Colchester, Vermont 

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+1.4% since 2020

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9.2 / 3.6

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Best Places to Live in Colchester, Vermont

Colchester is an incorporated town located in Chittenden County, Vermont offering plenty of things to do during your stay like Tennessee Valley Putt N' Play Mini Golf & Fun Center perfect for anyone looking to enjoy some family friendly fun plus there's also St. Michael's College which provides fascinating exhibits about the area's history. There are also many locally owned shops and eateries ideal for any budget! College town - Northwest Vermont along east shore of Lake Champlain.
State: Vermont
County: Chittenden County
Metro Area: Burlington-South Burlington Metro Area
City: Colchester
Zip Codes: 05446 05439
Cost of Living: 10.9% higher
Time zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Elevation: 200 ft above sea level

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Colchester, Vt Housing Market
Least Expensive HomesHomes Over 2,000 Sq. Ft.
Most Expensive HomesHomes less than 10 yrs old
All Single Family Homes
Outdoor recreation
Attractive downtown
College-town amenities
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.


The unemployment rate in Colchester is 2.6% (U.S. avg. is 6.0%). Recent job growth is Positive. Colchester jobs have increased by 0.6%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, Colchester's cost of living is 10.9% higher than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare Colchester's Cost of Living

August, July and June are the most pleasant months in Colchester, while January and February are the least comfortable months. Today's Weather | Climate Averages

In the last Presidential election, Chittenden county remained overwhelmingly Democratic, 75.8% to 21.2%. More Voting Stats

Colchester's population is 17,102 people. Since 2020, it has had a population growth of 1.4%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 20.3 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in Colchester is Real Estate: $366,400. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.4%.

Colchester public schools spend $16,015 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.2 students per teacher in Colchester. More Education

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Housing Market in Colchester

It's a good time to buy in Colchester. Home Appreciation is up 7.6% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in Colchester is $366,400.
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Reviews for Colchester   2 Reviews
Nice place to visit, suggest renting a year first - 10/10/2021
Colchester is a very nice and picturesque town. Taxes however are high and housing costs if you want to own your own place may be prohibitive in light of the cost of... Read More

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Come ridin' or kayakin' or swimmin' or ... - 1/14/2008
This community called Colchester, immediately north of (and part of the greater community of) Burlington Vermont, is a wonderful three season recreational... Read More

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