Published: January 2002
Everything you need to know about Burlington, Vermont.
Elevation 100 feet
Median Price Of A Single-Family Home $226,000 (four bedrooms, two bathrooms)
Property Tax On Above Home $5,440 ($2.4073 per assessed $100).
Main Businesses Tourism, IBM, IDX Corp. (medical systems), General Dynamics (armaments), Fletcher Allen Health Care.
Public School Population 3,600
Annual Snowfall 76 inches.
Local Ski Areas Cochran's (15 minutes from Burlington): 300 vertical feet; 125 annual inches. Bolton Valley: 1,635 vertical feet; 250 annual inches. Mad River Glen: 2,037 vertical feet; 115 skiable acres; 250 annual inches. Sugarbush Resort: 2,650 vertical feet; 468 skiable acres; 260 annual inches. Stowe Resort: 2,360 vertical feet; 480 skiable acres; 262 annual inches.
Best Events First Night Burlington (one of the original city-wide New Year's Eve celebrations); Magic Hat Brewery Mardi Gras Parade (February); Discover Jazz Festival (early June).
Locals' Favorite Restaurants Leunig's (bistro fare, Euro ambience; 802-863-3759), NECI Commons (proving grounds for New England Culinary Institute students; 802-862-6324), Smokejacks (bold American cuisine, extraordinary cheese and wine lists; 802-658-1119); The Daily Planet (inventive and inexpensive; 802-862-9647); Mirabelles (for lunch; 802-658-3074).
Locals' Favorite Hangouts Red Square or Higher Ground for music; Ri-Raa's Irish Pub; 3 Needs or Vermont Brew Pub; Nectar's (for late-night gravy-fries). oBest Places to Stay Willard Street Inn or Lang House (gracious in-town inns); Radisson Hotel (modern amenities, extraordinary downtown/waterfront setting; moderate) Shelburne House (former Webb/Vanderbilt mansion on spectacular lakeside estate; expensive).
Don't Miss A show at the Flynn Theatre; a UVM hockey game; the Architectural Salvage Warehouse.
Information www.ci.burlington.vt.us or www.vermont.org; 802-863-3489.