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Living a College Town Lifestyle in Rutland Town, Vermont

The College of St. Joseph makes its home here in Rutland, the largest town in the Green Mountains of west-central Vermont.  Rutland Town surrounds the smaller city of Rutland; the Town has about 16,000 residents.  Nearby  Killington is the largest ski facility on the East Coast. Hiking, biking and walking trails, world class golf courses, superb restaurants, and many shops and boutiques are nearby. Several lakes in the region provide the community with access to water sports, fishing, and boating. There are 108 buildings in Rutland in the National Register of Historic Places, including the downtown district.

Where to Retire in Rutland Town and Home Prices

There are some active adult communities in the area (see link at top right).  According to Zillow the median home value in Rutland was $229,370 in early 2022.  Property taxes would be over $2,000 on a typical house.

What Is Special about Rutland Town

Great outdoor recreation and scenery.  The downtown is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont.

What Is Not Special about Rutland Town

Small town and cold winters. Vermont is a high-tax state.

Climate and Physical Environment

Rutland is adjacent to the Green Mountains in western Vermont. Winters are cold and long, summer is brief but glorious.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

The Norman Rockwell Museum of Vermont. The Paramount Theater. Rutland has a small college,the College of St. Josephs. There are many events in the summertime such as Art In The Park and Friday Night Live, the Ethnic Festival, a Farmer's Market in downtown Rutland's Depot Park, and the Summer Concert Series.


The crime rate is above average.

Medical Facilities

Rutland Regional Medical Center serves Rutland and the surrounding area.


Rutland is fortunate to be an Amtrak stop between New York and Montreal.

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