Scenic views, outstanding recreational opportunities and access to urban resources are just some of the reasons A&E ranked Burlington one of the "Top 10 Cities to Have It All."
Combine music, theater, shopping, restaurants and a booming waterfront area along Lake Champlain, and you have a dream city!
Burlington is the healthiest city in America, according to a November 2008 report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It has also been ranked one of the "Twenty-five Most Livable Cities" in America with under 100,000 people by the U.S. Conference of Mayors; and Outdoor Explorer magazine calls it the "Number One Place for Families that Love Outdoor Sports."
Over 10,000 students enjoy an unprecedented quality of life in Burlington, many of whom are enrolled at UVM which overlooks the city and Lake Champlain. Collegia ranked Burlington as #7 for most student-friendly U.S. city for populations under 1 million, and Country Home magazine named Burlington the "2007 Best Green Place" to live in America.
In addition, local internship opportunities abound with several large companies including: Burton Snowboards, General Dynamics, General Electric, Goodrich, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, IBM, Pizzagalli, and world-famous ice cream maker Ben and Jerry's, all in the area.
Many famous individuals, novelists, commentators, essayists, storytellers, poets and playwrights live in Burlington and in Vermont, the first state to abolish slavery in 1777. Other Burlington distinctions include:
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