The heart of Chittenden County is the city of Burlington. Burlington is the most populous city in Vermont, with over 42,000 people. The city is home to the University of Vermont and Champlain College. Being the largest municipality in the state, Burlington is bursting with activity and energy from its residents. The city offers gorgeous views of Lake Champlain and is a walkable distance to several of the most notable features, including the Downtown and Lakefront areas. There are several different neighborhoods within the city, ranging from suburban to more nightlife heavy environments. Burlington offers residents the scenic views Vermonter’s come to expect, while being a more urban area that many seek out. The city is neighbored by Colchester, Winooski, and South Burlington.
East End: This neighborhood is positioned between East Ave and the Winooski River. This is a very community driven area of Burlington, and residents take a lot of pride in being a part of this neighborhood. This area leans more heavily on homeowners than renters.
Downtown: This neighborhood is smaller in population, with 6,895, but larger is the city center for restaurants, shopping, and nightlife. Most residents of this area are renters. The residents of this area tend to be on the younger side.
Hill Section : This neighborhood is a bit more suburban than the downtown and North End areas. The population is 13,451, with more renters than owners. Residents of this area tend to be young professionals. This neighborhood features far more houses than other areas of Burlington.
New North End: This neighborhood has a population of 13,690. Offers a more suburban environment in Burlington, with more homeowners than renters. Most residents tend to be either young professionals or retirees.
Old North End: Most residents of this area are renters. Offers a more urban environment than other Burlington neighborhoods. This neighborhood features several unique houses, in both color and style. The Old North End has a population over 10,000.
South End: This neighborhood is a very equal mix between the suburban and urban areas of Burlington. The South End has a population of 9,818 and nearly split between renters and owners. The area still features several shops and restaurants for those wanting to avoid the busier downtown area.
Oakledge Park: Located in the South End of Burlington, this park includes beach areas, walking trails, tennis courts, grills, picnic areas, and parking.
Leddy Park: This park includes beach access, tennis courts, an indoor ice facility, and access to the Burlington Bike Path.
Waterfront Park: Offers beautiful views of Lake Champlain, as always buzzing with activity. Located close to the downtown area, this park is home to the popular ECHO Museum, Lake Champlain Sailing Center, Burlington Bike Path, and Community Boathouse. The Waterfront Park also hosts several concerts and events throughout the year.
Battery Park: A more historic park in Burlington, Battery Park offers views of both Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. This park was originally a military camp during the War of 1812. Present day, the park features a playground, walking path, and has several concerts in the Summer months.