I’ve lost track of the awards Burlington has amassed since I first moved and bought my first home here 18 or so years ago. The City of Burlington has received numerous accolades recognizing its beauty and livability, including being named the “Best Green Place to Live in America” by Country Home magazine and one of the “Best Places to Retire Young” by CNNMoney. Burlington has won awards or been in top 10 lists, as most livable city from numerous magazines. Kiplinger.com recently called Burlington a real estate “safe haven.” Most recently the Center for Disease Control named Burlington, Vermont the healthiest city in the country. It is consistently a top choice for families relocating from Boston or the New York metropolitan areas.
Burlington, Vermont is a small, charming city located on the eastern shore of beautiful Lake Champlain, just north of Shelburne in Chittenden County. It is Vermont’s largest city with roughly 40,000 year-round residents in addition to thousands of yearly vacationers and UVM and Champlain College students. Nestled between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, Burlington is a perfect balance of city energy and nature calm, offering both affordable downtown homes and beautiful Lake Champlain lakefront properties.
The Burlington region of Chittenden County is the perfect place to buy a home for folks who enjoy both the beauty of nature and the culture of a true cosmopolitan area. The flawless blend of city and country makes it possible to spend a Saturday afternoon enjoying outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, sailing or skiing and then relax during the evening by enjoying a four-star meal, leisurely window shopping on Church Street, and catching a concert at the Flynn Theater.
The City of Burlington has strived to preserve its historical downtown areas without sacrificing the luxury of a modern U.S. city. In 1994, the city began an aggressive revitalization project with help from the Vermont Downtown Program. Now, it is possible to stroll along brick-lined streets and through historically significant architecture and to dine and shop at dozens locally-owned retail businesses and eateries in buildings dating back as far as a hundred and fifty years.
I live here for a reason; and it is a very good reason.