A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A-
  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+

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
B-
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

22 reviews
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Burlington is a clean, fresh, lively city. Its architecture is flowing, rustic, and reflective of the hardy and beautiful people who reside in Vermont. The buildings themselves are not towering walls of concrete and glass like so many cities. They are petite, with flourishing details and many hues of local granite and marble. A person can stand at the top of the hill and see easily past the rooftops to the glittering body of Lake Champlain and the mountains beyond. The restaurant scene is diverse and delightful, from classic pizza joints and diners to Himalayan cuisine! The is a strong pride in locally sources food and other needs from the nearby farming communities. The people are all smiles and friendly advice for travelers and for locals. I love this place.
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I have lived in Burlington, Vermont for my entire life, which is seventeen years. I love it here! I usually feel pretty safe, there are very nice people here, everything is close by, and is it also very beautiful. I've heard Burlington, Vermont be called the, "San Francisco of New England," and I whole-heartedly agree with that. I think I will have a hard time leaving this lovely city for college.
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.