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Pros

-Outdoor recreation
-Attractive downtown
-College-town amenities

Cons

-Cost of living
-Recent employment
-Harsh winters


What Bert Has To Say About Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area


Burlington is the largest city in Vermont and its cultural and educational center. The University of Vermont and two smaller colleges bring a strong college-town feel, with culture, entertainment, and a youthful ambience. Downtown is pleasant, with lots of trees, historic streets and lakefront areas and a pedestrian mall. The university is located on a bluff just east of town. The nearest big-city amenities are in Montreal, Quebec, under a 100 miles north. There is plenty of outdoor recreation at Lake Champlain and in the nearby Adirondacks and Green Mountains. As a college town, not surprisingly, there is a wide variety of housing and living environments available, and cost of living and housing are high by national standards.


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Quick Facts About Burlington


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in Burlington is 3.30 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Negative. Burlington jobs have Decreased by 0.04 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, Burlington's cost of living is 22.20% Higher than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, Burlington's population is 42,452 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 8.50 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 28 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in Burlington is $272,900. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 18.38 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    Burlington public schools spend $21,035 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 11.3 students per teacher in Burlington.

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  6/6/2014
After 20 years, I can offer a point of view

I was born in NY, but my family and I moved to Williston, VT when I was maybe 2 years old. Since then, I grew up in a very liberal area with lush green trees and tall... (Read More)

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  2/8/2013
Worst place ever to live!!!!

I made the mistake of moving here from Austin, Texas in 2012 and shortly after moving I quickly regretted my decision. The cost of living here is ridiculous, the bugs... (Read More)

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  6/17/2012
Awesome Place.. but

Burlington is awesome. It is full of culture everything from waterfront music festivals to arts at the farmer's market. Furthermore, the Flynn theatre brings in great... (Read More)

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