Best Places to Live

Burlington, VT

Population: 42,570

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Home of the famous Magic Hat Brewing Company, Burlington also abounds with local microbreweries and small-town charm. The top-quality beer, relaxing downtown atmosphere and scenic surrounding farmland puts Burlington high on our list of craft beer destinations.

Start exploring the city’s beer scene in the South End Arts District, where you’ll find some of the city’s most interesting breweries like Zero GravityQueen City and Switchback. Afterward, head to the Alchemist, a family-run favorite that specializes in unfiltered IPA. City Brew Tours also offers all-inclusive beer experiences for visitors who want to taste a variety of craft beers while learning more about the production process.

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