Burlington is a great location to live. It is less than two hours to Montreal and a 3 hour drive to Boston. There are five ski resorts where you can be on the slopes within an hour including Stowe, Bolton Valley, Sugarbush, Smugglers Notch, and Mad River Glen. Besides downhill, there are plenty of local trails to cross country ski. There is also fall leaf peeping in our own backyard, and hiking galore at Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s loftiest mountain, Camel’s Hump, and numerous other places where trails are maintained.
Although we may look landlocked, there’s also plenty of water. Burlington is located on Lake Champlain, a stunning freshwater lake with over 500 miles of shoreline and 14 miles across at its widest point. Area residents use this lake to fish, swim, boat, sail, canoe, kayak, and any other water activity you can think of (on some days, even surfing!). There is also a beautiful bike path along Lake Champlain that will take you to Grand isle, one of the Champlain Islands.
Burlington is also renowned for its progressive, ecologically minded people, and the emphasis placed on local farming and supporting other Vermonters. There are a number of local CSA farms where residents have access to high-quality organic produce on a weekly basis on an innovative cost-sharing model. Here in Burlington, you can buy local produce, beef, poultry, eggs, and milk you can buy directly from our local farmers, knowing you are helping the local community and eating the healthiest and freshest of foods. Our residents also maintain an organic garden whose produce we use to help support our community meals.