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Old 04-13-2011, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Roads get plowed on a timely basis. The only time when it may be an issue is when we get a HUGE storm. This past winter we had 2' in one day and the plows had a really hard time keeping up. But 99% of the time roads get plowed. All roads are plowed. The state highway dept takes care of the interstates and state roads and the towns take care of the town owned roads in there town.
Schools don't get cancelled at the sight of snow like they do down in our southern neighbors. I think my town's school only had 4 snow days this year, 2 of which were during the 2-footer storm.
There are quite a few private roads in Vermont as well and it is up to the home/land owners who own the road to keep it plowed - the town won't do it.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:29 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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A lot of backroads are not maintained in the winter.
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Old 04-13-2011, 02:50 PM
 
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A lot of backroads are not maintained in the winter.
Thats true...a lot of logging roads, etc that have no homes on them that don't get plowed.
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Old 04-13-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Thats true...a lot of logging roads, etc that have no homes on them that don't get plowed.
Some do have a few homes or cabins. Some are access roads to state/national forests, etc. (which can make getting out into the woods, etc., a bit of a challenge sometimes). Shrewsbury has a bunch of roads like that for example (Old Plymouth Road, CCC Road, etc.), and even some of the maintained dirt backroads are pretty rough in the winter. Wildcat Road in Chittenden almost sent me into the trees a few times this winter.

I do spend a bit more time on these roads than most people though, given that I spend all Winter trapping and hunting.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Arctichomesteader mentioned the train tracks in an earier reply. The tracks that follow Rt7... how much traffic do they see? Is that a frieght or commuter/passenger rails?
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Old 04-15-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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Arctichomesteader mentioned the train tracks in an earier reply. The tracks that follow Rt7... how much traffic do they see? Is that a frieght or commuter/passenger rails?
Freight and passenger. They get just enough traffic to be a nuissance. Usually at the worst times too. The tracks are in bad shape so the trains go fairly slow too.
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Old 04-17-2011, 05:23 AM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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Arctichomesteader mentioned the train tracks in an earier reply. The tracks that follow Rt7... how much traffic do they see? Is that a frieght or commuter/passenger rails?
Both. The tracks running along Route 7 in Rutland City are freight. The passenger service utilizes a train station downtown and otherwise stays west of Rutland City.

I've taken Amtrak between Rutland and Penn Station several times. It's slow in places, but I've found it a pleasant and convenient way to get to NYC. I always manage to find discount codes online to reduce ticket prices.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:46 AM
 
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I was surfing sites about Vermont and came upon this one. I had to laugh when i heard an area of Rutland revered to as the Gut, did not think after all these years it would be called the same. I lived there in 1969. At that time Rutland was still a low crime, ski town. I have been away from my home state for over 35 years and plan on moving back, the Gut is not on my list nor is Rutland but Brandon looks good.
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Old 06-08-2011, 10:18 PM
 
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We've been looking just north and south of Rutland. Rutland itself doesn't look bad, but I want a little land (5-10 acres) around us. So far Chittenden, Wallingford, Shrewsbury, Mt Holly and Pittsford keep popping up.

They all seem close enough for the commute (20+/- minutes), and close enough to use what we need in town easily.

I'm heading up in July to have a look around.... wish me luck!
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Old 06-09-2011, 04:52 AM
 
Location: Rutland, VT
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We've been looking just north and south of Rutland. Rutland itself doesn't look bad, but I want a little land (5-10 acres) around us. So far Chittenden, Wallingford, Shrewsbury, Mt Holly and Pittsford keep popping up.

They all seem close enough for the commute (20+/- minutes), and close enough to use what we need in town easily.

Those are all lovely towns, and lots of folks there commute to Rutland. Luck to you!
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