The ‘Queen City’, Burlington, VT is the largest city in Vermont, home to the University of Vermont, the Burlington Marketplace on Church Street and the nationally recognized Bikepath. Fantastic Burlington waterfront real estate, condo conversions in the heart of Downtown and the Old North End and Burlington Hill Section homes are all within the urban district. The Flynn Theater, Church Street Marketplace, UVM and the dazzling Burlington Waterfront add to the city’s charm.
Surrounding Burlington to the east and south, South Burlington offers it all – condos, new construction, waterfront homes including Queen City Park, and affordable neighborhoods. Many of Vermont’s new condo projects are located here, as well as beautiful Lakefront and lakeview homes. The second largest city in the State is also home to the Burlington International Airport.
Home to a major IBM facility since 1957, Essex Junction and the Town of Essex also host the Champlain Valley Fair annually. Well maintained vintage village neighborhoods mix with the many newer homes in Essex town – each with their own municipal services. Here you’ll find Essex Jct homes for sale along with the open land and mountain views of Essex.
The town of Colchester goes on forever it seems – almost 60 square miles of it, including 22 square miles of water! Malletts Bay waterfront homes and camps enjoy spectacular Lake Champlain sunsets, nearby St. Michaels College sits just beyond the Burlington downtown and next to rejuvenating Winooski, and the annual Lake Champlain Fishing Derby attracted over 6000 fishermen in 2009!
The retail hub of the State, Williston includes the unincorporated Village and has been one of the fastest growing towns in Vermont. The Tafts Corner area is ground zero for national retailers, and the town has encouraged smart growth in condos, homes and carriage homes nearby. Beautiful hill neighborhoods offer executive Williston homes with lake and mountain views.
The crown jewels of The Shelburne Museum, Shelburne Farms and The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory keep this town on the map. Beautiful Shelburne lakefront homes on Shelburne Bay attest to the fact that almost half of the town comprises of water – 21 square miles of it. This is a Vermont lakefront community! The Lake Champlain Transportation Company established it’s shipyard at what is now the Shelburne Shipyard.
A gorgeous slice of Vermont, Charlotte includes Vermont’s first and most visited State Park – Mount Philo. Rolling hills alongside the Charlotte lakefront homes, flank the working farms, and many acres have been protected from future over development by Land Trusts. The single family home is the norm in this town, and the Charlotte General Store still occupies the historic four corners, on the way to the Charlotte Ferry to New York.
The town includes the Jericho Corners village area on Route 15 near Joe’s Snack Bar of local fame, and the Jericho Center where you’ll find the Vermont Country Store – Vermont’s oldest continuously run general store. Local resident and photographer Snowflake Bentley (1865-1931), would love the many well preserved old Vermont farmhouses here, and the many Vermont mountain view homes here as well.
Similar to Jericho, there are two distinct village ‘centers’ and even two elementary schools – Underhill Central, and Underhill Independent Elementary, or Underhill I.D. The eastern edge of the county, Underhill sits at the base of Mount Mansfield, and offers access via hiking trails up the famed highest mountain in the State. Underhill horse property is common, plus homes with mountain views.
Noted for the rare 16 sided meeting house, the Round Church built in 1812-1813, the Winooski riverfront farms on the flats, and the skiing Cochran family and their local, legendary, Olympic medal producing ski mountain! Serene and pastoral, Richmond offers an easy commute to the counties major employers, mountain views in every direction, and some acreage to spread out!