15 Reasons Why Small Town Vermont Is Actually The Best Place To Grow Up

Vermont small towns may be charming to travelers, but for many of us, they’re home.  We love our tight-knit communities, friendly neighbors, and family-oriented lifestyles.  Most of us would not trade our small town life, and those of us lucky enough to experience it know that growing up in small town Vermont is the absolute best.  Along with the amazing people, we also have beautiful scenery and plenty of outdoor activities to keep us active and healthy.  If you were lucky enough to grow up in small town Vermont, you’ll relate to many items here.  And for those who live elsewhere, here’s what you may be missing out on.  Growing up in Vermont is the absolute best!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

What values and qualities of small-town living do you value from growing up in small town Vermont? Let us know in the comments section. We look forward to hearing from you.

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growing up in small town Vermont

August 17, 2020

Is Vermont a great place to live?

The Answer is a resounding YES. Not only does Vermont have stunning and picturesque vistas and endless scenic places to explore, but the state also has exceptional food, safe cities, great schools, and down-to-earth people. Vermont is an environmentally conscience place that focuses on healthy lifestyles and social and environmental awareness, which all make Vermont a welcoming and prosperous place for all 

What are the best things about living in Vermont?

We cannot even count all the great things on one hand. But a few that come to mind are: access to pristine and natural areas and parks, organic and healthy food, environmentally and socially aware residents, friendly locals, and a relaxed and casual way of life. Vermont is a delightful place to reside if you don’t mind living in a small city or little town, which for us, is one of the best reasons to live in Vermont – no large cities. If you love nature and want to live a healthy life, Vermont is one of the best places to live in the U.S., period.

What stereotypes are there about Vermont?

One stereotype about Vermont that is prevalent is that there’s not much else in our state save mountains, forests, lakes, and well, more nature. There is also the stereotype that VT is only a holiday destination spot for people from big cities like New York, Boston, and Montreal. Some other obvious stereotypes are that we never have a spring season (mud season) or that our winters last longer than half a year, or that everyone is a ski bum and loves maple syrup (this last one is actually pretty true of Vermonters). In reality, though, Vermont has much more to offer than just cold temperatures and nature spots.

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