Rutland, Vermont

rutland1As Vermont’s second largest city, rich in natural beauty, Rutland’s nearby mountains and lakes invite retirees to ski, hike, swim and enjoy the autumn foliage. Population: The city of Rutland has a population of 16,630. Rutland County has 63,331.

Climate: Rutland’s climate has four distinct seasons.

Cost of living: The cost of living in Rutland, VT is 8.5% less than the Vermont average, and 8% greater than the national average.

Housing costs: An economical place to retire, the median home value in Rutland, VT is 10.1% less than the Vermont average and 7.4% less than the national average.

Colleges and Universities: What makes a small town particularly interesting to retirees are the educational and cultural opportunities provided by a college or university. Rutland actually has two: The Community College of Vermont and the College of St. Joseph.

Transportation: Marble Valley Regional Transit provides local transportation.

Travel and tourism: Rutland’s Chamber of Commerce is a good resource for the area’s many attractions. What retiree could resist a trip to the Norman Rockwell Museum?

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