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Living a LGBT Lifestyle in Burlington, Vermont

Burlington is located on beautiful Lake Champlain and home to the University of Vermont. Burlington is gay-friendly thanks to  the youth and enthusiasm provided by a major university. The city has a strong arts and cultural component with frequent festivals and shows. Find out more about the gay community at OutinBurlington. Nearby Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Smugglers Notch, and Stowe offer some of the very best skiing in the east - powder is frequently available. For the recreational bicyclist/walker/jogger there is the Island Rail2Trail path, 8 miles right along Lake Champlain. Then, a three mile causeway out into the middle of the lake. Spectacular views across the lake over the the Adirondack Mountains in New York.

Where to Retire in Burlington and Home Prices

The city of Burlington has many old neighborhoods such as the Hill District with its historic homes in the Queen Anne and Colonial Revival styles. There are newer single family homes as well as apartments. The National Association of Realtors reported the median sale price of a home in Burlington-South Burlington to be $430,500 during the 4th quarter of 2022.

What Is Special about Burlington

The skiing and outdoor activities are tops in Burlington. The University of Vermont gives the town a vibrant, interesting feel. With less than 50,000 people, it has a small town feel but many interesting options for entertainment. Lake Champlain is an amazing and beautiful source of recreation.

What Is Not Special about Burlington

Cold, long winters. About April you are usually eager for spring to arrive.

Climate and Physical Environment

Burlington is located in northern Vermont on the eastern shores of Lake Champlain. The winters are cold and long. Summers are pleasant.

Restaurants & Cultural Scene

UVM (University of Vermont) offers many cultural events. It has the largest public library in Vermont, a building which is also on the National Register of Historic Places. The Church Street Marketplace, a pedestrian mall in the heart of the city, hosts many festivals during the year. The Flynn Center for the Performing arts features broadway, theater, dance and family performances throughout the year.


Burlington's crime rate is higher than the national average.

Medical Facilities

Fletcher Allen Hospital of Vermont.


Burlington International Airport, Amtrak services Burlington are located here. The city is average in walkability when compared to other towns.

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