Starting a family and want to make sure you put down roots in the right place?
We may be biased, but Vermont is one of the top states for families to live. However, narrowing down your options to the best towns and cities will require you to do a bit more digging. Fortunately, Chase Moving and Storage has been operating in Vermont—Essex Junction, to be exact—for an entire century, which means we’re pretty familiar with the lay of the land. That’s why we decided to put together this list of the five best places in Vermont to raise a family.
Ready to find your new hometown? Keep reading!
In close proximity to Burlington’s bustle while maintaining a rural feel with amazing natural landscapes, including a stunning view of Mount Mansfield, Jericho is a wonderful place for children to grow up. The public schools are top notch, there’s plenty of open space for kids to roam free, you get the small-town feel, and you still enjoy the amenities of nearby Burlington.
2. South Burlington
Similar to Jericho, South Burlington is located in close proximity to Burlington. However, with a population close to 20,000, it’s much bigger than Jericho. It’s also more densely populated with a suburban feel, offering lots of dining and nightlife options to young parents who can get a babysitter on the weekends.
It’s no surprise that the state capital is one of the best places for families in Vermont. With top-rated public schools, low crime rates, and plenty of history and culture to discover, it’s a welcome place for families and young professionals alike.
4. Essex Junction
Residents of Essex Junction adore its close-knit sense of community and small-town charms. Its highly rated schools and fun community events—like the annual Champlain Valley Fair—are big attractions for families of all ages. (And did we mention it’s where the Chase Moving and Storage headquarters are located?)
Home of Middlebury College, this town is the perfect place for families focused on academics. Middlebury’s high school students’ SAT scores regularly beat the national average, while the town boasts several museums, art centers, and other options for cultural learning.
No matter where you decide to raise your family in Vermont, Chase Moving and Storage will help you get there. For more info on our local and long-distance moving services, fill out the contact form on our site!