Why Vermont

Photo by Allison Volz

Considering a Move to the Lake Champlain Region?

The Lake Champlain region enables newcomers to Vermont to pursue the scenic location, type of neighborhood and home style of their exact desires: You can choose a downtown condo, a suburban ranch, a renovated farmhouse, a mountain cabin or a lakeside retreat. The people are friendly, the local food is a revered institution, the cultural scene is abundant, and the landscape is awe-inspiring. The schools are well-respected and the metro area's five colleges offer the convenience of earning advanced degrees locally as well as the cultural resources often seen in larger cities. 

The region's business community is thriving thanks to a supportive team of Chamber professionals, mentoring members, and the many entrepreneurs who settle here and become part of our business community. The Chamber works to help newcomers connect with venture capital or other financing, workforce training, benefits, and local real estate agents that can match your needs with available locations.

As the largest city, Burlington is known as Vermont's Queen City, and is a vibrant "college town" that tech and creative businesses naturally migrate toward. Burlington has the dual pleasures of having the sophistication of world-class dining, shopping, and entertainment while also being nestled between an outdoors enthusiast's haven, Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains.

The Lake Champlain Islands
Jewels within the nation's sixth largest lake, the Lake Champlain Islands are popular with oenophiles, cyclists and those seeking a charmingly slower pace. The Islands beckon with gorgeous views, cultural heritage and natural history as well as small villages home to thriving arts and agricultural communities.

The Mountains
Whether exploring the peaks or admiring views from the verdant valley below, you'll soon understand why Vermont is called the Green Mountain State. Mountain-life enthusiasts appreciate that it is possible to live where endless recreational opportunities abound and every season is stunning!