Considering a move to Vermont or relocating? We love this state and hope that you will too! Whether you are considering moving here for a job, to be closer to loved ones or because of the culture and landscape, there's a lot to take into consideration and we hope to point you in the direction of some great resources.
When considering a move to VT you’ll want to consider:
Job Opportunities in Vermont
Making a living through what you do is not just about fulfilling your purpose, it’s about paying the bills and the security of the things in life like housing, food and transportation.
It is highly recommended that you start the job search process as you are making the move. If your career/field is more of a specialty it would be good to consider the availability of that particular market.
Vermont is known to have a higher cost of living, especially in the Burlington area. It is important to look at the general costs of goods and services and if those costs will fit with your family's budget.
One of the hottest topics in VT is real estate. People considering a move to VT need to prioritize their housing as one of the largest factors in their decision. Doing your research ahead of time is critical from pricing to availability to
Pricing of owning real estate: Depending on location, bed/bath count, square footage, lot size, features, age built and condition Sales prices can vary quite a bit. Here are the Median sales prices for each county:
Most if not all towns in VT are experiencing a housing shortage. In Chittenden County we are down nearly 20% YTD in new listings. A balanced inventory is 5-6 mo of supply and we have been hovering below 2 months for years now.
4 Communities of VT and what each of them have to offer
Use the guide below to search homes for sale in Northern Vermont and surrounding communities. Each of these pages contains the active real estate listings for that area, updated every day. If you already know which communities you like, be sure to sign up for email alerts of new listings as soon as they hit the market -- it's fast, easy, automatic and FREE! Click below to explore Vermont Communites:
Travel in Vermont
One thing I hear so much from others is how they love the ease of VT for travel. We have 1 main interstate which is a 2 lane highway with several main routes to get to different parts of the state. Commute times vary depending on if you are on the interstate or a back road. General speed limits are 25-30 in cities, 30-40 through towns, up to 50 on certain sections of routes and 65 on the highway.
Amenities in Vermont
I had a client once request that the area be serviced by instacart:) This was a bit surprising to me as at the time, I had never used instacart. To this family, this convenience mattered. Another one I get a lot is the request for high speed internet. VT is behind the times with this and although we have broadband internet in most parts of the state, Fiber internet with its’ faster upload speeds has yet to reach even 20% of the state.
In VT there is not a Starbucks on every corner, but some towns have more than 1:) We finally got a Target in VT! I think we were the last state to have one. In some towns you may find yourself driving 20 min to the next town over to the nearest major grocery store. I recommend asking yourself what is important in your lifestyle. Although some of these rural towns offer homes at a much lower asking price, they may not have amenities used or important access to medical care is another.
Click link below for a comprehenisve list of Vermont Hospitals:
Taxes in Vermont
Look up the specifics on your personal income and property taxes and figure out what the local sales tax will be. How much are these going to affect your funds in the future? https://tax.vermont.gov/property-owners
What are VT winters like? I’ve lived here all my life and although each winter comes with different snow days and storms, we make it through. I always recommend keeping a blanket, gloves and a hat in the car! SNOW tires and 4/all wheel drive are my two go-to’s. Summers in VT are the best time of year although that’s my personal opinion. From as early as March when we see the first temp of the 70’s to the later October we crave the sun and make use of it!! Ski season is another time of year Vermonters look forward to.
Click link below to view Single Family Homes in Vermont: