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Old 02-17-2020, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I may be moving to Burlington and was wondering if anyone could recommend any nice apartment complex in the area. It doesn't have to be in city proper. I'm not a college student as I'm in my 40's so I'd prefer not to be in a building with college kids.
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Old 02-20-2020, 08:12 AM
 
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How much are you looking to spend, and what kind of amenities are you looking for? Parking for more than one vehicle? Walking distance of the waterfront/downtown? A pool or gym?

It's very possible to spend more than $3,000 on a 2BR if you're looking for "the works".
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Old 02-20-2020, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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How much are you looking to spend, and what kind of amenities are you looking for? Parking for more than one vehicle? Walking distance of the waterfront/downtown? A pool or gym?

It's very possible to spend more than $3,000 on a 2BR if you're looking for "the works".
I'm totally open to spending 3k on the works. I prefer newer buildings. As far as amenities, a gym and parking for one car would be great. I'm having a hard time finding places in the area with a Google search. City Lights in Winooski looks nice.
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Old 02-20-2020, 05:27 PM
 
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I can't say I'm all that fond of Winooski. Or rather, it's hit and miss. I think living near the town center and by the waterfront could be quite nice, but it's a town with some relatively rough areas not very far away. Which I guess is also true of Burlington, but Winooski has somewhat of a reputation of being where you live if you can't afford Burlington and need to be within walking distance of amenities.

Most of the nicest places to live in the area are in Shelburne. There you're more likely to be driving to go anywhere than walking, and there are many more meticulously preserved older homes than there are new apartments. Open to a townhome perhaps? Or would you definitely prefer something higher up, maybe with a view of the lake?

Shelburne Rd in South Burlington is also decently nice in parts, but traffic can be pretty lousy around rush hour. There's far more in the way of chains and box stores in this area too, depending on whether or not that's your thing.

Colchester is very nice around the waterfront. Around Mallet's Bay there's a big outdoors and sailing/boating culture. More homes than apartments here too, though.
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Old 02-21-2020, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I can't say I'm all that fond of Winooski. Or rather, it's hit and miss. I think living near the town center and by the waterfront could be quite nice, but it's a town with some relatively rough areas not very far away. Which I guess is also true of Burlington, but Winooski has somewhat of a reputation of being where you live if you can't afford Burlington and need to be within walking distance of amenities.

Most of the nicest places to live in the area are in Shelburne. There you're more likely to be driving to go anywhere than walking, and there are many more meticulously preserved older homes than there are new apartments. Open to a townhome perhaps? Or would you definitely prefer something higher up, maybe with a view of the lake?

Shelburne Rd in South Burlington is also decently nice in parts, but traffic can be pretty lousy around rush hour. There's far more in the way of chains and box stores in this area too, depending on whether or not that's your thing.

Colchester is very nice around the waterfront. Around Mallet's Bay there's a big outdoors and sailing/boating culture. More homes than apartments here too, though.
Thanks for the feedback. I was able to find a place in Colchester.
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