Burlington, Vt., is the ideal city to experience college. It is very accommodating to the students, offering shopping, restaurants, coffee shops, businesses that offer jobs after graduation, and an amazing view that will make you smile on even your worst day. The best thing about it is that it is all within walking distance from campus. Aside from Champlain College, Burlington is home to three other colleges (not including the nearby St. Michael's College) and one major university research hospital. It is a very smart city, dedicated to sustainability, and interested in fine art, music, and theater.
The city is committed to beautifying, constantly reviving old buildings and constructing new ones, plus getting involved with projects to improve Church Street's lighting, embellish Pearl Street, and expand the waterfront district. People in Burlington are also committed to living active lifestyles. They love to bike, blade, run, or just stroll down the Burlington Bike Path, or drive 30-plus minutes to the local mountain resorts to shred some snow.