Real Estate in Waterbury Vermont

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Lea Van Winkle, real estate agent in Waterbury Vermont

Amtrack train station in Waterbury.

Waterbury is known as the crossroads of Vermont. It’s where Route 100 intersects Interstate 89 at Exit 10. Waterbury is the town; Waterbury Center is the village, located north of the town. They share the same municipal departments on Main Street in Waterbury the town, and the same school system: Thatcher Brook Primary School, Crossett Brook Middle School, and Harwood Union High School.

Lea Van Winkle, real estate agent in Waterbury Vermont

Waterbury is home to the much coveted Heady Topper.


Having survived Tropical Storm Irene, which flooded the town in 2011, Waterbury has become known as the Little Town that Could. It’s a small town with a population of about 5,000 year-round residents. Recently it’s become know as a brew-hub, with numerous restaurants serving comprehensive offerings of micro-brewery beers. The driving force behind all the beer is the Alchemist, makers of Heady Topper, at one time rated #1 out of 250 beers by The Alchemist restaurant was flooded, never to return, but they still make Heady at their brewery on Route 100, just north of Waterbury. Prohibition Pig replaced the Alchemist restaurant and has a great selection of beer, as do The Reservoir (restaurant) and Blue Stone.

Lea Van Winkle, real estate agent in Waterbury Vermont

Ben & Jerry’s ice cream factory is in Waterbury.


Other noteworthy businesses that have brought attention to Waterbury are Keurig Green Mountain (formerly Green Mountain Coffee Roasters) and Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Further north on Route 100, in Waterbury Center, is Waterbury Center State Park on Waterbury Reservoir, with swimming, boating, and picnicking in the summer, and snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and ice fishing in the winter.

Waterbury and Waterbury Center have easy access Burlington and Montpelier and have become quasi-bedroom-communities for both cities. They are also located in the heart of ski country, with Sugarbush, Stowe Mountain Resort, Bolton Valley Resort, and Trapp Family Lodge Cross-Country Ski Center close by. Mountain biking is also a popular summer sport, with great singletrack riding in the Perry Hill section of town, with trails maintained by the Stowe Mountain Bike Club.

I am happy to help you look for real estate in Waterbury Vermont. Call me at 802-363-3890 and I’ll show you around!

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