It's a lovely place to live, but too expensive for the average family. If you're single or living on public housing, you'll do fine. If you want to live on your own as a single income family-not so doable. Downtown Burlington is cozy and sweet. Lake access and marketplace access is wonderful as well as access to malls and chain stores. Lots of nice playgrounds. We will miss it when we move, but there's no way for us to afford living here without assistance.