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The city was vibrant and bustling, teeming with activity and life supported by the waterfront and the lumber industry.

South Burlington

A vibrant and historic community with laid-back and relaxing vibes

Welcome to South Burlington

Long before the area became South Burlington, it was a lively lumber port. Ideally located near the banks of Lake Champlain, the area quickly became the third-largest lumber port in the country. Even back in the 1800s, the city was vibrant and bustling, teeming with activity and life supported by the waterfront and the lumber industry. When Lake Champlain was no longer used primarily for transport, the area calmed down and took on the serenity it is known for today. Still a vibrant city center, South Burlington remains home to just over 20,000 residents. 
South Burlington is smaller than Burlington but still offers an extensive range of amenities. The community has its own charming downtown filled with historic brick buildings hosting an array of local shopping boutiques and restaurants. South Burlington also features quaint suburban streets. Many homes are equipped with large yards, giving the area a spacious feel. Pristine natural parks and preserves allow residents to enjoy Vermont’s astounding natural beauty.

What to Love

  • Charming downtown offers local shops and restaurants
  • Sparse, suburban feel coupled with access to the city
  • Plentiful opportunities for outdoor recreation

Local Lifestyle

Residents of South Burlington enjoy the ideal blend of suburban living with big-city access. Much of South Burlington consists of quaint suburbs with peaceful streets and sprawling green spaces. With a historic downtown area, residents can enjoy various local shopping and dining spots. South Burlington seamlessly blends the bustle of the city with the peace of rural living.
The larger city of Burlington is located next door, with its vibrant downtown just 10 minutes away. Residents can easily head over to Burlington on a whim to enjoy the city's abundant offerings. For those looking to take life slower and enjoy Vermont’s exquisite natural beauty, South Burlington is the place to be. With a border on Lake Champlain, residents can enjoy the beautiful lake for a day of swimming or boating. An abundance of hiking trails and natural spaces can be found in South Burlington.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

South Burlington is a quiet suburb home to an extensive list of local shops and restaurants. The Windjammer is a quaint pub serving classic lunches and dinners. It’s the go-to place to stop for authentic American favorites. Locals often frequent The Pour House to watch their favorite sports teams and pick from a menu of pub classics.
Upscale dining can be enjoyed at Guild Tavern. This high-end steakhouse serves a range of tavern fare and handcrafted cocktails. All their meats are locally sourced and wood-fired, giving them a quality taste like nowhere else.
For a day of retail therapy, head over to the University Mall. With over 60 retail stores and restaurants to explore, it's a great place to spend the day.

Things to Do

South Burlington offers an array of natural spaces and local venues to get residents out in the community. Veterans Memorial Park offers sprawling green spaces, sports fields, and a playground perfect for the kids. Over the summer, they host a summer concert series called SoBu Nite Out. On select nights, food trucks and artists gather, creating a wonderful, family-friendly event. The C. Douglas Cairns Arena is the place to go for year-round ice skating. This arena offers hockey camps and public skating hours.
For golfers, the Burlington Country Club is just a few minutes away. This historic golf course opened in 1924 with a course designed by the master Donald J. Ross. For those looking to get outside and experience Vermont’s natural beauty, don’t miss Wheeler Nature Park. This 140-acre park offers hiking in the summer and cross-country skiing in the winter.


South Burlington is served by the South Burlington School District.

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