Relocating to Vermont
Vermont consistently ranks one of the best states in the nation, and for good reason. We love it here, and we are sure you will, too.
Vermont is known for its relaxed lifestyle, environmental friendliness, natural beauty, and high quality of life. Building your next home at Hillside East allows you access to all that Vermont offers while remaining close to the amenities and convenience of a city.
Vermont ranks 4th in the nation for preschool-12th grade education and 8th in the nation for overall education (U.S. News, 2019). Vermont was also ranked the 11th smartest state in America in 2019 by safehome.org, based on its percentage of high school graduates, bachelor’s degrees, and SAT/ACT scores.
The University of Vermont—considered a “public ivy” school—is just minutes down the road. Several colleges and technical schools are just minutes away, including Champlain College, Community College of Vermont, Vermont Technical College, and Saint Michael’s College. Middlebury College is a “little ivy” liberal arts college less than an hour away, while Dartmouth College is just a 1.5-hour drive.
There is also Lake Champlain, with its 490 square miles for boating, fishing, swimming, and water sports.
Hiking is a great way to experience the beauty of Vermont and explore the area. With hundreds of hiking trails for all skill levels, an exhilarating day hike is both accessible and inexpensive.
Natural resources & recreation
Outdoor recreation is abundant in Vermont, and there’s no shortage of beautiful places to explore in the Green Mountain State. Tourists flock to Vermont year-round for skiing, snowboarding, hiking, camping, swimming, or to explore one of the 251 charming Vermont towns. Several industries are devoted to keeping locals and tourists fed and happy with farm-fresh food and the highest number of craft breweries per capita.
Vermont boasts 20 alpine and 30 cross-country ski resorts, and Hillside is just a short drive to many of them. Bolton (22 miles), Stowe (41 miles) Smuggler’s Notch (33 miles), Sugarbush (44 miles), Mad River Glen (30 miles), and Jay Peak (60 miles) are all accessible within a day trip.
Vermont’s unemployment rate consistently sits well below the national average. Education, healthcare, and government are the largest sectors, with major area employers including Seventh Generation, Ben & Jerry’s, Burton Snowboards, The University of Vermont, and The UVM Medical Center. Tourism and the service sector are also large components of the state’s economy.
Innovation is abundant in the local region, with nearby electric vertical aircraft company, Beta Technologies, and computer technologies employer OnLogic. Hula, a new co-working campus right on the lakefront, is a hub for small businesses, venture funds, and creative types.
Whether it is for a large company or one of Vermont’s 80,000 small businesses, jobs in Vermont are plentiful, and traveling for work is a breeze when your Hillside home is only four minutes from the state’s largest airport.
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