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Burlington VT ranked #2 among America's Great Places to Live!

It comes as no surprise to me that Burlington has once again caught national attention for its quality of living. Burlington VT ranked #2 in Kiplinger's 2013 "10 Great Places to Live"! With easy access to nature & outdoor recreation in every direction, quality health care, low violent crime-rates & sustainable 'green' practices fueling the local economy, Burlington is a great place to live, work & play. It's a wonderful place to raise a family, go to college, and even spend your retirement years! The full rankings will be published in the September issue of Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine.

Kiplingers previously ranked Burlington as number-eight in its pick for Best Cities for the Next Decade in 2010 crediting the Queen City's growing 'green-powered' economy.

Burlington VT ranked:

Burlington has been honored with numerous awards and high rankings over the years. Below are are a few:

  • #3 Best Cities for Foodies, 2012 (Sperling's BestPlaces) - Vermont's local food-movement provides the freshest produce along with locally raised livestock.
  • 10th Safest mid-sized city, 2010 (Farmer's Insurance, using rankings by Sperlings - The study considers the rate of violent crime, air quality, weather, life expectancy & employment rates among other criteria.
  • #1 Best Green Place to Live in America, 2007  (County Home Magzine and Sperlings - Burlington, Vermont's high value on  a 'green lifestyle' includes composting programs, community involvement and 'green businesses'. Overall, as a state, Vermont also ranked as the Greenest State in the Nation in a 2010 survey conducted by 24/7 Wall St website.
  • Forbes: America's Best Downtowns, 2011
  • Happiest small city - for population under 300,000 (Gallup Poll survey, 2011)
  • #1 ranking on "100 Best Places to Raise a Family"(Children's Health Magazine)

Vermont ranked:

Overall as a state, Vermont has been nationally recognized for the following:

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