The Best Neighborhoods in America: The Five Sisters in Burlington VT
Men‘s Journal magazine in their June 2009 issue listed the thirty best neighborhoods to live in in America. They noted that “a neighborhood with real soul can make a vibrant city even better. And enclaves of unique vitality can breathe life into unsung workaday towns. No matter where you live, finding just the right ‘hood is what really makes a place home.”
With names like Catherine, Charlotte, Caroline, Margaret and Marion you’d think I’d be giving you the list of dates my rambunctious neighbor had last week alone. But in all seriousness, this is the neighborhood known in Burlington Vermont as the “Five Sisters.” Located about a mile’s walk south of the Church Street Marketplace, Burlington’s hub, and about a three quarter mile walk to Lake Champlain, this neighborhood has a lot to offer.
Sleepy, quiet and close to it all including the University of Vermont, the Five Sisters neighborhood is highly sought after. Homes, when they come on the market, last for a very short time. If you are lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, you just may wind up being counted as one of her fortunate residents.
All within walking distance, one can easily find yoga studios, coffee shops, bakeries, gourmet food markets, breakfast, lunch and dinner places and lots more. On Saturday’s, there’s the Farmer’s Market in downtown Burlington’s City Hall Park.
Typical homes are kinda bungalowy with friendly front porches and many have been renovated. It is not at all uncommon to buy in this area and see intrepid renovations quickly underway. The scale in this established neighborhood seems to feel familiar in that special way. You know what I mean. It just feels right. Small, tree lined streets, kids headed to the nearby park, people on bicycles… It feels real, not contrived.
If you are interested in purchasing a home in the Five Sisters neighborhood of Burlington Vermont, please call me at 802.238.5256 or email me at [email protected]