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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.


Happiest Cities: Burlington and South Burlington as ranked by WalletHub, 2023

Vermont #1 Best Place to live in the U.S.A in 2022 as ranked by CNBC

Burlington and South Burlington, VT rank in the top 15 of the Happiest Cities in the U.S., Wallet Hub, 2021

#1 Best State to Live in America, CNBC, 2018

Best City for Entrepreneurs,, 2017



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

Vermont #1 for Healthy Eating & Exercise - Gallup Poll, March 2014

Burlington Ranked #10 Among Top 12 College Towns for Commuting on Foot by The SpareFoot Blog, Aug 2014

Burlington, VT: Top Ten Tech Hubs:'s Most Promising Tech Hubs to Watch in 2014

#2 of "10 Great Places to Live, 2013" as rated by Kiplinger's

Burlington VT ranked #2 in Kiplinger’s 2013 “10 Great Places to Live”! - See more at:
Burlington VT ranked #2 in Kiplinger’s 2013 “10 Great Places to Live”! - See more at:

Vermont ranked as the 3rd 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! 

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.

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 Home Depot Foundation’s Awards of Excellence for Sustainable Community Development (small city category)
Kiplinger's "Best Cities for the Next Decade" recognizing Vermont's 'green-powered' economy- 2010.
A #1 ranking on Children's Health Magazine's "100 Best Places to Raise a Family". 2009

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