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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A
South Burlington is a town in Vermont with a population of 18,773. South Burlington is in Chittenden County and is one of the best places to live in Vermont. Living in South Burlington offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In South Burlington there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in South Burlington and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in South Burlington are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$280,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,395
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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South Burlington Rankings

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

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    67.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    88
    40.7
  • Robbery
    5.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    264
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,691.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    5.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    17%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    24%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    17%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    5%
    13%

Working in South Burlington

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$66,197
National
$55,322
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South Burlington Reviews

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I’ve lived in South Burlington for 15 out of the 19 years I’ve been on this earth other and I honestly love it despite having experienced cities and towns in multiple other states. It’s a small town there isn’t a whole lot around here but it’s a great place to grow up I would say, it’s very green as well trees are everywhere. There’s no shortage of hiking paths and scenic routes throughout the mountains of the state which is something I’ve grown to really admire, you can’t get that in most any other state and here in Vermont it’s literally everywhere. The town has definitely been modernized but in such a way that Mother Nature compliments it and I really admire that, the only complaint I would have is the amount of potholes in our roads. Other than that if you enjoy small town life, a friendly community, and nature I would say South Burlington is the town for you!
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South Burlington is a wonderful, safe, and lovely town! The local high school is exceptional. There are very distinct sections like the commercial fast-food areas on Williston road, the supermarket and mall area on Dorset st which turns into the more family-friendly farm area on Dorset st, and the car dealership and chain restaurant section on Shelburne rd. There are some great parks such as Red Rocks Park and Dorset Park.
I love South Burlington! Cute community and safe! The schools are great, and I love it here! It's a very family friendly community, with good schools, and safe neighborhoods.