Tell me about Burlington, Vermont

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    I took a quiz a few weeks ago and according to the quiz results the best place for me to live is Burlington, Vermont. If anyone knows anything about this area please let me know. Thanks
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    Hi there-
    Burlington is a great college town on Lake Champlain. It is a beautiful place.
    I live in Southern Vermont which is more rural. There are jobs available pretty much anywhere in Vermont.
    Linda
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    I lived there for a summer, and a good friend of mine lives outside of Burlington. It's gorgeous up there. Summers are great. Winters are very, very, very cold. Like -20 degrees cold. Fall and summer are great.

    It's a mediumish town, about 30,000 people. Liberal mind-set--these are your environmental and political activists folks, mainly. Also a TON of college students. I went through a Grateful Dead/Phish hippie faze in college and I fit right in up there. They have a really cute street in town that is closed off the traffic, and there are a few blocks of shops, restaurants, etc. There's a bit of sprawl going on up there now, and there is a major hospital up there, the name of which escapes me.

    You may want to also check out the Stowe area, which is about a 30 minute drive from Burlington. Great skiing and a nice community. There are a lot of tourists, but there is a good # of people who live up there year-round. My boyfriend tried to get me to move up there, and I have the say, the lifestyle up there is very appealing...if only it were a bit warmer.
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    Thanks so much Linda and Penny for telling me about Vermont. It sounds great! I love snow and cold weather. How about housing in Vermont? Are apartments expensive? Which are the least expensive cities in Vermont? How is Vermont in regards to pets? Do most apartments allow pets or not? Thanks
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    Blackcat,

    I am curious as to the quiz you took. I am in Wisconsin right now (again) after being in Massachusetts for a year and a half. I couldn't stand it there and had to move back. My problem comes in that my fiance tried living here and couldn't do it. So, that leaves me in Wisconsin and him in Massachusetts. I wouldn't mind living up north as I LOVE the snow. So I am looking in New Hampshire, Maine and possibly Vermont.

    Long story short, I would like to take this quiz and see what it suggests for me.
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    Blackcat,

    I am curious as to the quiz you took. I am in Wisconsin right now (again) after being in Massachusetts for a year and a half. I couldn't stand it there and had to move back. My problem comes in that my fiance tried living here and couldn't do it. So, that leaves me in Wisconsin and him in Massachusetts. I wouldn't mind living up north as I LOVE the snow. So I am looking in New Hampshire, Maine and possibly Vermont.

    Long story short, I would like to take this quiz and see what it suggests for me.
    I'm sorry tvccrn but I don't remember the name of the site. I suffer from CRS.Why didn't you like Massachusetts? New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont all sound good to me too. Best of luck.
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    Why didn't I like Massachusetts???

    The crime, the crowding, the commute, the people being hateful and nasty, the people being unfriendly, the driving, the attitude of the people if you aren't born there.

    I am from Texas originally and have lived near Dallas. I love driving in Dallas so it isn't the big city atmosphere that got to me. It was the fact that people there don't give a sh!t about anyone except for themselves and could care less if you breathed. I worked at a facility in Boston and,with a couple of exceptions, was ignored unless they needed to speak to me concerning a patient. I tried it one day and unless I was speaking to a patient not one soul talked to me. I am normally an outgoing person at work and love to joke around with my co-workers. I did try with them, but after the first week everyone clammed up.
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    Quote from tvccrn
    Blackcat,

    I am curious as to the quiz you took. I am in Wisconsin right now (again) after being in Massachusetts for a year and a half. I couldn't stand it there and had to move back. My problem comes in that my fiance tried living here and couldn't do it. So, that leaves me in Wisconsin and him in Massachusetts. I wouldn't mind living up north as I LOVE the snow. So I am looking in New Hampshire, Maine and possibly Vermont.

    Long story short, I would like to take this quiz and see what it suggests for me.

    Try these.

    http://www.bestplaces.net/
    http://www.findyourspot.com/
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    omg another transplanted midwesterner who
    HATES Boston. I have been here 10 years and still feel like a foreigner. I would give my eyeteeth to go back to Chicago. I hate it for all the reasons you stated. I think this is an area only for natives and college students. The $350,000 house we bought is a piece of crap crackerbox and I fear is the best we will ever do here. It already went up over $50,000 in value and we could not even afford it now. Waaaaaaa. I miss Sweet Home Chicago.

    Quote from tvccrn
    Why didn't I like Massachusetts???

    The crime, the crowding, the commute, the people being hateful and nasty, the people being unfriendly, the driving, the attitude of the people if you aren't born there.

    I am from Texas originally and have lived near Dallas. I love driving in Dallas so it isn't the big city atmosphere that got to me. It was the fact that people there don't give a sh!t about anyone except for themselves and could care less if you breathed. I worked at a facility in Boston and,with a couple of exceptions, was ignored unless they needed to speak to me concerning a patient. I tried it one day and unless I was speaking to a patient not one soul talked to me. I am normally an outgoing person at work and love to joke around with my co-workers. I did try with them, but after the first week everyone clammed up.
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    I did take the quiz in the bottom link and it showed up some pretty interesting places. I have a lot of things to look at, but I do have about a year before I HAVE to make a decision.

    Thank you for these.


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