Towns and Communities in Vermont

I will to going to Burlington VT next week to seek the leaf foliage.   I know Vermont has a lot of small towns that would be a great place to live and would like to visit some.  We plan to do a lot of driving, maybe up hwy 100 and then one day up to the North toward Montreal.

If you know of any good small towns that I could review while in VT, please let me know. If you have retired in VT, let us know where you live and what the area has to offer.

UPDATE:  Well I did visit Vermont and really liked it.  We staying in Burlington and liked everything about it.  It has a University, a great small town for walking, many restaurants, many sites to see like the Vermont Teddy Bear factory, Lake Champlain, and others.  We did Stowe, the ski resort up in the mountains were I took that photo at the top of the post.  Side trips up to Montreal Canada and over to upstate New York were great too.  I see from our site that there are several 55+ communities in Vermont so I need to take another visit.

 

Vermont is a State Of Small Towns

Stowe VTDid you know that no town or city in Vermont has more than 50,000 population.  That means VT is a whole state of small towns! It is beautiful. Just returned from spending 4 days driving around VT and checking it out. Burlington has the University of Vermont and two other colleges. It has Church Street which is a great place to hang out and visit some nice places to eat. The Vermont Teddy Bear factor is there and not too far away is the original Ben and Jerry’s.  Burlington is located on Lake Champlain which provides some wonderful sunsets!

 Stowe is a mountain resort and this is a photo I took of the main street.  Right up the hwy is the gorgeous mountains and even more so if you visit during the leaf foliage season as I did.

I feeling after spending a few days is that Vermont is an absolute wonderful place to visit. Maybe even to live in during the Summer months.  But everyone I talked with said it gets REALLY COLD.  I bet it does with that wind coming off Lake Champlain.  So I have good memories of my five day visit and really enjoy it.  But I don’t think many people will be retiring there, at least not moving there to retire, because of the cold Winters.

 Any thoughts from anyone familiar with VT?