Downtown Burlington, Burlington, VT
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Downtown Burlington Neighborhood Guide Burlington, VT

About

Downtown Burlington, Vermont, is a picturesque neighborhood with a vibrant charm. This bustling area is located between Lake Champlain and Main Street, making it a haven for those who enjoy the water views and the city's exciting atmosphere. This cultural hub is home to the popular Church Street Marketplace, filled with shops, restaurants, and nightlife, along with several community events lined up all year round. It's conveniently connected through major highways like U.S. Route 2 and Interstate 89.

What You Will Love About Downtown, Burlington, Vermont

  • The Church Street Marketplace, a pedestrian-only zone filled with boutique shops, local restaurants, and an array of street performers.
  • Its proximity to the waterfront, where you can enjoy a peaceful stroll along Lake Champlain.
  • The vibrant arts scene, with venues like Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, hosting concerts, ballet, and Broadway plays.
  • The year-round community events and festivals that celebrate local food, music, and crafts.

What’s Nearby

Just minutes away from Downtown Burlington, you'll find the ECHO Leahy Center, a science and nature museum at the waterfront. The University of Vermont and Champlain College are also within a short distance, contributing to a vibrant student life. The North Beach Park is not far away for those outdoor enthusiasts.

Lifestyle

Downtown Burlington is an eclectic mix of arts, culture, and outdoor activities. The lifestyle here is relaxed and community-focused, with a perennial buzz of energy from the universities and the marketplace. It caters to a wide array of interests, from art lovers to food enthusiasts, and from students to retirees, making it a uniquely diverse neighborhood.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 138 restaurants, 20 grocery stores, and 23 parks within a mile of the Downtown Burlington neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Saratoga Olive Oil Co-Burlington

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store, Herbs and Spices Store

    86 Church St

  • SHOPPING
    Burlington Town Center

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    0.1 miles

    49 Church St

  • GROCERY
    Pearl Street Beverage

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Beer Store, Grocery Store, Liquor Store

    0.3 miles

    240 Pearl St

  • SHOPPING
    Skida Headwear & Accessories

    Retail, Warehouse Or Wholesale Store

    0.4 miles

    16 Kilburn St

  • GROCERY
    Old North End Variety

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    142 N Winooski Ave

  • GROCERY
    Shopping Bag

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    166 North St

Downtown Burlington Apartments and Rentals

37 Rental properties in Downtown Burlington, Burlington, VT.

  • Handy Ct property

    $3,800+

    Handy Ct

    4 Beds • 1–2 Baths

  • 234 Pearl St property

    $1,400+

    234 Pearl St

    Studio • 1 Bath

  • 86-88 North Winooski Ave property

    $4,250

    86-88 North Winooski Ave

    4 Beds • 4 Baths

  • 122 North St property

    $2,500

    122 North St

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

  • 120 North St property

    $2,700

    120 North St

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

  • 383 College St property

    $1,725

    383 College St

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
0%
10.5%
utilities
0%
30.2%
food
0%
2%
transportation
0%
10.2%
healthcare
0%
13.2%

Downtown Burlington Demographics

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Downtown Burlington Reviews

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  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores

    Yes

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Nearby Parks

    Yes

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 4 of 4 renters

  • Well Lit

    Yes

    Say 4 of 4 renters

Downtown Burlington Transportation

walk bike and transit

Walker’s Paradise

95/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

87/100
Bike Score®

Greyhound Bus Lines

Other

45 Saint Paul St

Greyhound: Bus Stop - Downtown Transit Center

Bus Stop

45 Saint Paul St

Cherry St Station

Bus Stop

25 Cherry St

Source: foursquare.com

Downtown Burlington Schools

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