Moving to Vermont

With just over 620,000 residents, Vermont is the second least populated state in the nation. Montpelier is the capital and the most populated city is Burlington.
Located in the New England region, the nature-loving state is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream. Home to mountains and woodlands, Vermont is very popular among hikers, skiers and snowboarders, as well as anyone who enjoys being active outdoors.
Much of the state features undisturbed wilderness, and because it is so sparsely populated, Vermont is truly a tranquil state to live in. Whether you enjoy outdoor activities, or you are just looking for a laidback place to call home, or just to visit, you won’t be disappointed in Vermont.

Geography & Climate

The state of Vermont comprises more than 9,600 square miles, 365 of which are water. Lake Champlain sits to the west of the state and separates it from New York.
The 6th largest body of fresh water in the country, Lake Champlain plays a significant role in not only Vermont’s geography, but also its industry and culture. The Connecticut River also runs through Vermont, separating it from Vermont on the eastern side.
A large portion of the state features mountains and their accompanying valleys. The highest point here is Mount Mansfield, followed by Killington Peak and Camel’s Hump.
The climate of Vermont is considered humid continental. The springs are wet and seasonably warm, summers are mild, falls are cool, and winders are cold, with the coldest points located in the higher elevations.
The area known as the “Northeast Kingdom” has temperatures that are about 10° lower than the rest of the state Annual snowfall ranges between 60 and 100 inches.

Community & Lifestyle

Vermont has a vibrant culture, yet residents embrace a laidback lifestyle. Several festivals are held here annually, including the Vermont Maple Festival, the Vermont Dairy Festival, and the Festival on the Green. These events are fun-filled celebrations that bring communities together and celebrate the culture of the state.
Vermont is a much-loved location among craft brewers. There are several breweries in this state, including Fiddlehead Brewing, Switchback Brewing Co, Magic Hat Brewing Company and Vermont Pub and Brewery. Visitors can tour these breweries and sample their brews individually, or they can hop on one of the many tours that are available.
Of course, winter sports are popular among both locals and visitors. There are plenty of ski resorts that offer a range of trails for beginners up to double-black diamond trails for experts. Some of the most popular resorts include Killington, Stowe, Stratton and Okemo.
Institutions of higher education also abound in Vermont. Some of the most notable schools include the University of Vermont, Champlain College, Norwich University and Vermont Law School.
If you are thinking about moving to Vermont, consider hiring professional movers. Research local moving services and request free quotes from the best ones. High-quality moving companies will provide you with excellent references and helpful planning advice for your move. Be sure to create a moving checklist so you don’t overlook any details and collect your moving boxes early so you’ll have plenty of time to pack.

Jobs & Local Economy

The unemployment rate in Vermont is 3.2% which is lower than the national average of 4.4% (June 2017).
Vermont has a very stable economy. Among the most notable industries include government, real estate, healthcare, construction, tourism and education.
The top employers in Vermont include IBM, the University of Vermont, Fletcher Allen Health Care and Shaw’s Supermarkets Inc.
The overall cost of living in Vermont is higher than the national average.


Moving to Vermont also means you get to enjoy these nearby attractions:

Waterfront Park

Locate on the shores of the Lake Champlain in Burlington, Waterfront Park is beloved among both residents and visitors. There are so many ways to enjoy nature here, including biking, boating, bicycling, and large open spaces where picnics can be had and games can be played. The boardwalk is the perfect place to take in the sunset, or to reflect peacefully in nature.

Ben & Jerry’s Factory Tour

Ice cream fans will love taking a tour of the Ben & Jerry’s factor in Waterbury. On this tour, you can see how this incredible ice cream is made, pay respects to past flavors in the Flavor Graveyard, and of course, sample your favorite ice creams.

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Bachelors Degree or higher

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Cities in Vermont

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