7 Reasons Why Vermont is the Best Place to Raise Your Family
When it comes to deciding where to settle down and raise a family, it can be a tedious process of weighing out seemingly never-ending pros and cons. That’s why we wrote this blog - to make your decision easy. Vermont is the best place to start a family. Allow us to elaborate.
The reality is, there is no one 'perfect' place to raise a family - but when you factor in things like safety, education options, environment, and community engagement opportunities - Vermont may very well be the closest to ‘perfect’ you can get. The Green Mountain State is a naturally beautiful place that offers excellent opportunities for new families looking to give their children the best of the best for a childhood.
In this blog, we'll highlight 7 reasons why you should consider building your family's dream home in beautiful Vermont.
1. Excellent Education
The education system is one of the best in the country, and there are many options available for kids ranging from preK through 12th grade curriculums. Once they’re out of grade school, Vermont is home to prestigious colleges - the University of Vermont, Middlebury College, St. Michael’s and Champlain College to name a notable few.
2. Quality Healthcare
Vermont has some of the best healthcare professionals in the world, and there are many options to choose from when it comes to choosing a quality healthcare provider for all of your family’s needs. The state is also home to excellent hospitals such as the UVM Medical Center and others that offer a wide range of care for all medical needs.
3. Low Crime Rates
Vermont has one of the lowest crime rates in America, which makes it an easy decision when it comes to choosing a safe place to raise kids. Raising a family in central Vermont is ideal for small, safe neighborhoods with a balance of community and plenty of outdoor space for the kids to play during all seasons.
4. Outdoor Activities
Vermont is the ideal place to enjoy all outdoor activities. Teach your children to ski or snowboard in the winter at the best ski resorts in New England. Take your family for a hike on one of over 300 trails on mountains like Mount Mansfield and Camel’s Hump. Come summer, your kids will be learning to swim in Lake Champlain or a nearby swimming hole in no time. These are just a few of many activities that will bring your family together and keep you active all year round.
5. Prime Location
If your family is one for taking trips, the location of beautiful Vermont could not be more ideal. Conveniently located in the Northeast, Vermont is just a few hours drive or a quick flight from major cities including Boston, New York, and Montreal. This makes it easy for vacationing, visiting family, or taking weekend road trips all together. Knapp Airport in Berlin, VT and Morrisville-Stowe also serve light aircraft and private jets. And if you’re looking to go further, the Burlington International Airport has flights to take you to wherever you want to explore.
6. Lots of Land
When you make the move to central Vermont, you’ll be greeted by fresh clean air, open land, and breathtaking scenic mountainscape views. You'll quite literally feel your quality of life increase as you get settled. Smaller towns in central Vermont are ideal for making a piece of the state’s stunning land your own. When you decide to build your family’s home in a place like this, you will be absolutely amazed at the amount of natural, lush land that comes with it. Plus, you can’t beat the price. Where $1M might get you an updated suburban home on a quarter acre lot outside of a major city, that same money spent in central Vermont can give you 25 acres of land and a brand new custom home. Pretty incredible if you ask us!
7. Seasonal Perks
Vermont has something for everyone during all seasons of the year. Skiing in the winter, apple picking in the fall, hiking in the spring and swimming in the summer. Of course, you can't forget Vermont's honorable 5th season known as "mud season" - where you and your family can visit real maple sugar farms and get the freshest maple syrup in the nation. Pretty sweet, huh?
Well, have we done it? Have we convinced you yet? If your mind’s made up on Vermont now - then you’re in the right place. Allied Building Contractors is a custom design and build general contractor located in central Vermont, available to build your family’s dream home. We’re a team of experienced professionals who focus strongly on education and quality craftsmanship, ensuring our clients’ full understanding and satisfaction throughout the entirety of our design and building process. If you’re ready to take the leap to the heart of the Green Mountain State with a newly built custom home, or are local and looking to renovate your existing home, we’ve got you covered.
Get in touch with us today, we can’t wait to get started on your project!