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Is Vermont a Good Place to Live?

Thursday, October 27, 2022   /   by Brian Armstrong

Is Vermont a Good Place to Live?

Vermont, am I right? Boasting four beautiful seasons, historical roots, and gorgeous landscapes, the home of Ben & Jerry's, the list of Vermont's amenities goes on and on! If you're a local, you probably can't name the many reasons you have fallen in love with the area! However, for those new to the Green Mountain state, here are a few reasons why Vermont is a great place to live!

Our Little Corner

Many of us are lucky to live in this beautiful little state with plenty of quirks! Housing just over 600,000 residents, Vermont comes in as the second least populated state in the US. Locals have created tight-knit communities and have worked hard to preserve their foundations. Are you tired of major city traffic jams? Vermont may be the place for you! Things still do get a little cramped from time to time, especially for Fall foliage and fresh powder slopes, but that's because Vermont has so much to offer!

Supporting Local

If you have ever ventured into Vermont, you may have noticed that there tend to be fewer large brands in the state than in other New England areas. This is due to the buy local movement, which has helped many small businesses survive over the decades! From fresh produce to local dairy products; Vermonters love their local food, crafts, and more! Vermont is the leader in farm stands and farmers' markets per capita, so eat up and enjoy the local cuisine! 

Rising Home Values 

It's hard to talk about buying a home somewhere without discussing the numbers. Vermont, as small as it is, has built an ecosystem that can sustain itself. Over the past ten years, Vermont home prices have risen substantially growing nearly 60% in value! The average home in the US appreciates roughly 4.5% annually, so with close to 6% average growth per year, Vermont is a great place to invest! Not only does it show great potential for a primary residence, but the tourism pull and several colleges and universities provide Vermont with a great rental market too! 

The Great Outdoors

If the outdoors and recreational activities are in your blood, Vermont has everything you need! Home to the snowboard phenomenon, Jake Burton, our state has developed very active ski and snowboard communities and the best peaks on the East Coast! Winter isn't the only time Vermonters enjoy the outdoors! Lake Champlain's aquatic activities, scenic bike trails, and picturesque hiking trails are only a few of the amazing benefits of living in Vermont! 

Health Is a Priority

Does a healthy lifestyle appeal to you? Vermont is notably one of the healthiest states to live in, and the state has been recognized as the healthiest state in America several times in the past decade. Due to Vermont's green initiatives and focus on clean air, Vermont has not become an industrial state. In addition, the state's lush vegetation helps to keep the air clean and crisp! Beyond clean air, Vermonters also tend to live active lifestyles, which helps individuals stay in better

If you're still not convinced as to why Vermont is beloved by its residents, reach out to us, and we can help you discover where your niche is! Give us a call at 802-735-2167 or email us at buyahome@strongwillvt.com

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