15 reviews
  1. Town in Vermont
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Real Estate
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    D
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$265,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    154
    273
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    36
    41
  • Robbery
    43
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    541
    525
  • Theft
    2,898
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    263

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$44,671
National
$53,889
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    21%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    18%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%
  • Public Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Colleges

    Burlington Reviews

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    Burlington is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts, families, and people with a passion for healthy lifestyles. Since Burlington is a college town, the nightlife here is great. Several incredible ski resorts are within a short drive and Lake Champlain is an incredible asset to the community as the lakeside is dotted with countless beaches to enjoy.

    The one negative aspect to the community is that the housing rates are generally expensive and the job prospects for entry level positions are somewhat low. However, there are some major opportunities in the healthcare and tech industries within the community.

    Overall, Burlington is a great place to live whether you are a college student or are looking to start a family. The community is incredibly friendly and the nearby outdoor experiences are unmatched in New England.
    I love Burlington. You can walk alone at night and feel safe as a woman. You can express your identity freely with your clothing or body modifications and not be judged for it. Vermont is a super family friendly area overall, but Burlington is especially accepting and open to change. There is minimal nightlife, which makes it feel more safe but may not be a great attribute to some people. It is an amazing place to raise your family because of how safe it is. I was very blessed to grow up in a suburb of Burlington. Some downfalls are the lack of night life, lack of racial and ethnic diversity, but overall, rent is low, schooling is good, and it is a very safe place.
    Burlington, VT is a diverse city. Approximately 42,000 people live here and it is the most populous city in Vermont. It has good schools, a beautiful old performance art theater and is located on the shore of lake Champlain. There are farms nearby and great ski areas. It is a college town, as we have the University of Vermont, and Champlain College right in town. There a number of other colleges within an easy drive from town. We have very cold winters and hot summers. The closest large city is Montreal, Canada. Burlington is where Ben & Jerry’s ice cream was first founded.