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Retire to Vermont

Vermont became the 14th state admitted to the Union in 1791. Vermont is in the New England region of the U.S. between New York to the west and New Hampshire to the east.

Vermont farmhouse
Farmhouse in Vermont
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Vermont is one of the least populous states in the nation. Burlington is the largest city and Montpelier, with a population of less than 10,000, is the capital city.

Vermont's topography is primarily mountains and forests with beautiful Lake Champlain in the northwest. Vermont has mild summers and cold winters with a higher than average amount of precipitation.

Leading sectors in Vermont's economy are agriculture, particularly organic food and maple syrup production, and semiconductor and electrical equipment manufacturing. Vermont ranks as a moderate tax state.

Retirement Cities

Burlington, located on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain and home to the University of Vermont, is included in our survey of best places to retire. Get a video tour of Burlington at Vermont videos.

Burlington, VT
To the Burlington, VT City Report
Ranks high in: Population Age, Natural Hazard Risk
Population: 42,260
City Type: Lakes & Rivers, College Town, Mountains
Climate Type: Cool & Wet
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