The city of Burlington, built on a hillside overlooking Lake Champlain, is Vermont’s largest city, with about 40,000 year-round residents. It is the region’s commercial center, with more than 160 retail stores, excellent restaurants, brewpubs, hotels, and diverse cultural events. (View Map)
Perennially voted one of America’s most exciting small cities, Burlington is home to the University of Vermont, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Memorial Auditorium, Centennial Field, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, and world-class events such as the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival, and the Burlington City Marathon.
In addition, Lake Champlain, often referred to as the sixth Great Lake, stretches for more than 120 miles between Vermont, New York, and Quebec. The lake, with the rugged Adirondack Mountains and beautiful Green Mountains that surround it, sets the stage for outdoor festivals, historic exploration, and everything from swimming, sailing and fishing, to hiking, mountain biking and skiing.
Real estate in Burlington Vermont is sought after because of the small town appeal, with the benefits of an urban location. Burlington offers a perfect blend of old New England charm, arts, culture and nature. Church Street Marketplace, with its early 1900s architecture, great restaurants, live entertainment, one-of-a-kind shops and well-known stores, is the focal point of the downtown area.
During the spring and summer, you’ll find plenty of festivals and outdoor concerts. The waterfront and adjoining parks are filled with warm weather revelers swimming, fishing or just relaxing on the beach and park benches. Throughout the spring, summer and fall, the Burlington Bike Path is bustling with cyclists, walkers, and runners.
Winter skiing and riding at area resorts is only 25 to 60 minutes away, including at Bolton Valley, Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen and Smuggler’s Notch.