Living in Burlington

Up here on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain, you’ll love the mountain views, farmers’ markets, local beer, and fiery sunsets. 

You’ll have your pick of award-winning restaurants, top-notch breweries, nearby scenic trails, parks, beaches, and a 14-mile bike path along Lake Champlain. And if you love skiing, snowboarding, hiking, or camping, Vermont’s Green Mountains and ski areas are less than an hour away. Burlington is big on arts, music, and culture, too. You’ll find The Flynn theatre, the Vermont Comedy Club, the annual South End Art Hop, and a vibrant community of artists, musicians, makers, and creators. 

When you live in Burlington, you’ll find a tight-knit community, a thriving economy, a shared love for nature, and a slower pace that feels just right.


Life as a local in Burlington is nothing short of special. With access to the Vermont's intrinsic resources during all four seasons, numerous restaurants and renowned chef's, breweries and wineries, local events, and festivals, there is always something to do and something to explore. Find yourself hiking through the Green Mountains on any given Sunday, or stopping in to pay a visit to the local bartender you met last week. Life as a local in Burlington is nothing short of spectacular, and the more you know, the more you love it. 

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Quality of Life & Proximity to the Outdoors

Burlington's connection to nature and its surrounding environment offers residents a wealth of outdoor opportunities year-round. From hiking through the Green Mountains and biking along scenic trails to enjoying waterfront activities on Lake Champlain, the city provides endless recreational possibilities. In the winter, residents can experience Vermont's world-class skiing and snowboarding at local Vermont resorts, along with snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice skating in certain outdoor centers and frozen lakes and ponds. 


Burlington boasts a vibrant arts and cultural scene, offering an assortment of experiences for residents and visitors. Museums like the Fleming Museum of Art and Burlington City Arts showcase diverse exhibitions spanning contemporary art, local history, and cultural heritage. Galleries surround the downtown area, providing platforms for emerging and established local  artists to showcase their work. The city's theaters, including the Flynn Center, host a range of performances, from Broadway shows to experimental theater productions. 

South End Art Hop

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Vermont's commitment to sustainability is unmatched, aimed at improving the overall quality of life for its residents and visitors while preserving the environment for future generations. Embracing forward-thinking initiatives such as climate action plans and legacy projects, Vermont prioritizes the balance between meeting current needs and safeguarding environmental resources for the future.

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1. Community One of the biggest draws for people looking to relocate to Burlington is its friendly community. From throughout the region, Vermonters…

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