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Old 07-11-2013, 05:58 PM
 
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After a year of research, in which my wife and I decided to move to vermont, and after reading some "horror stories" on this forum that made me doubt the completely different results of my research, I can tell you this after our first 48 hours in burlington:

Everyone is EXTREMELY nice, and it seems genuine and not pretentious at all. We have already made some friends - and we normally don't even like people. So far so good. Sure, it's only two days and we might change our minds, and we haven't been here long enough yet to figure out how the economy is going to treat us, but the weather is wonderful, everything is beautiful and the people friendly. So far so good.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Az.
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Winter is coming...along with months of poor sledding! sorry!, we lived in Vt. many years and do love much of it but it's cold, dark and unpleasant much of the year. My wife discovered mud season and that's what finally did the trick in moving. happy in Arizona now.
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Welcome! Hope you were able to get out and enjoy this beautiful evening at the free concert in Battery Park!
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Old 07-11-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Winter is coming...along with months of poor sledding! sorry!, we lived in Vt. many years and do love much of it but it's cold, dark and unpleasant much of the year. My wife discovered mud season and that's what finally did the trick in moving. happy in Arizona now.
Why don't you shoot the Easter Bunny too! Just because you didn't like it doesn't me they won't. Jeez....

Welcome to Vt! Burlingtons a great town. Winter can be long but you need snow to ski, snowshoe, or go sledding. Enjoy the summer!
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Vermont / NEK
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Welcome aboard, Oriz! Congrats on making the move to where you want to be. It takes some gumption to do that. My wife and I moved here in 1987. We've lived in the same house all these years and have never looked back. It hasn't always been easy, but overall it's been a helluva great ride. Good luck to ya!
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Az.
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Why don't you shoot the Easter Bunny too! Just because you didn't like it doesn't me they won't. Jeez....

Welcome to Vt! Burlingtons a great town. Winter can be long but you need snow to ski, snowshoe, or go sledding. Enjoy the summer!
true enough but it is a hard place to live in on many levels but to each his own!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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It's always nice to hear back from someone who'd considered moving here, esp. if they seem satisfied about the move.

I moved to VT from Albany NY in 1995, and while I sometimes miss the amenities
of urban environs, I'm nonetheless quite satisfied with where I've landed.
The climate suits me, I'm used to long winters because I was born & raised in Maine.
I like the compromise between rural & small town living here in SE VT, it suits me fine.
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Old 07-13-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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Atlaw...we know winter...I've lived in boston almost 4 years, my wife has lived in milwaukee most of her life...doesn't scare us but so far weather has been great!

vter, didn't manage...but thanks!

harpoonalt thanks! at the moment we are staying at motel 6 till we find an apartment in the area(I'll go even as far as Jericho or saint albans if need be)...but everyone has treated us kindly, and we don't even feel like we got ripped off at freedom nissan buying a car lol

square and cloven thanks very much
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:21 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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true enough but it is a hard place to live in on many levels but to each his own!
It's all relative. Every place has its challenges....
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Old 07-17-2013, 10:36 AM
 
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After a year of research, in which my wife and I decided to move to vermont, and after reading some "horror stories" on this forum that made me doubt the completely different results of my research, I can tell you this after our first 48 hours in burlington:

Everyone is EXTREMELY nice, and it seems genuine and not pretentious at all. We have already made some friends - and we normally don't even like people. So far so good. Sure, it's only two days and we might change our minds, and we haven't been here long enough yet to figure out how the economy is going to treat us, but the weather is wonderful, everything is beautiful and the people friendly. So far so good.
Congrats to you for not letting some negativity deter you from being where you want to be. Naysayers are more common than positive people anywhere. What most people who are ALREADY in/from VT don't realize that the Mojave dessert is an improvement from a lot of places we come from. (or else they want to keep it all for themselves) Keep it in perspective "for you" and embrace a beautiful place and good luck with a new life. I can't think of anywhere better.
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