Our Local Area
Award-winning schools, excellent health care, shopping, restaurants, recreation, and great jobs are well within your reach in Vermont’s second largest city, South Burlington.
Hillside sits within the heart of South Burlington, VT, which boasts the state’s top school district. Just minutes from our neighborhood is South Burlington High School, ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #2 high school in Vermont with a renowned sports program, among other attributes.
Shopping & Dining
Several nearby malls and retail plazas along Dorset Street—less than two miles from Hillside—offer a variety of shopping options, with stores like Target, Barnes & Noble, Trader Joe’s, Healthy Living, and other retailers, pharmacies, and salons.
We’re also just minutes to several popular restaurants, including Al’s French Frys, Hen of the Wood, Guild Tavern, American Flat Bread, Spot on the Dock, Honey Road, and 15 minutes from downtown Burlington and its Church Street Marketplace with eclectic shopping, eateries, world renowned breweries, bars, and the Lake Champlain waterfront.
In South Burlington, there are plenty of parks, recreation paths, hiking, biking, and skating for outdoor and sports enthusiasts alike. Nearby Catamount Outdoor Family Center is a professionally maintained trail network with year-round outdoor programs and activities for youth and adults. A brand new, state-of-the-art public library with events for all ages and a senior center are within walking distance.
Our largest city, Burlington, is home to the beautiful Lake Champlain waterfront. Catch a sunset at Burlington Harbor Marina, a day cruise on the Spirit of Ethan Allen, or a concert at Waterfront Park or the Flynn Center for the Arts. Take the kids to ECHO, a children’s science and nature museum. Plan a stay-cation with activities for all ages, including one of our renowned craft breweries like Switchback, Fiddlehead, or Zero Gravity.
Our city is surrounded by quaint towns like Shelburne, with its abundance of museums and activities for families. Pick-your-own fruit seasonally at Shelburne Orchards, take a stroll through history and explore Americana art and design at Shelburne Museum, or explore the charming and historic Shelburne Farms.
Within 10 miles of Hillside is the award-winning University of Vermont Medical Center, a five-campus regional academic medical facility and hospital providing state-of-the-art research, treatment, and integrated care. Also nearby are several urgent care facilities, pediatrics, dermatology, dentistry, orthodontics, advanced reproductive medicine, and more.
Hillside at O’Brien Farm is also just four minutes from Burlington International Airport (BTV), and only two miles to the I-89 corridor.
Whether on roads, water, or wheels, alternative transportation is popular in Vermont—and there are plenty of options for getting around. Walk or bike to nearby local and regional bus lines, or choose one of 63 cycling routes in this very bike-friendly city. Connect with others and create your own commuter plan.
If driving is your thing, South Burlington is just over 3 hours to Boston, under 6 hours to NYC, and less than 2 hours from Montreal, Canada.
Hillside at O’Brien Farm has so much to offer, from beautiful scenery to walkability, friendly neighbors, environmentally sound building practices, energy resiliency, and a great local area to explore. See what the neighbors are saying about it—and learn more!
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