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Burlington, Vermont is a perfect autumnal town. Color change begins in September and turns vibrant by early October, transforming the 42,000-population city and its surrounding area into a picturesque sea of reds, oranges, and yellows. Burlington also has easy access to outdoor wonders like Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks; a stellar local culinary beer scene; the bustling four-block Church Street Marketplace; and the University of Vermont. (And having U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders as an elected representative doesn't hurt, either.)
Housing costs in Burlington are higher than in the rest of the state. According to Zillow, the median price for houses currently listed in Vermont is $296,000, while the median price for houses listed in Burlington is $341,500. But if you're used to Manhattan prices, houses in Burlington may still seem like a deal. Here are some currently on the market.
30 Henry St., Hill Section
This four-bedroom, three-bath, 1899 historic house, also pictured above, has been renovated, but still retains some classic touches like exposed brick and original woodwork. Highlights include a spacious outdoor porch, a cozy kitchen with unique cabinetry, and vintage light fixtures, in addition to an expansive backyard. The house is located in Burlington's Hill Section, a lovely little neighborhood full of historic homes sitting just east of downtown. The house is listed for $549,000.
204 Home Ave, South End
South End is located near the University of Vermont, and features beautiful, tree-lined streets stocked with Sears Kit houses constructed in the early 20th century. This four-bedroom, two-bath single family home was built in 1932, and features classic touches like a brick fireplace, vintage flooring, and lovely wood trim. Other highlights include a renovated master bedroom suite and a massive backyard. The house is priced at $425,000.
24 Sunset Cliff Rd., New North End
If you've got some cash to burn, this four-bedroom, three-bath property sits right on Lake Champlain, offering up beautiful views of the waterfront and the Adirondacks. The house features beautiful landscaped yards; an outdoor patio, a living room with vaulted ceilings, expansive picture windows and a fireplace; a light-filled dining room, and a detached barn that can be used for office or studio space. The property is located in New North End, a suburban neighborhood with newer family homes. It is listed for $1,395,000.
40 College St., Apt 204, Waterfront
This four-bedroom, four-bath condo located near Burlington's waterfront features beautiful mahogany and cedar ceilings, a master suite with a Jacuzzi tub and a walk-in closet, and an eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances. There's also a two-car garage, accessible via an elevator located inside the house. The house is an easy walk to and from downtown and Church Street Marketplace, as well as popular dining spots like American Flatbread, Sweetwaters, and the Farmhouse Tap & Grill. It is priced at $625,000.
16 Thornton St., Winooski
Located across the river, Winooski isn't in Burlington proper, but it's sort of like the Vermont version of Brooklyn, offering up some more affordable property for hipper, younger residents. It's easy to get to Burlington from Winooski, but the city itself has great restaurants, a thriving arts scene, and plenty of outdoor activities, like the Winooski River Walk. This three-bedroom, three-bath house was built in 2000, and features a spacious kitchen, a master suite with a walk-in closet, a massive living room with a separate den, and lots of outdoor space. It is listed for $399,900.
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