Located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain between the Adirondack and Green Mountains, Burlington is the largest city in Vermont.
Settled by the Allen brothers in the 1770's, Ethan Allen's original home from 1787 still stands today.
Burlington is the home of the University of Vermont, Burlington College and Champlain College. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound with the lake, Winooski River and mountains all nearby.
Burlington is home to the Church Street Marketplace which features year-round shopping, dining and entertainment.
Among GreatPlacesToRetire.com cities, Burlington ranks high in air quality, water quality and age of population. Burlington ranks low in home energy use and population density.
For more detailed city facts -- including data on home prices, population demographics, medical care, air quality, water quality and more -- click on the City Report graphic below:
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