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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    D+
  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+
Hill Section (Hill District) is a neighborhood in Burlington, Vermont with a population of 12,829. Hill Section (Hill District) is in Chittenden County and is one of the best places to live in Vermont. Living in Hill Section (Hill District) offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Hill Section (Hill District) there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Hill Section (Hill District) and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Hill Section (Hill District) are above average.
About Hill Section (Hill District)...
Population
12,829

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$276,369
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$772
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    68%
  • Own
    32%
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Hill Section (Hill District) Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of neighborhoods based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$37,452
National
$55,322
Families with Children
12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    30%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    15%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Hill Section (Hill District) Reviews

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Burlington offers various attractions throughout the year. There are farmer's markets every weekend through june-october, local music venues offer concerts every night, Radio-Bean still remains the town's only "free" music bar (yes, you don't have to pay a cover charge to get in!), there is a skate park by the water front, a shopping mall and pedestrian shopping street, an organic grocery store in town, numerous bars and restaurants of all different affordabilities, different holiday celebrations (mardi gras, thanksgiving, christmas), charity runs (ie the Color Run), Lake Champlain offers numerous activities during the summer (swimming, cayaking, canoing) and winter (when the lake freezes over you can walk out on it!), there is a movie theater located IN town, Salsa Socials hosted every weekend (for those who like to salsa dance), and there are numerous forests/parks within the area available for day hiking and even camping! People are mostly attracted to Burlington because it is considered a "city", most people come in on the weekends when more events are going on.

I would say the most popular thing for locals to do is to go to North Beach or the Farmer's Markets on the weekends.
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WOW. That's all I can say about the food in Burlington. They have MANY options for dining: various bars, sushi houses, a tea house, Mediterranean, many pizzerias, wings, Japanese, Thai, Indian, Coffee shops, Bakeries, ice cream, Italian, a CREPE house--Burlington has everything to offer in the food department. There are even some chain restaurants/food places in the area (for example, there is a Starbucks's located in the Church Street Mall and a Ben and Jerry's on church street). There are plenty of bars (most offer live music) and some nightclubs in the area, so the bar and night life in Burlington is pretty awesome! My favorite place to go for brunch would be Leunig's Bistro, my favorite place for dinner would be Sweetwater's. Both locations are on Church Street.
As a college student, my experience of living in Burlington, Vermont has been a pleasant one. Downtown Burlington is always filled with life and excitement: there is always something interesting going on! If I could do it all over again, I would pursue a summer internship in the area so that I could live in Burlington during the summer as well. Vermont is beautiful all year round but there is nothing like spending a summer in Vermont. Burlington is a biking/long-boarding friendly town so I always feel safe when I take my board or bike out to do some shopping or cruise around town. The lake at the bottom of the hill (Lake Champlain) offers great views, a wonderful spot for relaxation, fishing and even swimming. In the future I see the housing infrastructure improving, as most of the homes in Burlington are old are due for reconstruction/refurbishing.