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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A+
Burlington is a town in Vermont with a population of 42,453. Burlington is in Chittenden County and is one of the best places to live in Vermont. Living in Burlington offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Burlington there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Burlington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Burlington are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$267,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,134
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    61%
  • Own
    39%
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Burlington Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    234.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    2.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    26
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    528.1
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,228.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    7%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    34%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Burlington

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,140
National
$55,322
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The first time I arrived in Burlington, Vermont, I was about 11 years old. In 2006, I never knew English and so it was difficult to communicate with my classmates. Thank God, Burlington was a very welcoming community, they guided me and helped me through my biggest obstacles. Before learning English, it was always difficult for me to speak, but after being involved in the communities of Burlington. Thanks to them, I am today a poet who likes to speak at the microphone, to help others find their voice. To encourage others and let them know, they are not alone. The Burlington community is here for you and they will help you with everything you need. Without the Burlington community, I would never have found my voice. I am proud to represent Burlington, Vermont. Burlington is my second home and I come from South Sudan. It's great to be here and happy to have a voice. Thank you! Burlington for everything, one love.
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Burlington is a great local town in Vermont. It offers a variety of activities from a theater to a comedy club to lots of shopping. On weekends, Burlington has numerous events and a great farmer's market. One issue with Burlington is the high cost for food in the area. As it is an artisan, popular area, most food is on the expensive side. However, the quality is good!
Burlington is a great place to live or vacation (during the summer, or winter if you're a ski bunny!) It's a great place to be for people who are laid-back but are still adventurous and active. I find that it's the perfect middle ground between a "city" and rural Vermont countryside. The lake and mountains are a beautiful place to be. It's easy to find a secluded, "untouched" nature spot to relax. Church street is always bumping too of course. Lot of great food and interesting people, music, art, and local businesses. Rent is quite high - especially near UVM campus and the streets with sick mountain/lake views. But, you may find that it's worth it. Cheaper than the big city.