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4 Reasons Vermont is the Ultimate Retirement Destination

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If you're looking to retire in a picturesque, low-key environment with plenty of natural beauty and breathtaking scenery, then it's time for you to explore the best place on earth: Vermont. From some of the most beautiful ski resorts in North America, to the home of Ben & Jerry's ice cream, to the nation’s most prolific maple syrup production - the Green Mountain State has exquisite opportunities for all things enjoyment during this next chapter of your life. 

The state is nestled in the Northeast, a prime location if your retirement goals include living with easy access to major cities like Boston, New York City and Montreal - without the hustle and bustle. The only catch is that when your loved ones come to visit - they may never want to leave. If you need more convincing, we've thrown together this list of just a few of the many benefits retiring in this serene state has to offer.  

Here are the top four reasons for why Vermont is the ultimate dream retirement destination.

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1. Quality of Life

Vermont is one of the best states when it comes to wellbeing and happiness. When you live in central Vermont, your quality of life increases simply by stepping outdoors and being greeted with fresh, clean air and breathtaking views. There’s no smog, noise pollution or heavy traffic. You can simply just breathe and enjoy the calm present moment where you are.

You also don't need to venture far from your own home to feel the benefits of the natural beauty the state offers.The many quaint small towns of this state provide a sense of community without the hectic crowds city life holds. Even just a 10 minute walk along your property or a nearby trail - snow or shine - can make your day special.

beautiful vermont scenery representing safety and serenity

2. Safety & Good Health

Vermonters take safety seriously. In fact, the state has one of the lowest crime rates in the country - which means living here during this phase of your life is sure to be a safe and pleasant experience. Safety when it comes to a low-crime risk is surely something to be proud of, but it is also an incredibly healthy state with access to top-notch healthcare. Vermont recently made national news as it became the first state to reach an overall 80% COVID-19 vaccination goal, allowing them to reopen fully and lift all pandemic restrictions. While this is certainly a milestone to be celebrated, it is not surprising given Vermont’s prestigious healthcare and leadership.

The UVM Medical Center is an excellent hospital affiliated with the University of Vermont College of Medicine and is one of the top tier hospitals in the Northeast. With a Level 1 trauma center,  the hospital offers advanced care serving as a regional referral center to Vermont and Northern-New York patients. When you get settled into your new Vermont home, you can rest assured that there is quality healthcare available should you need it. vermont skiing as a retirement destination perk


3. Seasonal Activities

The four seasons in Vermont are varied and distinct, meaning there's always something to do. You can enjoy the summer sun along the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain, or one of the state’s many rivers for fishing and swimming. Come fall, taking a scenic nature walk or hike on one of the state’s 327 hiking trails to observe the brilliant foliage is sure to keep you busy all season long. 

In the winters, you’ll have access to the best skiing in the Northeast. With nearby ski resorts like Stowe, Sugarbush, Jay Peak, Smuggler’s Notch and the iconic Mad River Glen, as well as plenty more - there’s endless opportunities  when it comes to hitting the slopes. In addition to skiing, many resorts offer spa services, ice skating, fine dining, bars, and shopping. You’ll never want to leave - and when you decide to retire in Vermont, the good news is - you won’t have to. 

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4. Customize Your Dream Home

Perhaps the best part about deciding to move to Vermont for retirement is the ability and opportunity to finally create your dream home. The state is truly your oyster when it comes to the endless possibilities to buy land and build. When you work with a local professional building company that knows the state well, you’ll be able to take all of your wants and needs into consideration to bring your ideal retirement home visions to life. 

Allied Building Contractors is a unique design and build general contractor located conveniently in central Vermont, available to build your dream home. The team at Allied provides expert guidance and positive customer experience for new home design, build and construction. Focusing especially on relationships and education throughout their process, Allied works to ensure their clients are well informed on every aspect of the design and build process to guarantee satisfaction. 

If you’re ready to take the leap to the Green Mountain State, or are simply interested in learning more about what Allied has to offer, get in touch today. We are here to help you, and cannot wait to work together to bring your dream home to reality. 

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