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Old 08-27-2006, 10:54 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Hi everyone!

My mother and I will be moving either the end of this year or early in '07. We've narrowed it down to a few states, and Vermont is one of them. I was wondering if you could tell me a little about living there or recommend an area for us to look at.

We are looking to spend at the most $250K for a house. I would also like to live reasonably near a college or tech school (I'm not currently enrolled, I've been waiting until the move). So maybe somewhere in or close enough to a larger town.

We don't mind snow at all (or we wouldn't be looking to go farther up North!), but I would appreciate a little info on the winters there, just so I can have a little bit better of an understanding.

Hopefully we'll be able to visit in a few months and take a look for ourselves.

TIA!
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Old 08-28-2006, 04:41 AM
 
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Vermont is a beautiful state. The towns that might suit your need would include;
Burlington (metro pop) about 100,000 located on on Lake Champlain. The Burlington area is a very nice place to live. The University of Vermont is located in town. Winters here can be long and cold with ample amounts of snow- but the progress of winter is sometimes modified by Lake Champlain.

The town of Middlebury (home of Middlebury College) pop 7300 is a very -pleasant town. Brattleboro in southern VT, on the Connecticut river (Pop 12,000) has a bohemian atmosphere, and charming downtown.

Bennington in south western Vermont (pop 17,000) is another great town and home of Bennington College.

Winter in Vermont is mildest in the south (Brattleboro, Bennington) but even here expect more then 70" of snow in the winters which last from mid November to Early April- last year was very mild however.
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Old 08-28-2006, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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You can get a smaller home for $250K in the Burlington area. Many colleges around - UVM, Champlain, St. Mikes, CCV. Vermont Techical College is in Randolph and they have a campus in Williston (a suburb of Burlington).
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:09 AM
 
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How far is Williston from Burlington?
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Old 08-28-2006, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Sevdie - 10 to 15 minutes, depending on traffic.
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Old 08-28-2006, 12:06 PM
 
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Sevdie- anytime you need to see how far away from Burlington a town is, you can google it and it will give you a rough idea. That's what I do.
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Old 08-28-2006, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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acinnj -

The Burlington area has 5 colleges / universities and might be interesting to you. I'd describe Burlington here, but I dn't want to be a bore and repeat myself - you'll find quite a lot of information here in these threads. Enjoy.
I'm happy to help with any specific questions you have as well.

I can also send you comprehensive information about Burlington area housing for under $250,000. But I can't post it. Please feel free to PM me.

Chaz
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Old 09-03-2006, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Burlington VT
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acinnj -

The Burlington area has 5 colleges / universities and might be interesting to you. I'd describe Burlington here, but I dn't want to be a bore and repeat myself - you'll find quite a lot of information here in these threads. Enjoy.
I'm happy to help with any specific questions you have as well.

I can also send you comprehensive information about Burlington area housing for under $250,000. But I can't post it. Please feel free to PM me.

Chaz
acinnj -

Thanks for the PM.

I replied, with the info you requested which I can't post here at the board, but I think perhaps your email might have a typo in it in your PM.

Please let me know you got my reply to your PM?

Thanks!
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Old 09-03-2006, 08:52 PM
 
Location: NJ
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acinnj -

Thanks for the PM.

I replied, with the info you requested which I can't post here at the board, but I think perhaps your email might have a typo in it in your PM.

Please let me know you got my reply to your PM?

Thanks!
Yes, I got your reply and thank you. I showed my mother as well. And yes, it was a typo on my part. I'll PM you if we need any more info. Thanks for the help!
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Old 09-06-2006, 01:26 AM
 
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I would recommend Burlington, I live in Bennington and don't really care for it. If yuou are looking for beauty by all means come here, but if you are looking for good schools, and things to do I would choose Burlington. Try and stay away from Rutland if you can.

Also I go to www.maps.yahoo.com/dd for distance from any points

I use it all the time
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