Great Retirement Locations in the United States

Burlington, Vermont Retirement

Retirement location-Burlington

Burlington the largest city in Vermont is that perfect combination of old and new, cultured and hip, graceful and authentic. Burlington’s economy is based mostly on education and health services. The Church Street Marketplace, a four-block pedestrian mall in the heart of the city, is the site of festivals throughout the year. Events such as the South End Art Hop and public galleries such as The Firehouse Gallery and Pine Street Art Works, provide a forum for the visual arts in the South End.
Burlington is a city of festivals and much more. Among others it is host to the Festival of Fools at the Church Street Marketplace, The Vermont Brewers Festival and the Giant Pumpkin Regatta and Festival. The city’s theaters and arts organizations provide many cultural events. There are multiple galleries and free movies at the Black Box Theater on the waterfront. The Burlington Discover Jazz Festival is world renowned and the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts provides various performances throughout the year. The Akwesasne Mohawk Casino adds to the Burlington nightlife experience.
The Burlington area provides some of Vermont’s most amazing hiking countryside, trails for mountain biking, and rivers for swimming, fishing, and canoeing. Winter recreation includes downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and snowmobiling.
Reasons to retire here: Outdoor sports (Skiing, boating, fishing,), Nightlife, Culture (Galleries, Museums, Art shows, etc.), Festivals (Jazz, Food, Win and Breweries, etc.) and Shopping
Weather: Temperatures range from winter lows near 10 degrees to summer highs in the 80s
Population: 42,000
State Income Tax: between 3.6% and 9.5%
Sales Tax: 7%
Property Taxes: approximately 1.5%

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