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Downtown Burlington Neighborhood Guide Burlington, VT


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.


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.

    Saratoga Olive Oil Co-Burlington

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

    86 Church St

    Burlington Town Center

    Retail, Shopping Plaza

    0.1 miles

    49 Church St

    Pearl Street Beverage

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

    0.3 miles

    240 Pearl St

    Skida Headwear & Accessories

    Retail, Warehouse Or Wholesale Store

    0.4 miles

    16 Kilburn St

    Old North End Variety

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    142 N Winooski Ave

    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


    Handy Ct

    4 Beds • 1–2 Baths

  • 234 Pearl St property


    234 Pearl St

    Studio • 1 Bath

  • 86-88 North Winooski Ave property


    86-88 North Winooski Ave

    4 Beds • 4 Baths

  • 122 North St property


    122 North St

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

  • 120 North St property


    120 North St

    3 Beds • 1 Bath

  • 383 College St property


    383 College St

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

Cost of Living

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Downtown Burlington Demographics

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Downtown Burlington Reviews

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  • Near Grocery Stores


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  • Well Lit


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Downtown Burlington Transportation

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Walker’s Paradise

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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

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Greyhound Bus Lines


45 Saint Paul St

Greyhound: Bus Stop - Downtown Transit Center

Bus Stop

45 Saint Paul St

Cherry St Station

Bus Stop

25 Cherry St


Downtown Burlington Schools

Neighborhoods Around Downtown Burlington

NeighborhoodStudioAvg RentAnnual Change
Old North EndNeighborhood in Burlington, Vermont$1,500--
Hill SectionNeighborhood in Burlington, Vermont----
South Burlington SouthNeighborhood in South-burlington, Vermont----
WaterfrontNeighborhood in Burlington, Vermont----
South EndNeighborhood in Burlington, Vermont----
New North EndNeighborhood in Burlington, Vermont$1,675--
South Burlington NorthNeighborhood in South-burlington, Vermont----
RiversideNeighborhood in Burlington, Vermont----