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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
$264,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,071
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    60%
  • Own
    40%

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
    154
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    36
    41
  • Robbery
    43
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    541
    500
  • Theft
    2,898
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$46,754
National
$55,322
Children
10%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • 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
    10%
    13%
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The Burlington area has a very relaxed and inclusive atmosphere. In this college town, the people are friendly, restaurants include many different types of cuisine, the shops are exciting, and there are numerous opportunities for outdoor activities. Lake Champlain boasts many beaches in and around Burlington, with opportunities to learn to paddle board and kayak, take a board tour, or swim. The bike path, which follows along the shores of Lake Champlain, is a great way to get out for some time in the sun. Echo Aquarium is a family friendly place to go learn even more about the lake!
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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.
Burlington is a city of great food, shops, and people. Although it is predominantly white, there are spots that are more ethnically diverse. Burlington does have some weird folk, but what cities don't? Always feel safe. Happy atmosphere. Delicious beer and beautiful views!