Burlington is Vermont’s largest city. It is located 45 miles south of the U.S.-Canadian border. It was selected by Forbes as one of the “prettiest” towns in America in 2010. Population: As of the 2010 census Burlington had a population of 42,417 with a metro area of 208,055.
Climate: Burlington has cold winters with snowfall of 75 inches, and warm, humid summers. It gets 34 inches of rain per year.
Cost of living: The cost of living in Burlington is 18% greater than the national average.
Housing costs: The median home cost in Burlington is $217,100 which is 32.6% greater than the national average.
Colleges and Universities: This small town is notable for being home to three institutions of higher learning: the University of Vermont, Burlington College, and Champlain College, so retirees should have no trouble finding opportunities for learning in retirement.
Transportation:Burlington International Airport prides itself on friendliness, excellent on-schedule record, and direct flights to many major cities. Chittenden County Transportation Authority provides bus service.
Travel and tourism: The Church Street Marketplace is a four-block pedestrian mall in the heart of the city which is the site of events throughout the year such as the Festival of Fools and The Giant Pumpkin Regatta. Retirees will enjoy outdoor activities such as kayaking, fishing and sailing on Lake Champlain and mountain-based hiking, cycling and skiing.