Burlington, Vermont

With nearly 220,000 people in the  city and its surrounding areas, Burlington is Vermont's educational, medical, financial and cultural epicenter.  Burlington is the heart of progressive Vermont -- a cosmopolitan community whose diversity can be surprising. With more than 48 languages spoken by community members, Burlington is anything but the traditional New England town of yesteryear. 


Trip Advisor calls Burlington "Vermont's largest and most cosmopolitan city," suggesting it is the "perfect blend of old New England charm, arts, culture and nature."  Life in Burlington combines a vibrant arts and activist community with an inviting menu of outdoor activities for every season. 

No matter where you go, you'll be sure to find something you love in Burlington. Just a short drive away, you can ski or snowboard the Green Mountains; hike or mountain bike our piece of the Long Trail; or get a cone and a tour at Ben & Jerry's.  Our fall foliage is captivating and Lake Champlain's waterfront is perfect for summer nights.

Burlington Fast Facts

As the state's educational, medical, financial, and cultural epicenter, Burlington is Vermont's prized city. This city is known and revered for its arts, healthy lifestyle, outdoor options, and safety.

  • 220 miles northwest of Boston, 285 miles north of New York City and 100 miles southeast of Montreal
  • Located on Lake Champlain and between the Green and Adirondack Mountains, the city boasts breathtaking views of each
  • Lake Champlain is the sixth largest freshwater lake in the U.S. (after the five great lakes)
  • Seven-mile lakeside bikepath for walkers, bladers, runners, and cyclists
  • 3 sand beaches
  • 17 religions represented by their houses of worship (including a mosque, several synagogues, Friends (Quaker) meeting house, church of Christ Scientist, Buddhist center, Catholic church, and others)