Best Places Where to Live in Vermont for Families

By:- Sahil Luthra

1. Woodstock

1. Woodstock

If you’re looking for a place with quintessential New England charm, you’ve found it in Vermont’s best town, Woodstock. An abundance of covered bridges, farms dedicated to sharing their agricultural heritage

2. South Burlington

2. South Burlington

San Angelo has a lower cost of living than the national average. In some areas, it even ranks below the state average. It’s 14% cheaper to live in San Angelo than the average US town. Housing is also about 32% less expensive on average!

3. Montpelier

3. Montpelier

All those fancy degrees pay off, as Montpelier residents enjoy the 5th highest median household income in the state at $65,668/year. Since smart, moneyed individuals rarely go in for crime, it makes sense that the violent crime rate in Montpelier ranks as the 8th lowest in the state.

4. Jericho

4. Jericho

Jericho also has the 2nd lowest high school dropout rate in Vermont. Other impressive statistics include a poverty rate of 3.6% (the lowest in Vermont) and unemployment rate of 0.0%. Homes in Jericho are the 5th most expensive in Vermont at $268,800

5. Essex Junction

5. Essex Junction

That wealth comes in handy for making an equitable, booming economy. The poverty rate in Essex junction is 8.2% and the unemployment rate is 3.6%, the 4th and 6th lowest statewide, respectively.

6. Vergennes

6. Vergennes

Vermont’s oldest and smallest city, Vergennes, comes in as the state’s 6th best place to call home. Vergennes featured on our coverage of the best places to retire in Vermont, and a lot of those same factors come into play here.

7. Burlington

7. Burlington

Sure, housing is a bit pricey in Burlington, where rent goes for around $1,279/month, but in general, the cost of living is in line with the Vermont average. For the state’s biggest city, Burlington is also quite safe.

8. Lyndonville

8. Lyndonville

If this all sounds too good to be true, just wait: housing in Lyndonville is the cheapest of anywhere on this list. Rent goes around $725/month, less than half Vermont’s average rent, and you can snag a home for just $156,400

9. Winooski

9. Winooski

San Angelo is an oasis, with plenty of outdoor activities and recreational opportunities. The nearby state park offers camping, hiking, biking, and equestrian trails.

10. Rutland

10. Rutland

Located in western Vermont about two hours north of Albany, NY, it is economic center of the area. As such, it scores well on our proxies for things to do, home to income ratios, and short commutes

Bellows Falls

Bellows Falls

Population: 2,908 Median Income: $42,907 Median Home Value: $148,500

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