Area Information

Augur Hill RdVermont is well-known for its year-round natural beauty. It’s a great place to live, work, and play.

Mixing old-fashioned New England tradition with modern living is easy in southern Vermont. You may drive over an old covered bridge on your way to a computer class, or discuss the state of the economy while strolling through the local farmers’ market. There are traditional parades, festivals, church suppers, town meetings, fairs and carnivals for every season.

If you are active, the diverse cultural resources of the region will keep you engaged and involved. Music and film festivals, outdoor recreation, museums, theaters, and other events await your participation.

If you crave seclusion, southern Vermont offers that as well. You can live away from the center of town and spend your free time exploring Vermont’s forests, streams and rivers in peaceful tranquility.

With great food, warm and friendly neighbors, clean air, and gorgeous views, it is no wonder that Vermont is a popular place to live.

For more information about the area, read on…

Attractions

Farmers MarketVermont offers traditional New England attractions, including our amazing display of foliage each fall, maple sugaring in the spring, covered bridges, local farms, recreation areas, and ski and golf resorts. When you visit, we call these tourist attractions, but when you live here, they’re all yours.

Museums

Arts and culture abound in southern Vermont. Brattleboro is home to the Brattleboro Museum and Arts Center which features new exhibits on a regular basis, as well as the Estey Organ Museum, a historical museum celebrating 100 years of organ manufacturing.  In addition, we have the Nature Museum at Grafton, Rudyard Kipling’s home “Naulakha,” the Southern Vermont Natural History Museum at Haystack Mountain, and more.

Theater and Music

There is more nightlife in the region than in many bigger cities. From the Vermont Jazz Center’s concert series and music instruction at the Brattleboro Music Center to the Yellow Barn and Marlboro Music Festival each summer, southern Vermont is filled with musical listening and performing opportunities.  If the stage is your passion, you’ll be happy to find the schedules for the New England Youth Theater, Sandglass Puppet TheaterNew England Circus Arts school, Hooker Dunham Theater, and Bellows Falls Opera House. The region is also proud of the historic art deco Latchis Theatre in Brattleboro which is active and being renovated.

Shopping

Why spend time in mall parking lots when Vermont offers everything you could need for shopping? You can find essentials, gifts, and antiques in almost every town –  Brattleboro, Wilmington, Bellows Falls, Putney, and Keene.  There are Farmers’ Markets and farm stands for fresh food throughout the season, and Brattleboro and Putney both have well-respected Food Coops as well.

Recreation

BaseballFishing, boating, biking, hiking, hunting, skiing, camping – Vermont will provide you with a lifetime of explorations and adventures. If you like golf,  numerous courses are a short drive away, including the Brattleboro Country Club, Haystack Golf Club in Wilmington, Mt. Snow Country Club, and Stratton Mountain Golf Course.

For tennis, canoeing or kayaking, or cross country skiing, consider the Brattleboro Outing Club with their paved tennis courts and racquet club, and the many trails and rivers all around.

Major recreation areas include Living Memorial Park in Brattleboro, Fort Dummer State Park, Jamaica State Park, the Molly Stark State Park, Pisgah State Park in Chesterfield, NH, and Townshend State Park. The Long Trail through the Green Mountains offers challenges for hikers at all skill levels.

Moving to the Area

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Schools

Southern Vermont has high-quality public and private schools. For more information, contact the town to which you plan to move.

Hospitals

The region is well served by Brattleboro Memorial Hospital as well as Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Hanover, NH. Independent Rescue, Inc. provides an affordable ambulance service. There are also private nursing associations, a local hospice, and many eldercare facilities.

Colleges

Marlboro College, Marlboro College Graduate Center, Landmark College, and the University of Vermont provide opportunities for advanced learning.  Adult education courses are also available through local arts and education organizations.

Business Organizations

Tranquil WatersSouthern Vermont business groups include the Chamber of Commerce in Brattleboro and Mount Snow Valley, Building a Better Brattleboro, Brattleboro Development Credit Corp.,  and others. Masons, Rotarians, Elks, Eagles and other service organizations are also active in most southern Vermont towns.

News and Information

Major newspapers include the Rutland Herald, Burlington Free Press, and Brattleboro Reformer. Brattleboro is also home to the citizen news site iBrattleboro.com.

Radio stations include Vermont Public Radio (NPR), WKVT 93.7 FM (rock), WVEW 107.7 FM (community), WRSY 101.5 FM (Progressive) and WTSA 96.7 FM (news and music).

TV stations include WCAX (Channel 3) from Burlington, and Brattleboro Community Television (BCTV) (Channels 8 & 10).

If you have any questions, please ask. We’ve lived here for decades and can help you find what you are looking for in southern Vermont.