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      Champlain Islands, North East Kingdom & Northern Vermont

      Stowe VermontThe northern region of Vermont is highly diversified in nature. The towns included in Northern Vermont vary from each other greatly and this makes the area highly fascinating. No matter how contrasting these towns are, each one of them offers top notch qualities for leading a quality life. If you wish for a similar lifestyle for your family then relocating to Northern Vermont is a great idea. In terms of residential structures, Northern Vermont Real Estate offers various options and buyers can choose the best one with the help of expert real estate agents.

      The major towns in the area of Northern Vermont are the following:


      On visiting Burlington, it takes no time to discover why the place is named amongst one of the liveliest cities in the United States. Despite the small size of Burlington, it has been able to attract people from all corners of the world. There are present large numbers of hotels and restaurants in the city that add life to it. The city of Burlington is known for its universities and green lifestyle. In Burlington, one can get involved in varied recreational on the lake or in the surrounding mountains. Church Street Marketplace is the heart of the city of Burlington. Discover Burlington real estate.


      The town of Stowe in Vermont is the second largest city in the state of Vermont with a small population of 4,339. The town thrives on the tourism industry as large numbers of tourists visit the area for attending festivals and events as well as the ski resort, which has undergone tremendous development in the last few decades. The town of Stowe is also the center of attraction for skiers from all corners of the world as it the home to Mt Mansfield, which is the highest peak in Vermont. Search Stowe real estate.

      Lake Champlain Islands

      The cluster of islands present in the archipelago of Lake Champlain allows the residents to enjoy a spectacular view of the white sandy beaches. The islands found in an archipelago of Lake Champlain are Isle La Motte, Grand Isle, North Hero, South Hero, and the Alburg Peninsula. This area of Northern Vermont is best suitable for enjoying water activities in the summer season. In Winter, residents and visitors enjoy skating, ice fishing and many other of Vermont’s finest offerings. Search Grand Isle real estate.


      The town of Shelburne lies along the shores of Lake Champlain. The strategic location of the town allows the residents to experience the picturesque beauty of the place at any instant of time. Economically, the condition of the town is great. Individuals living in the area can enjoy better employment opportunities and earn for a better life. The town is also the home to the Chittenden County Transportation Authority. Discover Shelburne real estate.

      Other Towns in Northern Vermont

      The towns listed above are the major towns in the region of Northern Vt. Other towns that can be considered for a residential purpose include Burke, Greensboro, Vergennes, and St Johnsbury.

      Each of these towns in Northern Vermont provides a prospect to spend one’s life away from the hustle bustle of urban life. If you have a question about the area, feel free to contact us.

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      About Vermont

      Vermont SunflowersVermont is wild, eclectic and special, known best for its fabulous maple syrup and winter sports.

      From up and coming Jay Peak to Stowe to the Mad River Valley, Killington, Stratton, Bromley, Okemo and tiny Cochran's Ski Area in Richmond, a family owned area that has produced a score of Olympians and offers night skiing to Burlington and beyond, the Green Mountains of Vermont are a mecca for lovers of winter and so much more. Whether telemark skiing, alpine, cross country skiing, snowshoeing are your passion, or you prefer the cool summer escape to swim in our pure ponds and rivers, mountain bike beautifully groomed trail networks, hike or ski the long trail or just get out of the hustle and bustle of New York, Boston, Montreal or your suburban spread, Vermont welcomes.

      The sixth smallest US state, second least populous and the only New England state not bordering the Atlantic, Vermont makes up for it with outstanding Lake Champlain frontage, including its largest city, Burlington, and exceptionally talented Vermonters.

      The Von Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe for cross country skiing and beer tasting, Twin Farms in Barnard for the elite escape, history and national snowshoe championships in Bennington, Fly fishing in Manchester’s famed Battenkill River, the Orvis Fly Fishing store, Manchester Music Festival, boutique skiing at Suicide Six or Bolton Valley (Bolton to Trapps Back Country Catamount trail Ski Tour), true peace in the Northeast Kingdom with it’s amazing large acreage value offerings and slow pace, Norwich for Dartmouth College access just across the New Hampshire border, Middlebury for academic excellence including such an amazing foreign language department, the Vermont Chili Festival, and outstanding retirement communities.

      Laugh with Circus Smirkus or legendary Bread and Puppet Giant Puppet Theater, tune into the Vermont Symphony Orchestra or move to the Mad River Valley so your talented musical prodigies can attend Harwood Union High School for the incredible music and jazz departments, or enroll your skiing champion at ski academies including the Green Mountain Valley School or Burke Mountain Academy, with graduates at the Olympics. For snowmobilers, the VAST trail is a thrill. For crafts, don’t miss the Simon Pearce Factory in Quechee, for beers, Magic Hat in Burlington, Harpoon in Windsor, the Alchemist’s Heady Topper in Waterbury, the Hill Farmstead Brewery in Greensboro and Sean Lawson’s Finest Liquids in Warren.

      If bicycling is your song, Vermont offers the Killington and Green Mountain Stage Races and outstanding mountain bike trails from Blueberry Lake in the Mad River Valley to Jay Peak’s amazing Kingdom Trails.

      For fun and entertaining videos on Vermont, check out Eva Sollberger's widely appreciated “Stuck In Vermont” clips.


      There are both private and public schools in the state. Most towns in Vermont still offer a local elementary a school and many have middle school and high schools in town. Vermont also houses some of the best universities in the world and students from across the world visit the state for higher studies.

      In the state of Vermont, there are 23 colleges and universities currently operating. This figure includes one research university, six master's universities, one art school, one culinary school, and one law school, as well as a number of undergraduate associates and baccalaureate colleges. Several institutions chartered in other states also offer degree programs at locations in Vermont.

      The oldest school in Vermont is Castleton State College, founded in 1787 during the days of the independent Vermont Republic. The newest is Landmark College, founded in 1984 to serve students with learning disabilities; it is also the most expensive college in the United States. The largest such institution is the public University of Vermont. The smallest college in the state, with 98 students, is Sterling College, a work college focused on environmental studies.

      All of these schools are accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, except New England Culinary Institute, which is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology.

      Colleges located in Vermont include:

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      Charlotte, Shelburne, Vergennes & Surrounding Towns

      Shelburne FarmsA glimpse of heaven can be caught in the town of Shelburne Vermont. The magnificent town of Shelburne is located in Chittenden County, Vermont. The positioning of the town on the Shelburne Bay on the shores of Lake Champlain beautifies the town even more. With a blend of natural beauty and art crafts, the town is one of the best places in Vermont to spend some precious years of your life.

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      A Sneak Peek into History

      The town of Shelburne was chartered on August 18, 1763, by New Hampshire. In accordance with the charter, the town should include an area of 23,500 acres. Since the inception of the town, farming has been the major occupation in the town.

      Receiving Education in Shelburne

      Education is given a higher status in the town of Shelburne. This is the reason why educational provisions of the highest quality are made available in the town. Firstly, to educate kids at the elementary level, both public and private schools are present.

      The Shelburne Community School caters to students at the elementary and middle levels and is known for developing a good base for students. Other schools present in the town include The Lake Champlain Waldorf School and The Renaissance School.

      The town has a special inclination towards art crafts and one educational center offering education in this area is also present. The Shelburne Art Center plays an important role in honing the skills of students in art and crafts. The Pierson Library in the town is one of those few structures running in the town for many years. The library is open six days a week and residents can avail its benefits to the fullest.

      Transportation Facilities in Shelburne

      It has been seen that public transport facilities are not available in every town in Vermont. However, Shelburne is an exception as here residents enjoy the facility of public bus transportation by Chittenden County Transportation Authority. The roads of the town are in good condition and traveling by vehicles becomes a pleasurable experience.

      Health Care Facilities in Shelburne

      The town of Shelburne has a complete range of health care facilities for the residents. Various medical centers are present inside the premises of the town where residents can reach in no time in case of medical emergencies.

      Economic Conditions in Shelburne

      The economic condition of the town of Shelburne is quite good. Here, a wide array of opportunities are available in the area of businesses and it is not difficult to earn a living for oneself. From manufacturer to retailers, the town has a place for everyone.

      Attractions in Shelburne

      The town of Shelburne is a place frequently visited by tourists from other states as well as other countries. The most common attractions present in the town are as follows:

      • The Shelburne Museum – This art museum was established in the year 1947 and since then it has been the center of attraction for travelers. The museum exhibits the world’s best paintings, furniture, textiles, and various other artifacts.
      • The Shelburne Farms – This is the center of environmental education. The Vermont Mozart Festival is also held in this location.
      • A Public Beach – Another popular attraction in the town of Shelburne is the public beach maintained by the authorities of Shelburne. Visitors can enjoy various activities with their friends and family on a visit to the beach. During the summer season activities such as swimming and barbecues are popular. On the contrary, ice skating and ice fishing take away the attention of visitors in the winter season.

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      Stowe, Waterbury & Surrounding Areas

      Stowe Vermont Resort Stowe's fertile valley spans from Mount Mansfield to the west, Vermont’s highest peak, and the Worcester Range or "Hogback" Mountains to the east. Founded in June of 1763, the skiing is unforgettable with not only Smuggler's Notch close by, but Sugarbush and Mad River Glen in the Mad River Valley & Bolton Valley Ski Area, all within easy driving distance. Waterbury, with some state government, is a vibrant and conveniently located town just a half an hour south of Burlington. Surrounding towns include Waterbury Center, Waterbury, Moscow, & Morristown.

      Ski Mount Mansfield and the Stowe Mountain Resort or Smuggler’s Notch, cross country ski or snowshoe at the Trapp Family Lodge, or visit the Vermont Ski & Snowboard Museum or backcountry ski in the Backcountry Ski Festival or the 19k rite of passage Trapps to Bolton Backcountry Ski Race & Tour. In summer ride the Stowe Rec Path, mountain bike on Perry Hill, or hike the Long Trail maintained by the Green Mountain Club.

      Ski or snowboard all day, Kayak, fly fish or ice fish the Lamoille & Winooski Rivers, Sterling Pond, Wolcott Pond, Waterbury Reservoir, Little River State Park, or Lake Eden, come home to a crispy kale and steak dinner, see a Stowe Theater Guild play. Visit Laughing Moon Chocolates, Waterbury Center’s Cold Hollow Cider Mill, Ben & Jerry’s historic ice cream factory, or take an Eden Dog Sled Tour. Hold your next conference or get married at the amazing Stowe Mountain Lodge.

      Dine or enjoy the Bistro at Ten Acres, Blue Moon Café, Café on Main, Flannel at Top Notch, Gracies, Harrison’s Restaurant, Michael’s on the Hill, Piecasso, Pie In the Sky, Trapp Family Lodge Dining Room, and the Whip Bar & Grill.

      Check out the Mozart Festival, the British Invasion Car Rally, and Octoberfest.

      With majestic mountains, upscale culture and dining, and solid links to Boston & New York, cosmopolitan Stowe offers the best of both worlds.

      To buy or sell property in Stowe, Waterbury, or anywhere in Vermont, contact Maple Sweet Real Estate.

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      Montpelier & Surrounding Towns

      Montpelier VT State House Montpelier, Vermont's Capitol and Washington County shire town, is the commercial & political heart of the Green Mountains and a charming New England City. This treasure trove of creative expression features the New England Culinary Institute (NECI). Music, theater and dance are popular, especially with the Contemporary Dance Studio located at the heart of the city and twin city Barre close by with its Opera House and the outstanding Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen.

      Multiple public and private schools span the city including a Waldorf School. Montpelier is by population (about 8,000) the nation’s smallest state capitol but easy to underestimate, full of appeal including the Vermont State House, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Green Mountain Film Festival, Lost Nation Theater, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Vermont History Museum and alternative Savoy movie theater.

      Find yourself ordering the Heartbreaker Crepe at the Skinny Pancake in the morning, a croissant at La Brioche, lunch at Salt or Kismet Kitchen, a plate of pad thai at the Royal Orchid as the day comes to an end followed by drinks at the Three Penny Tap Room or Black Door. Or home cook a delicious meal with ingredients bought from the Farmer's Market or the organic produce and food stocked Hunger Mountain Co-op, and don’t miss the Morse Farm Maple Sugar Works Maple Festival or a stay at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Conference Center.

      Satellite towns include Barre, East Montpelier, Middlesex, Berlin, Northfield, Plainfield, Marshfield, & Roxbury. Burlington, Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, Bolton Valley, Jay and Killington are all within reach. With St. Johnsbury, the North East Kingdom to the north and Northfield's Norwich University to the south, Montpelier offers so much.

      Amtrak’s Vermonter runs through Montpelier Junction from Washington DC to St. Albans, Vermont and the city includes Edward F. Knapp state airport. Burlington International Airport is a 30 minute drive.

      To buy or sell property in Montpelier, surrounding towns or anywhere in Vermont,  contact Maple Sweet Real Estate.

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      Middlebury, Bristol & Addison County

      Middlebury VT FallsClick here to search Addison County homes.

      Home to Ivy League elite liberal arts Middlebury College founded in 1800 with its exceptional foreign language program and seat of a thriving economy, Middlebury and the surrounding areas are off the western slope of the Green Mountains facing New York's Adirondacks across Lake Champlain. The Middlebury area includes the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History, the unforgettable Middlebury College Breadloaf Campus, its Rikert Nordic Center for cross country skiing, the Skylight Pond & Long Trails and Robert Frost Wayside Trail, and the Middlebury Snow Bowl alpine ski area. The Champlain Valley has the convenience of being an easy shot to Burlington. Search Middlebury, VT homes for sale here.

      Points of interest include Otter Creek Brewing, Danforth Pewter, Vermont Folk Life Center, the UVM Morgan Horse Farm, the Lincoln Peak Vineyard, the Emma Willard Memorial, and Middlebury State Airport. Outstanding restaurants include the Storm Cafe, American Flatbread, the Swift House Restaurant, the Otter Creek Bakery, the Two Brothers Tavern, Fire & Ice, Morgan's Tavern & Tourterelle.

      Bristol offers so much intimacy at the foot of the Green Mountains, a bridge between the Mad River Valley and Middlebury with a population of just under 4,000. Otter Creek tributary, the New Haven River, flows out of the mountains through the town center. Main thoroughfares include Routes 17 and 116. Search Bristol, VT real estate here.

      Bristol restaurants to catch are the Bobcat Cafe, the Inn at Baldwin Creek & Mary's, the Bristol Bakery & Cafe, Cubber's Restaurant Wokky's Chinese. See the Bartlett Falls, Bartlett Falls, Cool Yule, the Harvest Festival, Halloween Hustle, Fourth of July Celebration, Lord's Prayer Rock, Maple Magic & the Holley Hall Theater Productions, the Pocock Rocks Music Festival and Street Fair, and the amazing Rocky Dale Gardens.

      Surrounding towns include Addison, Brooksville, Buel's Gore, Ferrisburgh, Granville, Hancock, Lincoln, New Haven, Monkton, Pittsfield, Ripton, Rochester & Starksboro

      To buy or sell property in the Middlebury, Bristol, Addison County, or anywhere in Vermont, contact Maple Sweet Real Estate.

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      About the Mad River Valley

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      The Mad River Valley is a four-season paradise, the less trodden path. Home to two of Vermont's finest ski areas: Sugarbush, including Lincoln Peak and Mount Ellen (aka Sugarbush North) & "Ski It if You Can" Mad River Glen with its legendary single chair, the Valley spans the dramatic Mad River from its source above breathtakingly beautiful Warren Falls, north all the way to Moretown. From Lincoln Peak along the Long Trail to the Appalachian Gap, and the Northfield Range to the east, this is a diamond at the edge of the Green Mountain National Forest.

      Warren Village, at the south end of the valley, features the iconic Warren Store and Relais & Chateau Pitcher Inn, is less than a ten minute drive from Sugarbush. At the four corners stop in at the East Warren Community Market for Wildflower Sushi, organic bagels or grass-fed Neill Farm beef at or check out the Phantom Theater’s summer shows. Collectors flock from near and far to pick up limited production Lawson’s Finest Liquids brewed in Warren, and you can have a special culinary experience at Chez Henri or Timbers and hit Tevere for drinks and live music later.

      Waitsfield includes Irasville, the commercial center with the Big Picture Theater, Elusive Moose, Localfolk Smokehouse, Mad Taco, the Store, & American Flatbread, a major wood fired crossroads for locals and flatlanders where the Vermont Music Fest takes place each summer. Historic Waitsfield features the covered bridge, Joslin Memorial Library, Village Grocery, the Artisans Gallery, Bridge St Butchery, 4orty Bridge, Mad River Glass, Madsonian Museum, Mint, Peasant, the Sweet Spot & Waitsfield Pottery. Don’t miss the historic Inn at the Round Barn for big events and weddings. Enjoy the Brewgrass, Siptember Festival and Vermont Music Festival.

      Fayston is home to Mad River Glen, Bragg Hill, Hyde Away Inn, Mad River Barn, Battleground and Green Mountain Valley School. Duxbury is the gateway to Waterbury, Stowe, Smuggler’s Notch, Bolton & Burlington.

      Moretown is a convenient gateway to Middlesex’s Red Hen Bakery, Nutty Steph’s Chocolate, and the state Capitol Montpelier.

      To buy or sell Mad River Valley real estate, contact Maple Sweet Real Estate.


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      Living in Burlington VT

      Burlington VT Waterfront Home to the state's best hospitals and universities, Burlington is the largest city in Vermont and the Chittenden County shire town, 45 miles south of the Canadian border and 94 miles south of Montreal’s European heritage & architecture. Economic growth and employment opportunities are two reasons why individuals relocate to the Burlington-South Burlington metropolis. Lake Champlain is supreme, with the Adirondacks & New York across to the west. Home to UVM, the University of Vermont, Burlington is a youthful city on the water. South Burlington, Essex, Williston, Winooski, Charlotte, Shelburne, Hinesburg, Huntington, Richmond, Jericho, South HeroNorth Hero, Underhill & Bolton are all a reasonable commute. With Burlington Airport as your gateway, it takes just over an hour to the Big Apple but you can fly across the nation and internationally too.

      Ben & Jerry’s was founded in an abandoned gas station in Burlington in 1978 and Forbes Magazine selected Burlington as one of the prettiest towns in America.

      Outstanding UVM Medical Center serves the city and beyond. Fletcher Free Library and the Church Street Mall or magnets along with a host of outstanding eateries.

      For the serious localvore or flexitarian, don’t miss the Onion River Co-Op MarketCafe.

      With gorgeous lake views, the verdant Champlain Valley to the south, Burlington and its surrounding towns are a thriving cultural center and one of the most exciting areas in Vermont. Burlington City Arts, Higher Ground, the Flynn Theater, The ECHO Museum, and the Shelburne Museum from this dynamic nexus. Ride the Burlington Bike Path, visit Lake Champlain Chocolates, Burlington's Farmer's Market, the Frog Hollow Craft Center or see the Vermont Lake Monsters play baseball at Centennial Field. Enjoy Burlington Brew Tours, Burlington Segways, the Champlain Ferries.

      To buy or sell property in Burlington, surrounding towns or anywhere in Vermont, contact Maple Sweet Real Estate.

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