University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Physician Careers


Living In Vermont — You Can Have It All

physician with student

Vermont offers you the choice of living in a bustling family neighborhood, a 200-year-old farmhouse on a quiet hillside, or an urban loft that’s just steps from the action of downtown. Either way, your commute is likely to be less than it would be almost anywhere else. The area boasts many fine public schools and is rated one of America’s safest places to live.

If you’re thinking about raising your family in Vermont, you’ll find a healthy lifestyle and a focus on activities the whole family can enjoy. Child magazine voted Burlington the #1 place in the United States to raise children, and the CDC named Burlington the healthiest city in America.

As one of the country’s most livable small cities Burlington has a vibrant arts and music scene, whether you’re looking for concerts, galleries, restaurants or nightlife. If you are a sports fan, UVM athletics features Division I basketball, hockey, soccer and lacrosse while the Vermont Lake Monsters provide minor league baseball fun for the whole family.

Laurie Leclair"Burlington is the perfect place to live. We have a beautiful setting and the people are so friendly and welcoming. It’s a dream come true to have both the career and the lifestyle I want."

Laurie Leclair, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program Director

When you’re ready to get active yourself, you can kayak, sail, swim, ride the bike path, cross-country ski or snowshoe – all without leaving Burlington. Ten minutes away green pastures stretch to the slopes of the Green Mountains where you’ll find great hiking, mountain biking, skiing and snowboarding. A bit farther and you enter a world of small clapboard villages where clusters of cozy inns, shops and restaurants lie at the base of world-famous ski areas.

Last modified August 13 2012 04:21 PM