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Old 04-13-2011, 08:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since this forum is like half UVM, thought I'd ask for some advice - I'll be moving to Burlington for a new job next month. Any recommended places to live, places to go and things to do, etc? I've only been there once in my life a couple weeks ago, was thinking of finding something in Winooski...the places are just as expensive as the NYC suburbs!

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Congratulations on the new job! Let me be the first to welcome you to the area. I agree that the Burlington area can be a pretty expensive to live, but I think you can find some decent situations if you look. I'd happily offer you whatever advice you're looking for - feel free to PM me if you'd like. I don't know where you're going to be working, but outside of a couple of very limited areas in Winooski, I wouldn't list Winooski as a top 10 place to be, in the Burlington area.
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In terms of convenience I'd think you'd want to live in a place that's an easy walk to downtown/Church St. While places where the students live and the hill section area may be a little more expensive, it will be well worth it to be centralized and be able to walk everywhere.

When I lived in Burlington I lived on Buell St, Loomis St (lower Loomis), Henry St, North Willard St, and Colchester Ave.

I'd look for places on North Willard/South Willard, Loomis Street, Buell St, Brookes Ave. Good places to be if you want easy access to everything in Burlington and if you're 23. Those places have more stundets/young people and a decent mix of locals and retirees. I can't remember some names of streets in the Hill Section but that's a very nice area and probably quieter. I'd stay away from the Old North End- the farther you go that direction the more it gets a little weird over in that section of town.

There's nothing wrong with Winooski, but like VT Cats Fan said it wouldn't be at the top of my list. You will find yourself driving into Burlington a lot and there's not a ton of people around over there. That being said, I think there's a great deli called Waf's that's under the radar over there and Sneakers is a great breakfast joint if you do choose Winooski.
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Haha that is not the first time I have heard the same description about North End....agreed I want easy access to everything downtown...thank you!
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I own a rental property in the Old North End and use to live there. It's not that bad, it really does depend on the street. One big benefit of the Old North End is that in most places you are still a short walk to the top of Church Street and the lake. In addition, the prices for apartments are more affordable. Something to consider.
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I own a rental property in the Old North End and use to live there. It's not that bad, it really does depend on the street. One big benefit of the Old North End is that in most places you are still a short walk to the top of Church Street and the lake. In addition, the prices for apartments are more affordable. Something to consider.
Yeah, I'll stick up for the O.N.E. I live there (and I'm in my late 20s)...no, it's not always the prettiest looking bunch. Stay off of North Street, but the side streets are in pretty good shape. Church Street and the lake are both about a 15-minute walk away, or less. I have roommates, but our place is very affordable. The neighborhood gets kind of a bad rap, and some of it is deserved, but I a) walk and run frequently at night, and b) park my car on the street all the time, and have never had any issues.
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If you want to make use of public transport, this might be useful.
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Yeah, I'll stick up for the O.N.E. I live there (and I'm in my late 20s)...no, it's not always the prettiest looking bunch. Stay off of North Street, but the side streets are in pretty good shape. Church Street and the lake are both about a 15-minute walk away, or less. I have roommates, but our place is very affordable. The neighborhood gets kind of a bad rap, and some of it is deserved, but I a) walk and run frequently at night, and b) park my car on the street all the time, and have never had any issues.
Yeah I agree there are definitely some totally fine areas and parts in the Old North End and I don't mean to bag on it- but I'm assuming you and dnapolit have been in the Burlington area for some time and probably know the area pretty well. To someone that has only been to Burlington a couple times generally speaking I'd just recommend looking somewhere else as your first place to live- the Old North End would be a place to check into after you've lived in the area for a few years and gotten comfortable with the surroundings IMO.
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Certainly be certain to program 101.3 ESPN into your radio presets, and listen from 4 to 6.

And if you move to Winooski... howdy neighbor.
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Re: OT: Burlington

Bumping an old thread -

I eventually settled on Essex...been to a couple basketball/hockey games, maybe I'll see some of you at the Bing/UVM matchup in Jan.
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