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Welcome to Chittenden County, Vermont

Updated: Apr 29

Welcome to Chittenden County, Vermont, where vibrant communities and breathtaking natural beauty converge 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. Whether you're seeking top-notch education, cultural enrichment, or outdoor adventures, Chittenden County has it all.

Quick Facts:

  • Population: Chittenden County is home to approximately 168k people.

  • Median Household Income (2021): $81,957

  • Economy and Industry: The economy of Chittenden County employs 94.3k people. The largest industries are Health Care & Social Assistance, Educational Services, and Retail Trade.

  • Education and Healthcare: The largest universities are the University of Vermont, Champlain College, and Saint Michael's College. The University of Vermont Medical Center, a teaching hospital and level 1 trauma center, is the largest in the state in terms of patient size.

brick street and buildings with church in the background.  Man walking.
Church Street Marketplace in Burlington

Major Towns and Cities of Chittenden County, Vermont

Burlington: The Cultural and Economic Hub

As Vermont's largest city, Burlington thrives with its local shops, restaurants, cafes, and the pedestrian-only Church Street Marketplace. The city is home to the University of Vermont and Champlain College, fostering a youthful atmosphere.

South Burlington: A Blend of Modernity and Community

Known for its convenience and community spirit, South Burlington hosts major amenities like the international airport, shopping destinations, and beautiful parks, symbolizing a blend of modern living with a sense of belonging.

Winooski: The Urban Oasis

Often described as the 'Brooklyn' of Burlington, Winooski is a melting pot of cultures, offering a diverse dining scene and vibrant community spirit in a small but mighty city format.

colorful paintings on a white wall
Art Gallery

Essex: Where City Meets Country

Essex provides a unique mix of urban conveniences and country charm. Its vibrant local scene and the community-focused Essex Experience make it a place of lively tradition and modern living.

Shelburne: Where History Meets Natural Beauty

Shelburne is renowned for its historic village center, the Shelburne Museum, and Shelburne Farms, offering a rich tapestry of arts, culture, and natural beauty along Lake Champlain shores.

Charlotte: Lakeside Beauty and Rural Serenity

Charlotte offers an idyllic setting with access to Lake Champlain, surrounded by lush farmland and tranquil countryside. Community events and outdoor activities are staples here, reflecting a close-knit community vibe.

Hinesburg: The Essence of Small-Town Vermont

Hinesburg stands out for its community events, such as the Hinesburg Summer Concert Series, and the Hinesburg Town Forest's 836 acres of mixed woodland, embodying small-town life with outdoor adventures.

Richmond: A Blend of Beauty and Community

Richmond delights with its scenic landscapes, community-centered activities, and the iconic Round Church. It's a haven for those who love the outdoors, with a strong sense of community spirit.

Colchester: Life by the Lake

Minutes from Burlington, Colchester is a gateway to lakeside living with its parks, trails, and the Colchester Causeway, offering a lifestyle where community, engagement, and natural beauty meet.

gravel path leading to lake champlain, signs and trees.
Bayside Park in Colchester, Vermont

Milton: Rural Beauty with a Rich History

Milton, nestled in the northwest corner, offers a blend of rural charm and small-town community life, celebrated for its scenic countryside, community events, and access to Lake Champlain.

Jericho: Tranquility and Outdoor Adventure

At the foot of Mount Mansfield, Jericho marries rural living with outdoor thrills, known for its natural beauty, community events, and recreational opportunities.

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Mount Mansfield in Jericho Vermont

Underhill: A Serene Escape

Underhill offers a peaceful retreat with its lush forests and community spirit, ideal for those seeking a simpler, more natural way of life close to outdoor adventures.

Westford: The Simple Pleasures of Rural Living

Known for its stunning landscape, historic buildings, and community events, Westford epitomizes rural living's simple pleasures.

arial view of Westford Vermont. Fall foliage and buildings.
Westford Vermont

Williston: Where Old Heart Meets New Spirit

Williston, along with its neighbor Saint George, showcases the best of both town and country, providing easy access to modern conveniences while maintaining a strong community essence.

For more in depth information about the different towns and cities in Chittenden County Vermont, please visit my community pages.

In Chittenden County, you're not just buying a home— you're investing in a lifestyle. From its thriving arts scene and vibrant local economy to its breathtaking natural beauty and strong sense of community, this corner of Vermont has it all. As your local real estate expert, I'm here to help you navigate the diverse real estate market in Chittenden County and find the perfect place to call home.


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