Ideal Learning Environment

Sitting on Lake Champlain between the Green and Adirondack Mountains, scenic Burlington is a perfect place to learn, work, and play. Here in Vermont's largest city, endless sophisticated pleasures come wrapped in a human-scaled urban landscape whose safe, clean and friendly atmosphere makes everyone feel welcome.

Birthplace of socially responsible business icons like Seventh Generation, the Magic Hat Brewing Company, and Ben & Jerry's, Burlington has an entrepreneurial tradition of social activism, volunteerism and environmental stewardship that reflects the community's deeply held belief in public service and sustainability.

But there's more here than a progressive ethic. Radiating from downtown's pedestrian mall are shops of all kinds and the restaurants at the center of Vermont's heralded food movement, which serve their creative cuisine against a constant backdrop of concerts, cultural events, art shows, street fairs, and other happenings.

Best of all, Burlington lies within sight of Vermont's highest peaks and hundreds of miles of ski, snowboard, hiking, and bike trails. From lakes and rivers to state parks and National Forest lands, Vermont has so many recreational possibilities that it's been named the #1 Place for Families That Love Outdoor Sports.

And it up and you get one of the nation's most beautiful and remarkable places, a city that's won more accolades in the last few years than most receive in a lifetime:

  • America's Healthiest City
  • The Best Adventure Town
  • The #1 Happiest Small City,
  • A Top-25 Small City for Art
  • One of America's Best College Towns,
  • One of 10 Great Places For Campus Culture
  • One of America's Prettiest Cities,
  • One of America's Most Sustainable Cities,
  • One of the Top-10 Cities for the Next Decade.
  • The #1 Place to Raise a Family
  • One of the Top American Walking Cities,
  • The #1 Greenest City in the U.S.