Burlington Vermont’s Hill Section neighborhood covers the elevated land east and southeast of Downtown. With numerous homes sporting Lake Champlain & Adirondack Mountain views and with quick access to the major employers of the University of Vermont, Champlain College and Fletcher Allen Health Care, this beautiful historic neighborhood is a dream location for many potential buyers.
Today, the Burlington Hill Section has a reputation for some of Burlington’s most elegant residences. Homes are large and of high quality. The tree-lined streets are dotted with mansions, some with their original barns and carriage houses, including many in the Italianate, Victorian, Federal, Tudor, Greek Revival, and Colonial Revival styles built in the 19th and early 20th century.
The Hill Section is also home to historic inns, bed and breakfasts, and Fletcher Allen Health Care, Vermont’s largest hospital. The University Green Historic District is at the very top of the hill. University of Vermont, founded in 1791, was the nation’s first agricultural college and is one of the country’s oldest medical schools. This district, donated by Ira Allen and protected from future development, has 29 historic building surrounding the green.
Burlington Vermont was an important port in the late 19th Century, and many Burlington Hill Section homes still stand to illustrate the commercial successes this unlikely port once knew. Hill Section homes are famous for their Widows Walks or Captains Walk. These walkways or platforms on the roofs of early New England homes commanded a view of the sea. In Burlington’s case, that sea is Lake Champlain. From these high porches, captains could easily view their ships at anchor in Burlington Harbor. Likewise, a captain’s wife could watch for the return of her husband’s ship.
Charming Hill Section colonial with seasonal lake views. This three bedroom home features an updated kitchen with marble counters, pantry unit and subway tile. The baths have been beautifully updated with period lighting and a marble vanity. Large living room with gas fireplace, built-ins and a bay window. Dining room leads to outdoor patio and opens to the beautiful kitchen. Hardwood floors, an arched doorway and welcoming entrance add to the character and charm. This home has a wonderful private yard with stone patio, pond, garden shed and beautiful landscaping.
Listed by Sara Puretz of Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman
This well-maintained brick colonial in Burlington's Hill Section feels fresh & open yet'Ã retains its classic floor plan.'Ã All the original architectural details remain intact while having numerous updates over the last few years. A beautiful large 1st floor master/In-law suite with radiant heat was added on in 2008. Formal dining opens to both kitchen & living room - all with views to the spacious back yard. The first floor also has a wood paneled library/den. The living room has a wood-burning fireplace & easy access to the south facing screened-in porch. The 2nd floor boasts another bedroom en suite, two more bedrooms & a 2nd office/nursery room. Lower level has a partially finished exercise/playroom. Attached two-car garage with large mudroom and 1st floor laundry.
Listed by Brian M. Boardman of Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman
Recently painted and in move in condition! Hill section duplex townhouse awaits you! 2-3 bedrooms, 1 3/4 baths, galley kitchen with formal dining, living room with wood stove/fireplace & sliders to front deck/balcony overlooking South Willard Street. Master suite plus 3rd floor office/study or 3rd bedroom. Full basement for storage and landscaped yard with lake views. Walk to Church Street market place, city parks, Lake Champlain, UVM, Champlain College & Fletcher Allen. A great opportunity for downtown living! Plenty of parking.
Immaculate 3-level Burlington Hill Section condo. Currently a rental unit with a great return on investment but also ideal for an owner occupant as well. Spacious & light-filled, enjoy a private common yard and space to garden. 1 block to Smalley Park and 3 blocks to Champlain College. Gorgeous kitchen with pass-through to dining room. Vaulted ceilings, skylights, lots of storage, convenient 2nd floor laundry. Warm wide-plank pine, ceramic tile, and laminate flooring. Best per square foot value in Hill Section.
An amazing opportunity to live in the sought after Burlington Hill Section. This home is the best value in Burlington and appraised at $789k in 2012. With seasonal lake and mountain views, this beautiful cape style home boasts a wonderful floor plan that is great for entertaining family and friends. Amazing attention to detail in this elegant home with custom built-ins, crown molding, wainscoting and designer finishes throughout. The immaculate kitchen flows into a formal dining room and large family room with gas fireplace. A spacious master bedroom on the main level offers a walk-in closet and master bath with a spa-like tiled shower, air jetted bath, and custom vanity with granite. The newly renovated walk out lower level makes for a great in-law suite. Enjoy a beautiful day on the large deck or relax in the screened in porch, all within the privacy of the wooded backyard. Minutes to Church Street, Lake Champlain, Burlington Country Club and FAHC. This home is a must see!
Listed by Aaron Chiaravelotti of Keller Williams Realty, G.M.P.