Burlington Vermont Real Estate & Community Information

Burlington Vermont Real Estate & Community Information

Burlington is the largest city in Vermont. Also known as the Queen City, Burlington is situated on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. The city is filled with vibrant culture, innovative businesses and many wonderful parks, local shops and farm-to-table eateries! Most popular attractions, for locals as well as visitors, are Waterfront Park and Burlington's walkable downtown. The Church Street Marketplace in the heart of downtown Burlington is a four block pedestrian mall filled with plenty of shopping and local stores. Burlington is located only 45 miles south of the Canadian border. It is home to the University of Vermont and Champlain College, as well as home to Vermont's largest hospital, UVM Medical Center. The famous ice cream enterprise, Ben and Jerrys was founded in Burlington in 1978. Travel is easy, with the Burlington International Airport (BTV), as well as Ferry Service via the Lake Champlain Transportation Company that offers service for the North Country of New York and the Champlain Valley region of Vermont.

 

Burlington, Vermont Neighborhoods


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Downtown - Beautiful, picturesque Downtown Burlington is located North of Maple Street, south of Pearl street and west of Willard Street.  Search Homes for Sale Downtown Burlington Vermont

Hill Section - East of Route 7 (Shelburne Road and South Willard Street and south of Route 2 (Main Street) includes all of Champlain College but excludes UVM and University Terrace. Search Homes for Sale in Hill Section.

The Intervale - while not actually a neighborhood section, it is a large area in with many locally owned organic farms and nature preserves along the Winooski River. Search Homes for Sale The Intervale. The Intervale

New North End - burlington's most populated neighborhood, runs as an extension of the city, including Leddy Park and North Beach and the Burlington Beltline. New North End Homes for Sale

Old North End - Burlingtons oldest, most densely populated neighborhood and is north of all properties along Pearl Street, west of Routes 2 and 7, and is inclusive of areas south and east of the former Burlington College. Old North End Homes for Sale

South End - once mostly industrial and now a sought after artistic district, is located south of Maple Street and west of Route 7 (Shelburne Street and South Willard Street) including Oakledge park and headquarters to Burlingtons nationally ranked companies such as Burton Snowboards and Dealer.com. South End Homes for Sale

University District - east of Willard Street, north of Main Street and south of Riverside Ave - surrounded by Route 2.  University District Homes for Sale

Suburbs of Burlington, Vermont


 

 

Charlotte -  filled with vast scenic landscapes, community trails located in the southwest corner of Chittenden County. The town extends to the New York/Vermont border  in the middle of Lake Champlain, home to Mount Philo one of Vermont's most popular state parks!  There is ferry service to Essex NY from Charlotte provided by Lake Champlain Transportation Company.  Search Homes for Sale in Charlotte

Colchester - a suburb of the city of Burlington, is directly to Burlingtons north on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain , Mallett’s Bay, and is to the west of the Green Mountains, Saint Michaels College campus is located in Colchester. In 2015, the town of Colchester made Fortune Magazine's list of "100 Best Places to Live" (ranked #100), along with Launch a Business and Money Magazine's list of "50 Best Places to Live" (ranked #40).  Search Homes for Sale in Colchester

Essex - home also to the village of Essex Junction, nestled between the Green Mountains and Lake Champlain. Filled with sought after neighborhoods with wonderful community connections. Shop at the Essex Outlets or relax at the Essex Resort and Spa! Search Homes for Sale in Essex

Jericho - is home to the historic Old Red Mill, home of the Jericho Historical Society, it is located in the Jericho Corners Village. Jericho Center is home to many historic buildings and churches as well as Jericho Center Country Store, Vermonts oldest continuously running general store, the Jericho Center Village is also well known for it's Village Green in the center of the village, surrounded by historic buildings.  Search Homes for Sale in Jericho

Underhill - located at the foot of Mount Mansfield, Underhill is a rural community with the Browns River running through it. The town contains two villages; Underhill Flats and Underhill Center. Underhill Flats is located on the western side of the town and is actually a shared jurisdiction with the adjacent town of Jericho. Underhill Center is on the eastern side of the town closer to the foot of Mount Mansfield. Search Homes for Sale in Underhill

Richmond - located in the western foothills  of the Green Mountains, the Winooski River runs through it. Known for it's Round Church, a 16-sided meetinghouse built in 1813.Considered one of the best communities to live and work, Richmond is also home to Cochrans Ski Area, a local ski area and the nations first non-profit ski area. They provide area youth and families with affordable skiing, snowboarding, lessons and race training.  Search Homes for Sale in Richmond

Shelburne - another suburb of Burlington along the shores of Lake Champlain, Shelburne is home to many tourist attractions including the Vermont Teddy Bear Factory, Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms and Fiddlehead Brewery! And also has a town beach with a boat launch and popular nature park. Search Homes for Sale in Shelburne

South Burlington - located on the shores of Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains South Burlington is home to about 18,000 residents,  South Burlington has 191 businesses in retail trade based around the city center and homes Vermonts largest mall, Ben and Jerry’s headquarters, the Vermont National Guard and Magic Hat Brewing Company, amongst many others. Search Homes for Sale in South Burlington

Williston -  located in Central County, Williston is bordered on the north by the Winooski River. Part of the town, known as Tafts Corners has a number of local restaurants, a movie theater and big shopping stores, one of the state's largest shopping areas! Williston is also home to Lake Iroquois, a 237-acre lake surrounded by the towns of Williston, Hinesburg, Richmond and St. George. Search Homes for Sale in Williston

Hinesburg - located in Southern Chittenden County with Addison County bordering it to it's left. The town is surrounded by beautiful open green farmland is along the LaPlatte River. Search Homes for Sale in Hinesburg

Huntington - in southeastern Chittenden County, located on the west side of the Green Mountains is centered on the valley of the Huntington River, just 25 miles south of Burlington. The summit of Camels Hump, Vermonts third-highest mountain and highest undeveloped peak, is in Huntingtons northeast corner. Search Homes for Sale in Huntington

Miltonlocated just 14 miles north of Burlington, Milton is in northern Chittenden County bordered by Franklin County and Grand Isle County, the Lamoille River runs across the town. Just minutes to Sand Bar State Park on the shore of Lake Champlain.  Search Homes for Sale in Milton

St. George - bordered by the towns of Shelburne, WIlliston and Hinesburg, just 10 miles southeast of Burlington. Home to Rocky Ridge Golf Course and an old one-room schoolhouse!  Search Homes for Sale in St. George

Westford - located in northern Chittenden County, part of the town’s beauty is the Browns River that runs through it, also home to the Browns RIver Covered Bridge, open only to pedestrian traffic.  Search Homes for Sale in Westford

Winooski - aka the Onion City, nestled at the mouth of the Winooski RIver, it is part of the Burlington Metropolitan area. Home to the historic Champlain Mill, which has been converted into commercial, office and apartment spaces. The city “circle” is filled with local restaurants and bars. Search Homes for Sale in Winooski

Bolton - located in the western foothills of the Green Mountains, predominantly rural in characteristic with acres of undeveloped forested land with many recreational trails, Bolton follows the north side of the Winooski RIver, home to Bolton Valley, a popular ski resort in Vermont that offers night skiing. The Long Trail, a hiking trail located in Vermont which runs the length of the state, passes through Bolton on it way from Camel’s Hump to Mount Mansfield. Search Homes for Sale in Bolton


Parks and Recreation in Burlington

Education in Burlington, VT

Students in Burlington are educated at the Burlington School District. This school district is recognized for its academic excellence and extracurricular offerings for its students. Students in kindergarten through 5th grade attend Champlain Elementary School (800 Pine Street), C.P. Smith Elementary School (332 Ethan Allen Parkway), Edmunds Elementary School (299 Main Street), or J.J. Flynn Elementary School (1645 North Avenue). There are also two magnet elementary schools that offer interdisciplinary curriculum for students in preschool through 5th grade. The Integrated Arts Academy at H.O. Wheeler (6 Archibald Street) focuses on the arts in its curriculum and the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes (123 North Street) integrates ideas of sustainability into its academic offerings. Students in grades 6th through 8th attend Edmunds Middle School (275 Main Street) or Lyman C. Hunt Middle School (1364 North Avenue). There is one main high school within the district, Burlington High School (52 Institute Road), for students in grades 9th through 12th. Burlington Technical Center (52 Institute Road) provides high school students with the unique opportunity to receive technical training while working towards their diplomas, offering them the chance to be ready to enter the workforce immediately upon graduating.

 

Health and Transportation in Burlington, Vermont


Burlington residents have access to many excellent medical facilities right within town. This is thanks to the The University of Vermont Medical Center (111 Colchester Avenue). This comprehensive hospital provides general and surgical medical services as well as emergency services. It has continually been ranked nationally as a top hospital. The University of Vermont Children's Hospital, located at the main campus on Colchester Avenue, provides world class medical services for adolescents.

 

Travelling throughout Vermont and the wider New England area is a breeze for Burlington residents. Burlington is connected to the wider transportation network of the country with Interstate 89, US Route 2, and US Route 7 running right through town. Residents wanting to travel by rail are conveniently located close to an Amtrak Station (29 Railroad Avenue) in Essex Junction. For those looking to travel beyond the immediate area, whether for business or pleasure, Burlington International Airport (BTV) (1200 Airport Drive, South Burlington) offers domestic and international flights daily.