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Old 07-03-2014, 05:40 AM
 
Location: Western views of Mansfield/Camels Hump!
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Is high speed internet a requirement? If so that will really dictate where you narrow your search to. Some towns have great service, others don't, and even in the ones that do, location within the town can be a big variable in the service you get.

We had to bypass several homes when we were looking because of lack of internet service.

Asides from that...I was going to suggest Middlebury, Montpelier, Waterbury and the Waitsfield/Warren area.
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Old 07-04-2014, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Check out Newport on Lake Memphremagog.
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Old 07-07-2014, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Burlington burbs
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Montpelier is just...not my style. Hate the roads there(you would think they would try and fix the roads of the capital a little better), can't stand the traffic or the drivers(better even in Burlington)...many reasons really.
I agree. The driving is hideous. Snow removal/plowing is hideous, too.
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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Waterbury! Beer Mecca of Vermont.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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Waterbury! Beer Mecca of Vermont.
Only if you're a member in good standing of the cult of excessive hoppiness.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Vermont
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I agree. The driving is hideous. Snow removal/plowing is hideous, too.
It's true that for about fifteen minutes twice a day driving through downtown Montpelier is pretty bad. That's not good enough to qualify for "hideous" in my book.

As for snow removal, in my 30 + years here I've generally been very impressed with how well Montpelier clears the roads.
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Old 07-08-2014, 03:07 PM
 
Location: Burlington burbs
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It's true that for about fifteen minutes twice a day driving through downtown Montpelier is pretty bad. That's not good enough to qualify for "hideous" in my book.

As for snow removal, in my 30 + years here I've generally been very impressed with how well Montpelier clears the roads.
I do find the long term residents defend Montpelier to the core, and I understand that. I managed a six year sentence. The main roads are kept clear, I agree. Sidewalks in town and other roads are very bad compared to where I live now (out of town). The snowbanks make it hard to virtually impossible to climb out of a car (if you parked properly in the first place), or even cross the road easily. Walking in Montpelier in the winter is not fun, especially if you're not fully able-bodied. I dread to think how people with wheelchairs deal with it. Well, I know how they deal with it. They're stuck inside for months on end like my neighbor was. It was an amazing revelation to move to a town that fixes and plows their residential sidewalks on a regular basis. The bubble had popped for me. Truly.

For me, driving is hideous during those rush hours twice a day and it really doesn't need to be as it's no real volume of traffic. It's just plain bad drivers. Most other times (like at lunch) it's very annoying/bordering hideous depending who's on the road.

I thought I was the only person living in Montpelier that hated the driving so it was quite a relief to see others thought the same. And it was an even bigger relief to move away.

Montpelier is like Marmite. Love or hate.
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Old 07-08-2014, 05:53 PM
 
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While I don't live in Montpelier, I drive there quite often, in different times of day. There was not a single time I was there that it was not bad. Also, people talk about Burlington drivers but those are very courteous drivers if you compare them to Montpelier drivers. Sorry, just an observation. We don't all have to agree...
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Old 07-09-2014, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I am in Montpelier like once a week. I find it pretty easy going and I am pretty picky.
I like montpelier and go there to get stuff done but would rather live in a more rural area and closer to outdoor activities so we live in the waitsfield warren area. My biggest complaint here is the cost and availability of quality food when we are not able to get Locally grown stuff. The co-op in Montpelier has a pretty good selection but is not cheap.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads,Va
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Newport was a nice town.
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