Vermont Business Magazine Burlington has been named one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live 2018 by Livability.com, outpacing more than 2,100 cities (with populations between 20,000 and 350,000) in this data-driven ranking.
“The 2018 Best Place to Live list includes a fascinating mix of familiar cities and first-timers that are starting to carve out a reputation as wonderful places to live,” says Winona Dimeo-Ediger, Livability.com’s managing editor. “It’s great to see these under-the-radar cities getting more attention on a national scale — and the accolades are certainly well-deserved.”
The list is an exclusive, independent, editorial ranking by Livability.com. The 2018 ranking builds on a process initially developed with one of the world’s leading urban theorists, Richard Florida. Livability.com’s research team worked with the University of Toronto’s Martin Prosperity Institute and later with The Initiative for Creativity and Innovation in Cities at New York University’s Schools of Professional Studies a program he directed along with Steven Pedigo.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Champlain lies Burlington, a pretty city where residents have convenient transportation access to two major interstates and Burlington International Airport. The community ranks high in education largely due to the 12,000-student University of Vermont, often called UVM or Universitas Viridis Montis, which means “University of the Green Mountains.” On campus is a highly regarded University of Vermont Medical Center that gives residents top-flight healthcare access. Livability.com has twice ranked Burlington among the Top 10 Foodie Cities in America, and during the summer months, baseball fans can enjoy home games of the Vermont Lake Monsters, a minor league affiliate of the Oakland A’s.
Livability.com explores what makes small to mid-sized cities great places to live, work and visit. We examine issues related to livability such as walkability, cultural amenities, transportation, urban planning, and sustainability through exclusive research and discussions on our blog. We celebrate the accomplishments of these cities through our monthly top 10 lists, our annual ranking of livable cities, our rich photography and conversations with readers in social media. Livability.com is a division of Journal Communications, Inc.
Source: Livability.com 1.16.2018 Top 100 Best Places to Live.