South Burlington is a small city in Vermont. Despite its fairly modest population of around 19,000, it’s an important part of the Burlington Metropolitan Area. It’s home to several significant companies and is an attractive place to live for many people in northwestern Vermont.
Houses in South Burlington have a median value of around $305,000. The price per square foot is around $208, comparable to neighboring Burlington. These values have been steadily climbing over the past decade and are forecasted to keep increasing. This is reflective of the desirability of South Burlington and the metropolitan area in general.
South Burlington is primarily a service-based economy. The relatively size of the metropolitan area helps make South Burlington an important city for the local economy. Ben and Jerry’s, CommutAir and Magic Hat Brewing Company are all headquartered in South Burlington. These are some of the largest employers in the city:
- Vermont National Guard
- GE Healthcare
- Ben and Jerry’s
- FairPoint Communications
- Lane Press
- Halyard Brewing Co.
The city also houses the Burlington International Airport. In 2016, 588,504 passengers boarded flights at this airport. It’s the largest in Vermont.
Culture and Lifestyle
The city is primarily a residential and commercial municipality with only a small number of attractions. However, nearby Burlington has a thriving nightlife and culture scene that residents of South Burlington can easily take advantage of.
Additionally, the City Center Initiative is a current proposal that would develop a walkable downtown area in South Burlington. This would help to develop cultural and commercial activity in the city.
There are several parks in South Burlington including Red Rocks Park along the shores of Lake Champlain. Veterans Memorial Park is the city’s most well known with recreation areas and greenspace.
The city has four elementary schools, two middle schools, and three high schools. Although there is no higher education in South Burlington, both nearby Burlington and Colchester house universities.