Vermont Accolades


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   Recognition Year
24/7 Wall St Second Best State to Grow old in 2017
WalletHub Best State for Working Mothers 2017
Union of Concerned Scientists 2nd in Progress towards Renewable Energy 2017
U.S. News & World Report 10th Best State Overall 2017
United Health Foundation 2nd Healthiest State for Women, Children, and Infants 2016
The Kauffman Foundation Top 5 States for Start-up Activity 2015
WalletHub Best States for Working Moms 2015
Retale America's Top 10 Sportiest States 2015
Mens Journal The 10 Best Places to Live Now 2015
NerdWallet Burlington Named #9 Most Innovative Tech Hub in the U.S. 2015 The Happiest and Healthiest Cities in America 2014 The 15 Hottest American Cities For 2015 2014 5 best college towns in the USA you’ll be interested in moving to 2014
Huffington Post 10 College Towns We'd Actually Want to Visit as Adults 2014
Travel + Leisure Shelburne Museum named as "America's best small town museums" 2014 America's 10 capitals of education 2014
Outside Magazine Burlington & Montpelier "16 Great Places to Live in America" 2014
Clean Edge, Inc Top Ten for Clean Tech 2014
Washington Post "Best State in America for Healthy Kids" 2014
Travel + Leisure "America's Most Romantic Towns" #7 2014
Ski Magazine "Top Family Resorts" #1 2014 "One of the Most Promising Tech Hubs to Watch"    2014
Men's Health "100 Best Places to Raise a Family" #1 2014
AARP "One of the 10 Best Small Cities for Retirement" 2013
Travel + Leisure "America's Best College Town" #1 2013
Men's Health "Best Cities for Men" #6 2013
Kiplinger's Personal Finance "10 Great Places to Live" #2 2013
Livability "Top 10 Foodie Cities: A Second Helping" #10 2013
Becker's Hospital Review "Top 100 Integrated Health Systems to Know"  2013 "Best Cities for Families" #2 2012
Women's Health Magazine "Best Cities for Women" #5 2012
Forbes "One of American's Best Downtowns" #6  2011
Livability "Top 10 College Towns" #2 2011
Kiplinger's Personal Finance      "Best Cities for the Next Decade" #8 2010   
Children's Health "100 Best Places to Raise Kids" #1 2009
Center for Disease Control "Healthiest US Cities" #4 2008
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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