Attractions November 07, 2016
These 11 Towns In Vermont Aren’t Big And Aren’t Too Small – They’re Just Right
The size of towns and cities in Vermont are small, and we love it that way. From the town of Somerset with five people to the city of Burlington with 42,452 people, Vermonters have their own idea of what a small town means when it comes to where to live. Some people value environment, others love activities, outdoor adventures, views, schools or communities. Here are 11 towns in Vermont that aren’t too big and aren’t too small – they’re just right.
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1. Arlington: Population 2,397
Picture-perfect Arlington inspired Norman Rockwell's iconic paintings, and there is so much to do and see here today. Visitors love this town and the locals love the vibrant community spirit.
2. Vernon: Population 2,141
Vernon is a quiet, rural and community-oriented town in the southeast corner of Vermont. Enjoy school choices for secondary and high school (in or out of state). This town offers wonderful recreational activities. It's close to Boston, too!
3. Burke: Population 1,753
The kingdom trails have some of the best mountain biking trails in Vermont, and now that winter is approaching - fat biking. The beautiful scenery of Mount Pisgah and Lake Willoughby are everywhere and skiers love the Burke Mountain Resort.
4. Thetford: Population 2,500
Made up of six villages, residents here enjoy their active lifestyles on the Connecticut River. About half the residents work right in the town - that makes for an easy commute!
5. Charlotte: Population 3,569
This town is home to the small and growing villages of East and West Charlotte with corner stores, library, Grange, and Senior Center. Charlotte residents enjoy the buzz of farm activity and the quiet Vermont countryside. They also work hard to provide the best learning opportunities for their growing children, both in and out of the local schoolrooms.
6. Bristol: Population 3,788
Most of the businesses here are right on the main street, and the entire downtown is a National Historic District. The 4th of July celebration is one of the best in the whole state. Outhouse race anyone?
7. Windsor: Population 3,756
Windsor may be known as the birthplace of Vermont, but it also creates world class craft beer and cheese, as well as museums, covered bridges and even the
Path of Life Garden
. You'll never run out of things to do here!
8. Stowe: Population 4,339
Stowe is a mecca for nature enthusiasts, with endless hiking, biking, skiing and much more for outdoor lovers. It also has fantastic restaurants and some of the
in the state.
9. Johnson: Population 3,274
From the classic Johnson Woolen Mills, to epic biking, covered bridges, bass fishing and local shops, this is Vermont living!
10. Ferrisburgh: Population 2,657
Founded in 1762, this town has a rich history, which is celebrated in its nationally renowned museums, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and the Rokeby Museum. Ferrisburgh is a quiet town in many ways, with hardworking people who meet each year at Town Meeting to vote on budgets and share stories of the past year with friends and neighbors.
11. Grand Isle: Population 2067
There's nothing quite like island living, even in Vermont. Grand Isle is lovely place to visit or live, with a state park, historical sites and more.
Are you made for small town living or big cities? Let us know if you think Vermont is just right.