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CHITTENDEN COUNTY

Welcome to Chittenden County, Vermont, where vibrant communities and breathtaking natural beauty come together to create a unique and enriching way of life. This is where I grew up and there's a reason I stay:) Nestled in the heart of our Green Mountain State, Chittenden County is home to diverse towns and cities, each offering a distinct blend of culture, tradition, and opportunity. Explore the bustling city life of Burlington, with its vibrant arts scene and bustling waterfront, or venture into the serene countryside of towns like Hinesburg and Richmond, where a strong sense of community and a deep connection with nature define the lifestyle.

 

Whether you're seeking top-notch education, cultural enrichment, or outdoor adventures, Chittenden County has it all. Discover the communities that make this region so special and find your perfect Vermont home here.

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Burlington, VT

BURLINGTON

Living in Burlington, Vermont: Why some might think it's the Capital of the state...

Where you can find serenity by the shores of Lake Champlain or killer views of the picturesque Green Mountains, Burlington, Vermont, is more than just a city: it's a way of life. Known for its vibrant culture, outdoor adventures, and close community, Burlington offers a unique blend of urban amenities and natural beauty that makes it a truly special place to call home.

The Queen City: Burlington's Urban Heart

Burlington, often dubbed the "Queen City," is Vermont's largest city and its cultural and economic hub. Whether you're a lifelong Vermonter or considering a move to this charming corner of the world, here's what you need to know about living in Burlington:

A Vibrant Downtown:

Burlington's downtown is a bustling mix of locally-owned shops, restaurants, and cafes. Church Street Marketplace, a pedestrian-only shopping and dining area, is the heart of it all, hosting street performers, farmers' markets, and countless festivals throughout the year.  

Educational Opportunities:

The city is home to the University of Vermont and Champlain College, contributing to the youthful atmosphere and offering educational and cultural opportunities for residents. Other major colleges include Middlebury, Vt Technical College, Community college of VT. To learn about all of the educational opportunities visit VSAC.

A Food Lover's Paradise:

Looking for outdoor dining? Farm to table? Or a romantic evening downtown....Burlington has it all! It offers a diverse culinary scene with farm-to-table restaurants, food trucks, and gourmet coffee shops. Some notable restaurants are Luenigs, Single Pebble, EB Strongs, The Farmhouse Group  Burlington is also known for its thriving craft beer culture, with numerous breweries and taprooms to explore.

Lake Champlain:

Living in Burlington means having access to the stunning Lake Champlain. Residents can enjoy waterfront parks, biking along the Burlington Bike Path, sailing, or simply taking in the breathtaking views of the Adirondack Mountains across the lake.

Community Events:

Burlington is a city that loves to celebrate. Throughout the year, you can find events like the South End Art Hop, the Vermont International Film Festival, Jazz Fest, Festival of fools and the Magic Hat Mardi Gras Parade. Fresh farmers markets are hosted late spring through summer at the Burlington City Hall Park.

The Great Outdoors:

Outdoor enthusiasts are spoiled for choice. Skiing and snowboarding are just a short drive away at nearby resorts, and hiking trails in the Green Mountains offer endless exploration opportunities.

Live Music and Arts:

The city's music and arts scene is thriving. Venues like Higher Ground and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts host a diverse range of acts and performances.  Arts Riot in the south end is another venue for local music and is one of the main hosts for Art Hop which happens each Fall

A Community with Heart:

Burlington is renowned for its sense of community. Whether it's supporting local businesses, participating in town hall meetings, or taking part in volunteer opportunities, residents take pride in their city.  Burlington has 6 main communities: University, Downtown, Hill Section, Old North End, New North End, and South End. Each part of the city brings a different feel of life, culture and experience.  Downtown might be known for walkability and access to shoppes, Old North End for history and diversity, New North End for a Ethan Allen park and a break away from the city, Hill section for larger estates, South End for it's Art district, & University for college dorms and access to hospital.

Real Estate in Burlington:

Housing in Burlington is as diverse as its community. Much of the housing stock is from the late 1800's into early 1900's followed by a large boom in building in the 50's, 60's and 90's. A VT digger report stated "A quarter of housing units in the state were built in 1939 or earlier, compared with only 12% for the rest of the nation"  Common styles are older Victorians which you may find in the ONE/ Old North end, to a typical small ranch/ starter home in the NNE/ New North End, to larger Multifamiles in the Downtown area, to historic contemporary/craftsman homes in the Hill Section followed by modern condos along the waterfront, perfect for those who desire an urban lifestyle within the state's largest city.  Rentals prices vary, but $1100 is average per bedroom. Real estate Average prices in these different pockets range from $450,000 up to over 1.0million.

Schools in Burlington:

For families, Burlington offers quality education through public and private schools. Additionally, proximity to the University of Vermont and Champlain College provides educational opportunities for all ages.  For more information on Burlington Elementary through HS schools, you can go to https://www.bsdvt.org/our-schools/

In Closing:

Living in Burlington, Vermont, is like living in a postcard-perfect New England town that never loses its appeal. It's a place where the beauty of nature, the vibrancy of culture, and the warmth of community come together to create a lifestyle that's simply unparalleled. Whether you're strolling down Church Street, gazing at the sunset over Lake Champlain, or hitting the slopes in winter, Burlington offers a quality of life that's hard to beat.

If you're considering a move to Vermont or a new home in Burlington, you'll find a city that offers an extraordinary quality of life, one truly worth living!

Come experience Burlington for yourself, and you'll soon understand why it's one of the most treasured parts of our state.  

 

Learn More: https://www.burlingtonvt.gov

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south burlington, VT

SOUTH BURLINGTON

Living in South Burlington, Vermont: The Best of Urban and Natural Worlds

 

South Burlington, Vermont a city most known for it's convenience, access and community.  Home to our major international airport, our one and only Target in the University Mall, beautiful parks and bike paths, plenty of restaurants and grocery options, this town offers what you need!  Well, at least those are the reasons why I live here! This city is renowned for its quality of life, excellent schools, and diverse community. If you're considering a move to this beautiful corner of Vermont, here's what you need to know about living in South Burlington:

Great Schools:

South Burlington is home to a well-regarded school district, offering a range of educational opportunities. From the Chamberlin School to the Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School and South Burlington High School, residents have access to quality education for their children. For more info, you can visit: https://www.sbschools.net/

Parks and Recreation:

South Burlington boasts an extensive park system, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. Red Rocks Park offers stunning views of Lake Champlain, while Overlook Park provides fantastic hiking opportunities and picnic areas.  One of the newest City center park is a nature based playground tucked into the small section of woods in City Center.

Shopping and Dining:

The city is home to the University Mall https://www.umallvt.com/, offering national chain and local shopping options, restaurants, and entertainment. Home to Target, Kohls, H&M, Maurices, Auntie Annes Pretzel, Hannaford grocery with a sprinkle of local stores such as Vermont Gaming Academy, Jim's Sports and Saraz.  Nearby the 'Blue' Mall and Dorset st are home to 2 other grocery options: Healthy Living and Trader Joes as well as a local Lee's Asian market, Eco bean and my favorite quesidillas at Beuno Sano! Other notable shopping is found off Shelburne rd where SoBu and Burlington connect.  TJMaxx, Homegoods, Market 32 and the Alpine shop are just a few of the destinations found here.

Proximity to Nature:

Living in South Burlington means being close to everything, nature alike. The city's proximity to Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains provides ample opportunities for water sports, hiking, and scenic drives.

Biking Paradise:

South Burlington is a paradise for cyclists, with numerous bike paths and connections to the Island Line Trail. Whether you're a casual rider or a dedicated cyclist, you'll find scenic routes to explore.

Strong Sense of Community:

The community spirit in South Burlington is palpable. Residents actively participate in local events, support one another, and take pride in their city. SoBu night out brings locals together for concert, food trucks, games and more through the summer. Market street has become a place to host gatherings including SoBu Energy fair and Illuminate.

Real Estate in South Burlington:

Housing options in South Burlington are as diverse as Burlington, but in a different way.  You can find single-family homes in established several different neighborhoods, as well as new build homes in communities featuring on site golf courses to contemporary condos near the airport, and modern developments with a range of amenities. VT takes it's stance on Green Energy seriously and VT's 1st Electric ONLY neighborhood is in process of being built in So burlington.

 

Whether you're a family looking for a quiet suburban street or a young professional seeking urban living, South Burlington has the right home for you. Average prices of a 2 bed, 1 bath condo would be around $300,000 and a 3 bed, 2 bath single family homes range from $500,000-600,000 depending on the area.

Recreational Opportunities:

Outdoor recreation is a cornerstone of life in South Burlington. The Catamount Family Outdoor Center offers mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and trail running. Enjoy kayaking, swimming, or stand-up paddleboarding on Lake Champlain during the warmer months.

Living in South Burlington, Vermont, is all about striking a balance between the energy of city life and the tranquility of the natural world. Whether you're dining at a local restaurant, hiking in a scenic park, or attending a community event, you'll quickly discover that South Burlington offers the best of both worlds—urban convenience and natural beauty—coming together to create a lifestyle that's hard to beat.

Come experience South Burlington for yourself, and you'll understand why so many are proud to call this city home. It's the perfect place to savor the best of Vermont's urban and natural worlds.

Interested in learning more about why locals love Vermont? Check out my guide to the subject

essex, VT
essex, VT

ESSEX 

Recently (2021), each area in Essex decided to create it's own municipal communities — one more urban but smaller (Essex Junction) the other mostly rural and larger (Essex Town) 

Living in Essex, Vermont: A Perfect Blend of Tradition and Modernity

 

If you just can't decide what's more important city or country then the Essex town and Junction should make the top of your list! These towns beautifully encapsulate the essence of New England living. Combining a rich history with modern amenities, this picturesque community offers a lifestyle that's both timeless and forward-thinking.

 

Let's take a closer look at what makes living in Essex so special:

A Sense of Community:

One of Essex's most defining features is its strong sense of community. Residents here are welcoming and tight-knit, fostering a warm and inclusive atmosphere. The town hosts numerous events throughout the year, from seasonal celebrations to local festivals, providing ample opportunities for neighbors to come together. The local Farmers' Market, community festivals, and the Essex Junction Recreation and Parks Department all contribute to this welcoming atmosphere.

Exceptional Education:

Essex, Vermont, is served by the Essex Westford School District, which is known for its commitment to academic excellence. The district encompasses several schools, including Essex Elementary School, Essex Middle School, and Essex High School, all dedicated to providing quality education for the town's youth.  For more info on schools, you can visit: https://www.ewsd.org/

Downtown Charm:

 

The village's downtown area is a hub of activity. Boutiques, restaurants, and local shops line the streets, making it easy to spend a day exploring the vibrant local scene. The nearby Taft Corners Shopping Center provides additional shopping and dining options, ensuring you have everything you need close to home.

Historic Charm Meets Modern Convenience:

The town center of Essex effortlessly blends historic charm with modern amenities. The area is home to local shops, boutiques, and restaurants, making it a delightful place to explore on a leisurely afternoon. Taft Corners Shopping Center is nearby, offering a range of shopping and dining options.

Natural Beauty Abounds:

Essex residents are spoiled for choice when it comes to natural beauty. The town offers an array of parks, such as Maple Street Park and Sand Hill Park, which are perfect for picnics, sports, and outdoor activities. For those who appreciate the great outdoors, the Indian Brook Reservoir and the Essex Tree Farm are fantastic destinations for hiking, fishing, and communing with nature.

Cultural Enrichment:

 

Essex, Vermont, is also home to various cultural experiences. The Essex Experience, a vibrant community space, hosts a variety of events, including local theater performances, art exhibitions, and live entertainment, providing ample opportunities for residents to enjoy the arts and culture. 

 

Diverse Housing Options:

 

Essex offers a wide range of housing options, catering to various lifestyles and preferences. While the junction offers easy living condos and smaller starter homes on city lots, the town offers larger homes on lots spanning 10 or more acres. Essex has one of the larger housing stocks in the Chittenden county area, therefore should be thoughtfully considered when considering town preferences.  There's a reason my first condo I purchased was here!  Single family 3 bed, 2 bath houses on average would be in the 450-550,000 range.  Essex has a large amount of houses built in the mid century so if your looking for some charm and character, this town has it!

Proximity to Nature, Playgrounds and Parks:

 

For lovers of the great outdoors, Essex Junction is a paradise. The village offers several parks, including Maple Street Park and Sand Hill Park, which provide opportunities for picnics, sports, and outdoor activities. Additionally, Indian Brook Reservoir and the Essex Tree Farm are fantastic places for hiking, fishing, and nature appreciation.  As you move further into the town, with the Browns River and the enchanting Green Mountains just a stone's throw away, you can easily access hiking trails, observe wildlife, and enjoy a natural escape at a moment's notice.

Strategic Location:

Essex, Vermont's strategic location within Chittenden County makes it an ideal base for exploring the rest of the state. From skiing at nearby resorts to experiencing the vibrant city life of Burlington or taking scenic drives through Vermont's countryside, you're always just a short trip away from a diverse range of experiences.

 

Quality of Life:

Living in Essex, Vermont, means enjoying a high quality of life. It's a place where the values of tradition and modernity coexist, where you can appreciate the warmth of a tight-knit community while also embracing the convenience of contemporary living.

Whether you're considering a move to Vermont or seeking a new home in Chittenden County, Essex, Vermont, offers a special kind of living. It's a place where tradition and modernity harmoniously coexist, where you don't just find a house, but you become a part of a warm and welcoming community.

 

Come and experience Essex for yourself, and you'll quickly understand why so many are proud to call this town home. It's a place where the past meets the present, creating a unique and exceptional way of life.

Want to learn more about Essex? Check out my guide to Discovering Essex.

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WINOOSKI

Living in Winooski, Vermont: A Thriving Urban Oasis

 

Winooski, Vermont, also known as the 'Brooklyn' of Burlington is a small city with a big heart, offering an exceptional blend of urban convenience and natural beauty. Nestled along the Winooski River and just minutes from Burlington, Winooski is a vibrant and welcoming community that's well worth exploring. It's my home town, so I might be a bit biased:)  Here's what it's like to live in this charming New England city:

 

A Diverse Community:

 

Winooski is celebrated for its diversity and inclusive spirit. The city is home to a multicultural population, and its streets are lined with a variety of international restaurants, shops, and markets. It's a place where people from all walks of life come together, contributing to the city's rich tapestry.

 

Downtown Revival:

The heart of Winooski is its bustling downtown district. Once a very long 4 way stop red light is now a thriving rotary with a green space at it's heart.  A large part of the revival of this area included building condos along the Winooski Falls providing a picturesque backdrop for residents and visitors alike. Riverside parks, walking trails, and recreational facilities make the riverfront a popular destination for outdoor activities and leisurely strolls. It's downtown is something special, offering a host of local businesses, including cozy cafes like Scout, to quirky boutiques like Golden hour, and creative workspaces you can find in the Iconic Mills. The rotery intersection is a symbol of the city's revival and a central hub for community gatherings.  Good thing we went with this plan over the once discussed DOME over the city. 

 

Cultural Engagement:

 

Winooski is a city that values culture and the arts. Events like the Waking Windows music festival and Art Walk Winooski bring the community together to celebrate creativity and talent. The city's commitment to cultural enrichment is evident in the numerous galleries, live music venues, and artistic spaces.  My favorite builidng which houses the Heritage Winooski museum is the Champlain Mill.  

Outstanding Dining Scene:

Winooski is a culinary gem in its own right. The city boasts a diverse dining scene with restaurants that offer a wide array of cuisines, from Vietnamese to Ethiopian, Mexican to classic American fare. There's something to satisfy every palate.  You must try Sneakers for their breakfast, and Our House for the Mac and cheese!  Many of these restaurants are located at the round about and make for great summer outdoor eating.  You can also find an assortment of Craft Beer at Four Quarters Brewery- with a great outdoor covered patio!

Educational Opportunities:

Families in Winooski have access to quality education through the Winooski School District, which includes John F. Kennedy Elementary School and Winooski Middle/High School. The district focuses on nurturing young minds and fostering a strong sense of community involvement.

Winooski Real Estate:

 

Housing in Winooski is diverse and includes a mix of historic homes, modern condos, and renovated mill buildings. Whether you're looking for a charming downtown apartment, a cozy riverside condo, or a single-family home with character, Winooski has options to suit various lifestyles. There are no multiacre lots in Winooski, and very little 'mansions', meaning houses tend to be more modest and typical styles consistent throughout the town are raised ranches and capes. Average price of a 3 bed, 2 bath is around $400-450,000

 

The Great Outdoors:

Winooski is well known for one of the longest rivers in vt, the Winooski river. The “Salmon Hole” is a local hot spot of the Winooski River near downtown known for producing a wide range of fish species like trout, smallmouth bass, yellow perch and landlocked atlantic salmon.

Popular scenic trails are Gilbrook reservoir, Casavant nature trail, Mckensie park trails. The popular bike path connects to the Burlington Bike Path, making it easy to explore the scenic routes of Chittenden County. 

Strategic Location:

 

Winooski is 8 min from everything, or at least that's what I used to say..... It is a 1sq mile town at the Center of Chittenden county borders Essex, Colchester, Burlington and South Burlington.  This means you're just minutes away from Burlington's vibrant city life, VT's largest airport, the Scenic Islands, and a hop right on Interstate 89 to take you to skiing, and neighboring states of NH, Mass and Maine. It's a strategic base for exploring the best of Vermont. 

Quality of Life:

Living in Winooski, Vermont, is all about embracing a sense of community, cultural diversity, and the modern amenities of city life while being surrounded by natural beauty. It's a place that encourages engagement and appreciation for the arts and the outdoors.

Come and experience Winooski for yourself, and you'll quickly understand why so many are proud to call this city home. It's an urban oasis where diversity, culture, and nature coexist, forming a vibrant and inclusive community that's hard to resist.

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HINESBURG, VT

HINESBURG

Living in Hinesburg, Vermont: A Tranquil Retreat with Rural Charm

 

Nestled in the serene landscape of Chittenden County, Hinesburg, Vermont, is a town that combines rural tranquility with a sense of community that's second to none. If you're considering making Hinesburg your home, you're in for a peaceful and welcoming experience. Here's a closer look at what it's like to live in this picturesque New England town:

 

A Close-Knit Community:

 

Hinesburg is celebrated for its strong sense of community. Residents enjoy a warm and friendly atmosphere where neighbors greet each other by name. Many have lived here their whole lives and families stay to continue the traditions. This is small town VT life. The town hosts various community events and local gatherings, such as the Hinesburg Summer Concert Series, offering ample opportunities to come together with fellow residents.

 

Top-Notch Education:

 

Families in Hinesburg have access to quality education through the Chittenden South Supervisory Union, including Hinesburg Community School and Champlain Valley Union High School. These schools prioritize academic excellence and community involvement.

 

Rural Beauty and Outdoor adventure:

 

One of the town's most outstanding features is its rural beauty. Hinesburg is surrounded by the natural splendor of Vermont, including expansive farmland, rolling hills, and the tranquil LaPlatte River. Nature lovers can explore hiking trails, engage in birdwatching, and savor the tranquility of the great outdoors. The Hinesburg town forest covers of 836 acres of mixed woodland which offers opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Residents can also explore the numerous parks and trails throughout the area.

Hinesburg Real Estate:

 

Housing in Hinesburg ranges from classic New England-style homes with spacious yards to modern townhomes and larger parcel estates. Because Hinesburg is an area of tradition, the average home owner stays longer in their home which in turn limits the amount of inventory that comes to the available market.  Average price of a 3 bed,2 bath home would be around $500-550k.  

Location details:

Hinesburg's location provides easy access to Vermont's natural beauty. The nearby Huntington River and Bald Mountain provide even more opportunities for outdoor adventures, from fishing and hiking to wildlife observation. A desired town for being quick 20-25 min from Burlington, Hinesburg's central location within Chittenden County makes it a strategic base for exploring the rest of Vermont. Part of the southern boarder of Chittenden county, this location is ideal for scenic drives through it's neighboring Addison county known for it's vast mountain views.

Quality of Life:

Living in Hinesburg, Vermont, means embracing a strong sense of community, a deep connection with nature, and a serene pace of life. It's a place where neighbors become friends, where the natural beauty of Vermont surrounds you, and where everyday life is an appreciation of the simple joys.

Whether you're considering a move to Vermont or searching for a new home in Chittenden County, Hinesburg, Vermont, offers a unique living experience. It's a place where rural charm, community spirit, and the great outdoors come together to create a truly special way of life.

Come and experience Hinesburg for yourself, and you'll quickly understand why so many are proud to call this town home. It's a place where tranquility, community engagement, and the beauty of Vermont's countryside combine to form a truly special way of life.

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WILLISTON, VT

WILLISTON/ ST.GEORGE

Living in Williston/St. George: The Best of Town and Country

 

Nestled in Chittenden County, Williston, Vermont, is old town heart, with new town spirit! It's neighbor St.George is a smaller town that shares much of the same characteristics. This central area of Chittenden county continues to develop in terms of it's offerings to locals and visitors alike.  It's alive with a fresh perspective with larger new built expanisve neighborhoods mixed in with traditions you'll find in the Williston village. If you're considering making this area your home, you're in for a delightful experience. Here's a closer look at what it's like to live in these charming New England towns:

 

Top-Notch Education:

 

Families in Williston, St. George have access to quality education through the Chittenden South Supervisory Union, which includes Williston Central School and Champlain Valley Union High School. These schools are known for their commitment to academic excellence and community involvement.

 

Scenic Natural Beauty:

 

The Williston, St. George area is surrounded by the picturesque landscapes of Vermont. These towns are situated near the Winooski River, providing opportunities for outdoor adventures like fishing, hiking, and birdwatching. The Catamount Family Outdoor Center, located in Williston, offers various recreational activities, including mountain biking, golfing, skiing, and trail running.

Convenient Shopping and Dining:

Williston offers a range of shopping and dining options. The Maple Tree Place shopping center features a variety of retail stores and restaurants, making it easy for residents to find everything they need close to home. Whether you're dining at a local eatery or shopping at a boutique, you'll find options to suit your preferences. Maple tree place provides a gathering green space for local concerts and gatherings.

Williston Real Estate:

Housing options in the Williston, St. George area cater to various lifestyles, from smaller starter manufactured homes to spacious family homes with large yards to modern condominiums and apartments. Whether you're seeking a quiet suburban street or a low-maintenance condo, Williston offers a range of choices. Finney crossing, one of the larger developments continues to expand offering a mix of apartments, carriage homes and expansive townhomes.  An average 3 bed, 2 bath home is around 550-650k.  Williston town is attractive as it's real estate taxes are one of the lowest in the state.

Notable Location:

The location of these towns provide easy access to Interstate 89 at exit's 11 and 12.  This area is well situated between 2 major hubs of the state: 1-Burlington, for it's exciting downtown and 2-Waterbury, a key exit point for access to Mad Rivers scenic route 100 taking you to skiing in Stowe and Waitsfield.

Quality of Life:

Whether you're considering a move to Vermont or searching for a new home in Chittenden County, Williston &St.George, Vermont, offer a unique living experience. It's a place where town and country coexist harmoniously, creating a lifestyle that combines the best of both worlds.

Come and experience Williston for yourself, and you'll quickly understand why so many are proud to call these towns home. They are a place where community, convenience, and natural beauty come together to create a truly special way of life.

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The Inn at Shelburne Farms

SHELBURNE

Living in Shelburne, Vermont: Where History Meets Natural Beauty

 

Nestled on the shores of Lake Champlain, Shelburne, Vermont, is a town that seamlessly weaves history, culture, and natural beauty into the fabric of everyday life. If you're considering making Shelburne your home, you're in for a treat. Here's a glimpse of what living in this charming New England town is all about:

 

Historic Village:

 

Shelburne is well-known for its historic village center, where picturesque streets are lined with charming homes, artisan shops, and quaint boutiques. Here, you'll find historic buildings, including the beautifully preserved Shelburne Country Store and the Inn at Shelburne Farms. The town's commitment to preserving its history ensures that every stroll through the village feels like a step back in time.

 

Cultural Riches:

 

Shelburne is a cultural treasure trove. The Shelburne Museum is a testament to this, offering visitors a remarkable collection of art, Americana, and architecture. With over 150,000 works on display, it's an artistic journey that spans centuries. Additionally, the Arts Riot and Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery offer diverse and contemporary artistic expressions.

 

Shelburne Farms:

 

One of Shelburne's most iconic attractions is Shelburne Farms, a 1,400-acre working farm and National Historic Landmark. Here, residents can enjoy breathtaking views of Lake Champlain, explore walking trails, and visit the children's farmyard. The farm is not only a place of natural beauty but also a center for education, sustainability, and agricultural history.

 

Lake Champlain Access:

 

Living in Shelburne means having easy access to Lake Champlain. Residents can enjoy waterfront parks and beaches, making it the perfect place for sailing, swimming, or simply taking in the stunning sunsets over the lake.

 

Diverse Dining Scene:

 

Shelburne boasts a diverse dining scene. From farm-to-table restaurants serving locally sourced dishes to cozy cafes and charming bakeries, there's something to satisfy every palate. The delicious options reflect the town's commitment to quality and sustainability.

 

Educational Excellence:

 

Families in Shelburne are well-served by the Champlain Valley School District, providing an exceptional education for students. The district includes Champlain Valley Union High School, where academic excellence and community involvement are highly prioritized.

 

Real Estate in Shelburne:

 

Housing options in Shelburne are as diverse as the town itself. From waterfront properties with stunning views to historic homes in the village, the town offers a wide range of choices. Whether you're looking for a classic New England-style residence, a lakeside retreat, or a comfortable family home, Shelburne has it all.

 

Natural Splendor:

 

Shelburne's natural beauty extends beyond Lake Champlain. Residents can explore the LaPlatte River Natural Area, hike along the Red Rocks Park trails, and take in the serene landscapes of Shelburne Pond. Outdoor enthusiasts will find themselves captivated by the numerous options for adventure.

 

Shelburne's Strategic Location:

 

Shelburne's central location in Chittenden County means it's well-positioned to explore the rest of Vermont. Whether you want to hit the slopes at nearby ski resorts, discover the vibrant city life in Burlington, or embark on a scenic drive through Vermont's countryside, you're just a short trip away from a diverse range of experiences.

 

Quality of Life:

 

Living in Shelburne, Vermont, means enjoying a high quality of life. It's a place where history, culture, and natural beauty converge to create a unique and exceptional lifestyle. Whether you're savoring a lakeside sunset, exploring the village's historic charm, or enjoying cultural treasures, Shelburne offers a quality of life that's truly one of a kind.

 

If you're considering a move to Vermont or looking for a new home in Chittenden County, Shelburne, Vermont, offers a special living experience. It's a place where history, culture, and natural beauty come together to create a truly remarkable way of life.

 

Come and experience Shelburne for yourself, and you'll quickly understand why so many are proud to call this town home. It's a place where history meets natural beauty, forming a unique and captivating essence that leaves a lasting impression.

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JERICHO, VT

JERICHO

Living in Jericho, Vermont: Where Tranquility Meets Outdoor Adventure

 

Nestled at the foot of Mount Mansfield and surrounded by the lush beauty of the Green Mountains, Jericho, Vermont, is a town that effortlessly marries the tranquility of rural living with the thrill of outdoor adventure. If you're considering making Jericho your home, you're in for a picturesque and active experience. Here's a closer look at what it's like to live in this charming New England town:

 

Natural Beauty and the Great outdoors:

 

Jericho's most defining feature is its natural beauty. The iconic Red Mill tells the story and hosts the Snowflake Bently museum full of the beautify of that magical snow coming down from the sky.  The town is framed by the Green Mountains and enjoys close proximity to Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak. The town offers an array of recreational opportunities, including fishing, mountain biking, hiking and camping as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter. The nearby Mills Riverside Park is a great destination for picnics, paddling, and exploring the serene Browns River. To access Jericho's trail map: 

Community Spirit:

Jericho is known for its strong sense of community. Residents embrace a warm and inclusive atmosphere, making newcomers feel right at home. The town hosts various community events, from summer concerts at the park to seasonal festivals. Visit the community center page at: https://ccjvermont.com/

 

Quality Education:

 

Families in Jericho have access to quality education through the Mount Mansfield Unified Union School District, which includes Jericho Elementary School and Mount Mansfield Union High School. These schools prioritize academic excellence and community involvement.

Jericho communites and real estate

 

Three distinct town centers developed in Jericho: Jericho Center, Jericho Corners and Riverside.  Jericho center is most known for the Jericho town store founded in the early 1800's and has a town green where locals gather for picnics in the park and holiday events. Jericho corners or village it's also known as is where you'll find the Jericho Tavern, Palmers Lane Maple, the Red Mill and Mills river park where locals gather for farmers markets. Housing in Jericho ranges from classic Vermont farmhouses with expansive acres to cozy family homes with spacious yards. Whether you're seeking a tranquil rural retreat or a friendly neighborhood street, Jericho offers diverse housing options to match your lifestyle.  Median sales price range for a 3 bed, 2 bath is around $600,000

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Living in Jericho, Vermont, means embracing a serene pace of life where the beauty of nature is ever-present and bit of magic is in the air. It's a place where outdoor adventures and community engagement create a lifestyle that's second to none.

Over the years, Jericho has kept much of its charm as there are many historic homes and architecture, beautiful natural areas, and interesting and historical sites to visit. I'd say it's a top choice for a bedroom community with the closest proximity to Burlington

Come and experience Jericho for yourself, and you'll quickly understand why so many are proud to call this town home. It's a place where rural charm, natural beauty, and a vibrant sense of community define the essence of Vermont living.

Find out more about Jerichos history: https://www.jerichohistoricalsociety.org/

CHARLOTTE, VT
CHARLOTTE, Vermont

CHARLOTTE

Living in Charlotte, Vermont: A Picturesque Blend of Rural Tranquility and Lakefront Living

 

Nestled on the shores of Lake Champlain, Charlotte, Vermont, is a town that epitomizes the charm of rural New England living while offering the beauty of lakeside tranquility. If you're considering making Charlotte your home, you're in for a picturesque and serene experience. Here's a closer look at what it's like to live in this idyllic Vermont town:

 

Serentity in the outdoors:

 

Charlotte's most striking feature is its location along the shores of Lake Champlain. Residents are privileged with easy access to the lake, allowing for a myriad of water-based activities, including swimming, boating, and fishing. The stunning lake views and sunsets are simply breathtaking. When not on the water, the rest of the town is surrounded by lush farmland, rolling hills, and the serene beauty of Vermont's countryside. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to explore on the numerous trails and nature preserves, such as the Charlotte Town Beach and the Charlotte Park and Wildlife Refuge. Charlotte offers an array of recreational opportunities, including birdwatching, hiking, and horseback riding.

Close-Knit Community:

Charlotte is celebrated for its strong sense of community. Neighbors are warm and welcoming, creating a friendly and inclusive atmosphere. The town regularly hosts community events, local fairs, and gatherings, including the annual Charlotte Berry & Music Festival.

Top-Notch Education:

 

Families in Charlotte have access to quality education through the Champlain Valley School District, which includes Charlotte Central School and Champlain Valley Union High School. These schools are committed to academic excellence and community involvement.

Charlotte Real Estate:

Beautiful estate homes enriched with history as well as waterfront retreats are what characterize the real estate landscape. If you are looking for a larger estate home with views of the beautiful mountains and water, Charlotte is where you'll find it! For styles of houses, you can find traditional, contemporary and older farmhomes. Charlotte is home to less than a handfull of townhome associations with much of the town falling in minimum 10 acre zoning.  Median sales price for a 3 bed, 2 bath home would be around 800k and for Lakefront, 1.5million.

Quality of Life:

Living in Charlotte, Vermont, means embracing a high quality of life. It's a place where community spirit, lakeside tranquility, and rural charm converge to create a unique and exceptional lifestyle.

Whether you're considering a move to Vermont or looking for a new home in Chittenden County, Charlotte, Vermont, offers a truly unique living experience. It's a place where lakeside beauty, community engagement, and the rural tranquility of Vermont come together to form a truly special way of life.  20-30 min from Burlington south on route 7

 

Come and experience Charlotte for yourself, and you'll quickly understand why so many are proud to call this town home. It's a place where lakeside serenity, community warmth, and the natural beauty of Vermont's countryside combine to create an exceptional way of life.

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RICHOMOND, VT

RICHMOND

Living in Richmond, Vermont: A Picturesque Blend of Community and Nature

 

Nestled in the heart of Chittenden County, Richmond, Vermont, is a postcard for small town quaint living with easy access to the beauty of VT rivers and the main interstate 89. If you're considering making Richmond your home, you're in for a treat. Here's a closer look at what it's like to live in this gem of a New England town:

 

Small-Town Appeal:

 

Richmond is celebrated for its quintessential New England small-town charm. With its historic village center, quaint streets, and friendly neighbors, it's the kind of place where people say "hello" to one another as they pass on the sidewalk. The Richmond Round Church is a beloved symbol of the town's historic character.

Educational Excellence:

Families in Richmond are well-served by the Chittenden East Supervisory Union, which includes the Richmond Elementary School. This educational community places a strong emphasis on providing an excellent learning environment for students.

Community Events:

Richmond is a town that values community engagement. Residents enjoy various events throughout the year, such as the Richmond Farmers Market and the Richmond Victorian Day Parade. These gatherings offer a chance to meet neighbors and celebrate the town's character.

 

Natural beauty:

 

Richmond's natural beauty is one of its most outstanding features. The town is nestled in the Green Mountains and surrounded by lush forests, rolling hills, and the serene Winooski River. The proximity to these natural wonders allows residents to explore hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife observation. The town is located near the Camel's Hump State Park, which offers a plethora of hiking trails and opportunities for recreational activities like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

Richmond Real Estate:

 

Housing in Richmond ranges from charming historic homes to modern family properties with spacious yards. Whether you're seeking a cozy village residence or a countryside retreat, Richmond provides a variety of options to match your lifestyle.  Median sales price for a 3 bed, 2 bath home is around $600,000.  Because Richmond is a smaller town, it is much harder to find available inventory.  When it comes on the market, most listings find a buyer quite quickly!

Richmond's Location:

Richmond's central location within Chittenden County makes it a strategic base for exploring the rest of Vermont. It's nicely situated 20 min from Burlington and 25-30 min from Montpelier. Whether you're hitting the slopes at nearby ski resorts, exploring the city life of Burlington, or taking scenic drives through Vermont's countryside, you're never far from a wide range of experiences.  

Community Spirit:

Living in Richmond, Vermont, means embracing a strong sense of community and a deep appreciation for the town's natural surroundings. It's a place where neighborly bonds are nurtured, where the great outdoors is an extension of your backyard, and where life moves at a pace that allows you to savor the simple pleasures.

Whether you're considering a move to Vermont or searching for a new home in Chittenden County, Richmond, Vermont, offers a special kind of living. It's a place where community and nature seamlessly blend, creating a unique and enriching way of life.

Come and experience Richmond for yourself, and you'll quickly understand why so many are proud to call this town home. It's a place where small-town charm, a strong community spirit, and the great outdoors come together to form a truly special way of life.

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UNDERHILL, VT

UNDERHILL

Living in Underhill, Vermont: Where Nature's Beauty Beckons

 

Tucked away in the heart of Vermont, Underhill is a town that offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. With its lush forests, rolling hills, and a strong sense of community, Underhill is an ideal place for those seeking a simpler and more natural way of life. Here's a closer look at what it's like to live in this charming New England town:

 

Embracing Nature:

 

Underhill residents are embraced by nature.  Vt Maples, Old oak trees and birch hug the homesteads and provide safety and security. The town is surrounded by vast forests, part of the Green Mountain National Forest, offering countless opportunities for outdoor adventures. Residents can explore the miles of hiking and biking trails, enjoy birdwatching, and even witness the breathtaking fall foliage.

Community Spirit:

Underhill is known for its close-knit community, where neighbors greet each other with warmth and kindness. The town hosts various community events, such as the annual Underhill Harvest Market, which brings residents together to celebrate the spirit of community and support local businesses.

Top-Notch Education:

Families in Underhill have access to quality education through the Chittenden East Supervisory Union, including Underhill ID Elementary School and Mount Mansfield Union High School. These schools focus on providing a well-rounded education for students.

Outdoor Adventures:

Underhill is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The nearby Underhill State Park, nestled at the base of Mount Mansfield, provides opportunities for hiking, picnicking, and camping. In the winter, the park transforms into a snowy wonderland for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Underhill Real Estate:

Housing in Underhill ranges from historic farmhouses with vast acres of land to cozy single-family homes with room to grow.  There are no townhome/condo associations in Underhill and therefore much of the real estate landscape is made up of owner occupied homes.  Underhill is an affordable option for those who want land to roam with the average sales price of a 3 bed, 2 bath being around 550,000k

Underhill's location offers a tranquil escape while being a moderate 35-40 drive away from Burlington. 

Quality of Life:

Living in Underhill, Vermont, means embracing a slower pace of life and immersing yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you. It's a place where neighbors become friends, where every day is an opportunity for outdoor exploration, and where the simple pleasures are celebrated.

Whether you're considering a move to Vermont or searching for a new home in the Green Mountains, Underhill, Vermont, offers a unique and enriching living experience. It's a place where nature's beauty, community warmth, and a simpler way of life come together to form a truly special way of living.

Come and experience Underhill for yourself, and you'll quickly understand why so many are proud to call this town home. It's a place where nature beckons, community bonds are strong, and life is lived in harmony with the great outdoors.

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COLCHESTER, VT

COLCHESTER

Living in Colchester, Vermont: A Waterfront Gem on Lake Champlain

 

Nestled along the shores of Lake Champlain, Colchester, Vermont, is a town that offers the perfect blend of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and a close-knit community. If you're considering making Colchester your home, you're in for a picturesque and vibrant experience. Here's a closer look at what it's like to live in this charming New England town:

 

Spectacular Lakefront Living:

 

Colchester's crown jewel is its stunning location along the shores of Lake Champlain. Residents are privileged with easy access to the lake, offering endless opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, and simply taking in the breathtaking views of the water and the Adirondack Mountains.

 

Community Spirit:

 

Colchester is known for its strong sense of community. Neighbors are welcoming and friendly, fostering a warm and inclusive atmosphere. The town hosts various community events and local gatherings, including the annual Colchester Winter Carnival and Sunset Series Concerts.

 

Top-Notch Education:

 

Families in Colchester have access to quality education through the Colchester School District, which includes Malletts Bay School and Colchester High School. The district is dedicated to providing an excellent learning environment for students.

 

Natural Beauty Abounds:

 

Colchester's natural beauty extends beyond Lake Champlain. The town offers an array of parks, trails, and nature preserves, such as Niquette Bay State Park and the Colchester Causeway. These locations are perfect for hiking, birdwatching, and appreciating the abundant wildlife.

 

Recreational Opportunities:

 

Colchester is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The nearby Delta Park offers opportunities for kayaking and paddleboarding, while the nearby Champlain Valley Fairgrounds host a variety of events and fairs throughout the year.

 

Colchester Real Estate:

 

Housing in Colchester is diverse, including single-family homes with picturesque lake views, modern condos, and cozy apartments. Whether you're seeking a waterfront retreat, a quiet suburban street, or a low-maintenance condo, Colchester offers a range of housing options to suit your preferences.

 

Proximity to Burlington:

 

Colchester's location just minutes from Burlington provides easy access to the city's vibrant culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Burlington's bustling waterfront, historic Church Street Marketplace, and numerous cultural events are all within a short drive.

 

Quality of Life:

 

Living in Colchester, Vermont, means enjoying a high quality of life. It's a place where community, education, natural beauty, and recreational opportunities come together to create a unique and exceptional lifestyle.

 

Whether you're considering a move to Vermont or looking for a new home in Chittenden County, Colchester, Vermont, offers a unique living experience. It's a place where waterfront living, community engagement, and natural beauty converge to create a lifestyle that's hard to beat.

 

Come and experience Colchester for yourself, and you'll quickly understand why so many are proud to call this town home. It's a place where waterfront tranquility, vibrant community spirit, and a range of recreational possibilities come together to form a truly special way of life.

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HUNGTINGTON, VT

HUNTINGTON

Living in Huntington, Vermont: Where Community Meets Natural Beauty

 

Nestled in the picturesque valleys of the Green Mountains, Huntington, Vermont, is a town that seamlessly blends the warmth of a close-knit community with the breathtaking beauty of its natural surroundings. If you're considering making Huntington your home, you're in for an enriching and tranquil experience. Here's a closer look at what it's like to live in this charming New England town:

 

Embracing Natural Beauty:

 

Huntington's most defining feature is its natural splendor. The town is surrounded by lush forests, pristine streams, and scenic mountain vistas. Residents have easy access to an array of outdoor activities, from hiking and mountain biking in the summer to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in the winter.

 

Community Spirit:

 

Huntington is known for its strong sense of community. Neighbors are welcoming and friendly, fostering a warm and inclusive atmosphere. The town hosts various community events, local fairs, and gatherings, including the Huntington River Vineyard's summer concerts, which bring residents together to celebrate the spirit of community.

 

Top-Notch Education:

 

Families in Huntington have access to quality education through the Chittenden East Supervisory Union, which includes Brewster Pierce Memorial School and Mount Mansfield Union High School. These schools prioritize academic excellence and community involvement.

 

Outdoor Adventures:

 

Huntington is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. The nearby Camels Hump State Park offers opportunities for challenging hikes and breathtaking vistas. The Huntington River, with its clear waters, is a perfect spot for fishing and paddling.

 

Huntington Real Estate:

 

Housing in Huntington offers a variety of choices, from cozy single-family homes with spacious yards to modern condominiums. Whether you're seeking a tranquil retreat in the woods or a friendly neighborhood, Huntington provides diverse housing options to suit your preferences.

 

Proximity to Burlington:

 

Huntington's location offers both tranquility and convenience, as Burlington is just a short drive away. Residents can easily access the city's vibrant culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, making it a perfect balance between rural living and urban amenities.

 

Quality of Life:

 

Living in Huntington, Vermont, means embracing a serene pace of life and immersing yourself in the natural beauty that surrounds you. It's a place where neighbors become friends, where every day is an opportunity for outdoor exploration, and where the simple pleasures are celebrated.

 

Whether you're considering a move to Vermont or searching for a new home in Chittenden County, Huntington, Vermont, offers a unique and enriching living experience. It's a place where natural beauty, community warmth, and the tranquility of Vermont's countryside come together to form a truly special way of life.

 

Come and experience Huntington for yourself, and you'll quickly understand why so many are proud to call this town home. It's a place where natural beauty, community spirit, and a connection with nature come together to create an exceptional way of life.

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WESTFORD

Living in Westford, Vermont: A Hidden Gem in the Green Mountains:

Tucked away in the rolling hills of northern Vermont, Westford may not be as widely known as its neighbor Burlington, but for those who call it home, it's a slice of New England paradise worth discovering. Here's what makes living in Westford a truly special experience:

Small-Town Charm:

Westford embodies quintessential small-town charm, with its tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and tight-knit community. Whether you're chatting with neighbors at the local market or attending a town meeting, you'll quickly feel like part of the family.

Scenic Beauty:

Surrounded by the picturesque Green Mountains, Westford offers breathtaking views and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. From hiking and biking along scenic trails to fishing and kayaking on nearby rivers and lakes, nature is always at your doorstep.

Community Spirit:

In Westford, neighbors look out for one another, lending a helping hand and coming together for community events and celebrations. Whether it's the annual Westford Winter Carnival or the summer concert series at the town green, there's always something to bring people together.

Quality Education:

Families in Westford have access to excellent schools, with small class sizes and dedicated teachers who are committed to providing a top-notch education. The Westford School, serving students from kindergarten through eighth grade, offers a supportive and enriching learning environment.

Local Flavors:

 

While Westford may be small, it's big on flavor. From farm stands and orchards offering fresh produce to charming cafes and bakeries serving up homemade treats, there's no shortage of delicious eats to enjoy.

Outdoor Adventures:

Whether you're a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or just looking to enjoy nature's beauty, Westford has something for everyone. Explore miles of scenic trails, go birdwatching in the nearby wetlands, or simply take a leisurely stroll through the town's charming streets.

Real Estate:

 

Housing options in Westford range from historic farmhouses and cozy cottages to modern homes with stunning mountain views. Whether you're looking for a secluded retreat or a family-friendly neighborhood, you'll find plenty of options to suit your lifestyle.

Close-Knit Community:

In Westford, neighbors become friends, and friends become family. Whether you're attending a community potluck dinner, volunteering for a local cause, or simply sharing stories on the front porch, you'll feel the warmth and camaraderie that defines life in this charming Vermont town.

Living in Westford, Vermont, offers a lifestyle that's rich in natural beauty, community spirit, and small-town charm. It's a place where you can slow down, savor the simple pleasures, and truly appreciate the beauty of everyday life.

So if you're seeking a peaceful retreat surrounded by nature's beauty and embraced by a welcoming community, consider making Westford your home. Come experience the magic of this hidden gem in the Green Mountains, and you'll soon understand why so many are proud to call Westford, Vermont, home.

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MILTON

Living in Milton, Vermont: A Charming Slice of New England Living

 

Nestled in the heart of northern Vermont, Milton is a town that offers a picturesque blend of rural beauty, community spirit, and a high quality of life. If you're considering making Milton your home, you're in for a delightful experience. Here's a closer look at what it's like to live in this idyllic New England town:

 

A Close-Knit Community:

 

Milton is renowned for its strong sense of community. Neighbors are welcoming and friendly, creating a warm and inclusive atmosphere. The town's numerous community events and local gatherings, such as the Milton Farmers Market and the Milton Music in the Park series, provide ample opportunities for residents to come together.

 

Educational Excellence:

 

Families in Milton are well-served by the Milton Town School District, which includes Milton Elementary School and Milton High School. The district places a strong emphasis on providing an excellent educational experience for students.

 

Scenic Beauty:

 

One of the most striking features of Milton is its natural beauty. The town is surrounded by lush farmland, rolling hills, and the tranquil Lamoille River. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find plenty to explore in the nearby Arrowhead Mountain Lake and Sandbar State Park.

 

Proximity to Outdoor Adventures:

 

Milton's location provides easy access to outdoor adventures. The town is close to the Northern Forest Canoe Trail, a 740-mile water trail that offers incredible opportunities for paddling and exploration. The nearby Lake Champlain Islands provide a beautiful backdrop for water-based activities, from boating to fishing.

 

Milton Real Estate:

 

Housing in Milton encompasses a variety of options, from single-family homes with spacious yards, a wide range of townhomes/condos and apartments. Whether you're in search of a cozy countryside colonial or a family home with room to grow, Milton offers a range of choices.

 

Convenient Location:

 

Milton's central location in northern Vermont makes it a strategic base for exploring the rest of the state. Whether you want to explore Burlington's vibrant city life, hit the slopes at nearby ski resorts, or embark on scenic drives through Vermont's countryside, you're never far from a diverse range of experiences.

 

Rich Cultural Experiences:

 

Milton is a town that values culture and the arts. Local events like the Art in the Park series and the Community Band Concerts provide opportunities for residents to engage with and appreciate artistic expression.

 

Quality of Life:

 

Living in Milton, Vermont, means embracing a sense of community, a deep connection with nature, and a relaxed pace of life. It's a place where neighbors become friends, where the natural beauty of Vermont is at your doorstep, and where everyday life is a celebration of the simple joys.

 

Whether you're considering a move to Vermont or searching for a new home in the northern part of the state, Milton, Vermont, offers a unique living experience. It's a place where community, nature, and culture seamlessly blend, creating a special way of life that's hard to resist.

 

Come and experience Milton for yourself, and you'll quickly understand why so many are proud to call this town home. It's a place where the beauty of Vermont, the warmth of community, and the richness of rural life come together to form a truly special way of life.

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