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Pros

-Attractive setting
-Outdoor recreation
-Pleasant climate

Cons

-Arts and culture
-Dreary winters
-Industrial landscape


What Bert Has To Say About Burlington Metro Area


Burlington was previously part of the Greensboro-Winston-Salem-High Point metropolitan area, but has recently grown large enough to deserve its own metro area designation. Burlington is located halfway between Greensboro (20 miles to the west) and Durham-Chapel Hill (30 miles east). The city of Burlington was founded shortly before the Civil War, as an assortment of railroad maintenance buildings. For thirty years, the community of the railroad depot and the surrounding homes was known simply as “Company Shops.” When the railroad moved its repair facilities, a new name was sought, and the city of Burlington was incorporated in 1893.

Through the 1970’s, the textile industry was a major employer, as it was in much of the South. More recently, Burlington is home to several large biomedical companies, and Honda has announced that it will establish an engine manufacturing facility there. Cultural and recreational activities in Burlington are somewhat restricted by its small size and lack of a four-year college. However, larger metro areas are a relatively short drive away, offering more amenities and access to a large airport.

The Burlington metro area is located in northern Piedmont in an area of transition between the eastern coastal plain and Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains to the west. The immediate landscape is slightly rolling with woodlands and open country. The climate is a mix of continental and humid subtropical. Winter temperatures and rainfall are modified somewhat by the mountain barrier. The combination of coastal moisture and northern cold air produce more frequent sleet and ice storms than in most of North Carolina. Snow flurries may occur. Summers are generally mild to warm and humid, with varying temperatures. Most summer precipitation occurs as localized thunderstorms. Late summer and fall hurricanes bring heavy rain. First freeze is late October, last is mid-April.


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Quick Facts About Burlington


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Burlington is 5.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Burlington jobs have Increased by 0.65 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Burlington's cost of living is 16.40% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Burlington's population is 50,355 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.92 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 21 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Burlington is $85,300. Home appreciation the last year has been -3.30 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Burlington public schools spend $8,476 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16 students per teacher in Burlington.

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re: Itsa nicea - 11/7/2008
Hello MY NAME IS SEDALE FROM DETROIT, I HAVE TWO GIRLS AGE 13 AND 8 WHO LIKE DANCING ACTING AND SWIMMING AND I HAVE TWO BOYS WHO ARE 1 AND 3. As for myself and my... (read more)
Itsa nicea
We live on the edge of Burlington. We are retired. It is 1.5 hours from the Mountains and 2 hrs from the beach. The neighbors are very friendly. There are things to do... (read more)
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