January 24, 2018

Burlington, Vermont

Life in Burlington, Vermont, explained by people who’ve lived in Burlington:



*Click here to share your experience living in Burlington*

*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in Burlington)


Burlington Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in Burlington?

  • Everything is so close. (John, 4 years)
  • Convenience of offerings (shopping, groceries, movies, etc). (Cynthia, 26 years)
  • People. (Michele, we lived near Burlington for 30 years)
  • The vibe. The culture. The diversity. (Shelly, 40 years)

Burlington Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in Burlington?

  • People hanging out on church street and crime. (John, 4 years)
  • No 24 hour affordable transportation. (Cynthia, 26 years)
  • Politics. (Michele, 30 years)
  • Recycling trash everywhere. (Shelly, 40 years)

Burlington Things To Do

What are fun things to do in Burlington?

  • Flynn theater, eco, waterfront, boating, skateboard park. (John, 4 years)
  • Picnicking. (Cynthia, 26 years)
  • Symphony, hiking, biking, Shelburne Museum, restaurants. (Michele, 30 years)
  • Walk, people watch, dog parks. (Shelly, 40 years)

Burlington’s Reputation

What’s Burlington known for?

  • Champ. (John, 4 years)
  • Lake Champlain. (Cynthia, 26 years)
  • There lake. (Michele, 30 years)
  • Church st and the festivals. (Shelly, 40 years)

Burlington Crime

What’s the crime like in Burlington? (hot spot areas, etc.)

  • Bad, but not talked about. (John, 4 years)
  • Low, but there. Downtown parks. (Shelly, 40 years)

Burlington Advice

Any advice for people moving to Burlington?

  • Expensive. (John, 4 years)
  • Bring lots of $. (Michele, 30 years)
  • Watch for pedestrians. (Shelly, 40 years)

Burlington Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in Burlington (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Watching sunsets by the waterfront. (John, 4 years)
  • First night (New Years Eve). (Michele, 30 years)
  • Always loved taking kids to Mardigra parade. (Shelly, 40 years)

Burlington’s Future

How do you think Burlington will change over the next 10 years?

  • Grown up, more commercial. (John, 4 years)
  • Grow more.. (Michele, 30 years)
  • More crime. More drugs. Less help for lower income groups. More higher income population. (Shelly, 40 years)

Burlington Facts

Any other interesting facts about Burlington?

  • Largest city in VT. (John, 4 years)
  • You used to be able to drive on Church St and Battery Park. (Shelly, 40 years)