Vermont Accolades

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As a visitor you'll experience the feeling those of us who live here experience day in and day out. The feeling of community. Our high regard of quality of life. 

The uniqueness of our villages and downtowns. An entrepreneurial spirit. A commitment to our environment. Our interest in government affairs. Our dedication to making Vermont a great place to live, work and play. 

We know Vermont and Burlington is a very special place to live and raise a family, but don't take our word for it - we have the credentials and national rankings to prove it, including:

Source  RecognitionYear
The Kauffman FoundationTop 5 States for Start-up Activity2015
WalletHubBest States for Working Moms2015
RetaleAmerica's Top 10 Sportiest States2015
Mens JournalThe 10 Best Places to Live Now2015
NerdWalletBurlington Named #9 Most Innovative Tech Hub in the U.S.2015
BusinessInsider.comThe Happiest and Healthiest Cities in America2014
MSN.comThe 15 Hottest American Cities For 20152014 
Examiner.com5 best college towns in the USA you’ll be interested in moving to2014
Huffington Post10 College Towns We'd Actually Want to Visit as Adults2014
Travel + LeisureShelburne Museum named as "America's best small town museums"2014
Urbanful.orgAmerica's 10 capitals of education2014
Outside MagazineBurlington & Montpelier "16 Great Places to Live in America"2014
Clean Edge, IncTop Ten for Clean Tech2014
Washington Post"Best State in America for Healthy Kids"2014
Travel + Leisure"America's Most Romantic Towns" #72014
Ski Magazine"Top Family Resorts" #12014
Techie.com"One of the Most Promising Tech Hubs to Watch"   2014
Men's Health"100 Best Places to Raise a Family" #12014
AARP"One of the 10 Best Small Cities for Retirement"2013
Travel + Leisure"America's Best College Town" #12013
Men's Health"Best Cities for Men" #62013
Kiplinger's Personal Finance"10 Great Places to Live" #22013
Livability"Top 10 Foodie Cities: A Second Helping" #102013
Becker's Hospital Review"Top 100 Integrated Health Systems to Know" 2013
Parenting.com"Best Cities for Families" #22012
Women's Health Magazine"Best Cities for Women" #52012
Forbes"One of American's Best Downtowns" #6 2011
Livability"Top 10 College Towns" #22011
Kiplinger's Personal Finance     "Best Cities for the Next Decade" #82010   
Children's Health"100 Best Places to Raise Kids" #12009
Center for Disease Control"Healthiest US Cities" #42008
Author John Vallani"One of the Best Art Towns in America"1997

If you aren't already sold by our vast accolades, check out this article on the the 27 Things You Need To Know About Vermont Before You Move There, an article about all the things that makes Vermont a great place to live.

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