Burlington's Awards

How does Burlington, VT measure up?

We've won a series of awards in recent years from a wide variety of organizations measuring everything from crime to clean air.

#1 Quality of Life: Best overall standard of living.

#1 Safety: Lowest crime rate for all types of crime.

#1 Environment: Best air quality.

#1 Business: Best business climate in the Northeast and highest investment in the manufacturing sector.

#1 Dream Town: Selected for "real life and real jobs."

#1 For Kids: Least stressful metro area for raising children.

#1 Education: Highest percentage of students with disabilities served in regular classrooms or resource rooms.

RECENT AWARDS:

Voted #1 Best Place to Raise a Family, Men's Health Magazine, 2014

Vermont #1 for Healthy Eating & Exercise - Gallup Poll, March 2014. Link to Huffington Post article about the Award.

Top Ten Tech Hubs: Techie.com's Most Promising Tech Hubs to Watch in 2014

#2 of "10 Great Places to Live, 2013" as rated by Kiplingers

Burlington VT ranked #2 in Kiplinger’s 2013 “10 Great Places to Live”! - See more at: http://blog.brianboardmanvt.com/#sthash.A1mJHFRz.dpuf
Burlington VT ranked #2 in Kiplinger’s 2013 “10 Great Places to Live”! - See more at: http://blog.brianboardmanvt.com/#sthash.A1mJHFRz.dpuf

Vermont ranked as the 2nd most peaceful state in the nation according to the United States Peace Index 2012.

America's Best Adventure Towns as ranked by National Geographic - Dec 2011

Forbes: America's Best Downtowns!   Also posted on Yahoo Travel!  - 2011

Vermont Ranked Healthiest State in the Nation for Fifth Straight Year - Reuters Dec 2011

Burlington, VT metro area ranked happiest small city (population under 300,000) in Gallup Poll survey- March 2011.


PAST AWARDS:

Vermont Ranked Greenest State in the Nation on a Survey of Pollution, Energy Use and Policy in all 50 States conducted by 24/7 Wall St website in 2010.

2010 winner of the The Home Depot Foundation’s Awards of Excellence for Sustainable Community Development (small city category) (*Note Home Depot no longer has a live link to the award, but you can read their blog about it.)
 
Kiplinger's "Best Cities for the Next Decade" recognizing Vermont's 'green-powered' economy- 2010.
 
 

Visit more on the local information page. If you have other questions about awards in Vermont or would like help with finding a home in Burlington VT or another town in the area, contact Brian. You might also like to view Brian's listings or start your own home search.

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