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Old 01-23-2015, 06:36 PM
 
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Which ones are through Vermont and how far apart are they? How far do residents have to drive to get to the(a) store for bread ,milk , supply's ?
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Brandon VT
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Hannafords, Price Chopper, and Shaws are the most common big box stores throughout VT. A couple of the more affluent towns have a "healthy" grocery store, like an organic market or co-op. Most towns at least have a convenience or general store, with the general stores typically being locally owned.

The distance you must travel depends on where you live. If you lived right downtown in a town like Middlebury or Burlington you could walk to the store. Other towns, like Rutland, have more than one grocery store but are not walking-friendly, so a 5-10 minute drive from the center of town.
Most people have to make a special trip to the grocery store. This could be a 15 minute drive, or a 45 minute drive. It all depends on how rural you are. I grew up in Brandon and we had a Grand Union at the time, but it didn't have a great selection and I remember my parents driving 30 minutes to Rutland to go grocery shopping.
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Old 01-24-2015, 01:55 AM
 
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Thank you , I assume it's the same for gas stations ?
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:29 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Aldi is starting to make inroads in Vermont. They are in Rutland, Brattleboro and Bennington but are an eastern/Midwest chain. I sorely miss Aldi up here in Maine. In WV the Adis where we shopped were carrying more and more organic stock as well as name brands, besides their own brands. Personally I found Aldi brands average to good, good enough for us anyway. They're not for everyone, but I liked that they were small, you didn't have 10 brands of this and 15 brands of that, the prices were reasonable and there stock overall was good.
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Old 01-27-2015, 06:45 AM
 
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If you live in the greater Burlington area, you will be all set with grocery stores and gas stations. For example, there are about 7 grocery stores (Price Chopper, Shaws, Hannaford (2), Trader Joes, City Market, Healthy Living) within a 5 mile radius, and plenty of gas stations.

Other places like Grand Isle, the only grocery store that you'll find is the local gas station!

Where in VT are you referring to?
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Old 01-29-2015, 06:07 PM
 
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Aldi is starting to make inroads in Vermont. They are in Rutland, Brattleboro and Bennington but are an eastern/Midwest chain. I sorely miss Aldi up here in Maine. In WV the Adis where we shopped were carrying more and more organic stock as well as name brands, besides their own brands. Personally I found Aldi brands average to good, good enough for us anyway. They're not for everyone, but I liked that they were small, you didn't have 10 brands of this and 15 brands of that, the prices were reasonable and there stock overall was good.
We have Aldis here, and I love it, I don't buy everything there but a lot of canned goods, etc, sometimes you can get great deals on produce, like cherry tomatoes or the little sunburst yellow tomatoes (I use those for my homemade primavera sauce) and they're generally $3-4 a pint, I catch them at Aldis for .79-.99 and stock up!!
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Old 01-30-2015, 06:01 PM
 
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If you live in the greater Burlington area, you will be all set with grocery stores and gas stations. For example, there are about 7 grocery stores (Price Chopper, Shaws, Hannaford (2), Trader Joes, City Market, Healthy Living) within a 5 mile radius, and plenty of gas stations.

Other places like Grand Isle, the only grocery store that you'll find is the local gas station!

Where in VT are you referring to?
We visit every year around Manchester or Dorset but the question was in general .I would like to retire there but the Mrs wants to be near the kids in NC (ashville) .
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Old 02-04-2015, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Aiken, SC
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We visit every year around Manchester or Dorset but the question was in general .I would like to retire there but the Mrs wants to be near the kids in NC (ashville) .
Smart woman. You should pay heed to her. VT is no place to retire.
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