Burlington, VT is famous for a top notch quality of life! Burlington made the top ten list for Most Secure Places to Live (mid-sized cities, 2010). Recently, Burlington, VT Area was voted best place to raise a family, the best green city, best city of 2012, best for foodies, and best for fall foliage activities. It is no wonder Vermont is recognized internationally as a highly desirable place to live, to work, to explore, and most importantly, to call home!
Founded in 1785 after more than 20 years of development of a New Hampshire grant, the city of Burlington is Vermont's largest community today with a population of nearly 43,000. Burlington is situated alongside Lake Champlain and is a quick trip to the Canadian border as it's located just 94 miles south of Montreal.
Burlington has been featured nationwide for its low unemployment rates (currently the 6th lowest state at 4.8%) and a constant expansion of developing businesses. Fletcher Allen Health Care is Burlington's largest employer while Burton, Bruegger's Bagels, Seventh Generation, and Vermont Teddy Bear Company are just a few of the many companies headquartered here.
The Burlington School District oversees one high school, 2 middle schools, and 6 elementary schools. Additionally, there are 6 private schools in the community. The University of Vermont is home to more than 11,000 undergraduate and graduate students in Burlington. Other colleges in the area are Burlington College and Champlain College.
The Parks and Recreation division of Burlington offers a variety of sports leagues, camps, community rec center, and water activities along Lake Champlain including swimming, kayaking, and sailing. 18 parks and a 7.5-mile lakeside bike trail are also enjoyed by the community.
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