Unlike Burlington’s New North End, the boundries of Burlington’s Hill Section are not clearly defined. Because many of Burlington’s luxury homes are found in the Hill Section, many residents near the University of Vermont (UVM) like to associate themselves with this more exclusive neighborhood when they are selling their home. Many agree, however, that Main Street, South Pleasant Street, Iranistan Road, and South Willard are the most common boundries. Some Burlington Realtors and home owners include homes north of Main Street as far as Pearl Street and east of North Willard include their home in the Hill Section. I’ve seen homes as far north as upper North Street marketed as in the Hill Section. Others owners and Realtors call the neighborhoods north of Main Street the University District, or simply Ward 1. Streets off of Prospect Parkway to the south are also often associated with the Hill Section. This neighborhood includes South Street, Glen Road, Fairmount Street, Holt Street, and houses here are generally well-built ranches and capes built in the 1950s and 60s.
Regardless of where the Hill Section begins, home buyers looking for larger, elegant, turn of the century homes in Burlington have many options.