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.
South End Burlington Townhouse with hardwood floors, large living room and dining overlooking private deck. The kitchen has plenty of room for storage in the new cabinets makes this unit ideal for entertaining. Two large bedrooms upstairs with second floor laundry and full bathroom. Bonus storage in attic space and cover garage. Easy access to downtown, bikepath and waterfront.
Listed by Robbi Handy Holmes of C21 Jack Associates/S. Burlington
Charm and character abound in this pre-war Four Square on the edge of Burlington's Hill Section. Walk or bike downtown! A large front living room boasts built-ins, a functional vintage kitchen leads to a covered rear porch, and the formal dining room leads to a fantastic 3 season side porch. Upstairs, the first of 4 bedrooms connects to a fabulous 3 season sleeping porch on the back of the house. Recent improvements include a new NTI gas boiler, newly refinished maple hardwood floors through both levels, and fresh paint on both levels. Recent stainless appliances, new front storm door, new side and back porch roofs, and new garage roof. Garage and driveway are shared by deed with the neighbor to the right'Ã¦both homes were owned by the same family dating way, way back, with parents and grandparents living side by side for years. The side and back yards are small, but landscaping and creativity will make them city chic! Partially finished w/out lower level with egress to
Listed by Matt Hurlburt of RE/MAX North Professionals
Sitting atop South Union and King Streets with commanding views of downtown Burlington & the waterfront since 1888. Our comfortable and inviting home offers updated modern amenities while retaining the splendor and graciousness of days gone by. Featuring soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, stained glass and tile work. Situated on a rare 1/2 acre landscaped lot with gardens and room to play. Only steps to Church St. shopping, dining and the waterfront. Spacious modern kitchen, with Wolf double oven, large island and butler pantry leading to glass enclosed three season porch overlooking large private yard.
Listed by Steve Lipkin of Coldwell Banker Hickok and Boardman
Charming Hill Section home with 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. Additional 220 sq. feet waiting to be finished above the garage. Don't miss this opportunity for an idyllic setting tucked in the hill section, but just minutes to I-89, UVM, Champlain College, Fletcher Allen and downtown Burlington.
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