- 06-09-2012 USA Today and Collegia: UVM a Top 10 Most Student-friendly Town
- 06-08-2012 Earth Day Network: Burlington is Second Greenest City in America
- 05-22-2012 Outside magazine: Burlington Top 10 Cities for Outdoor Recreation
- 05-22-2012 National League of Cities: Runner-up City Cultural Diversity Award
- 05-22-2012 RelocateAmerica.com: Burlington a "Top 100 Places to Live in America"
- 05-21-2012 Moneywatch.com: #1 Happiest Small City in America
- 05-21-2012 Kiplinger: #8 Best City for Next Decade
- 05-21-2012 Men's Health Dad: Burlington #1 City to Raise a Family