Welcome to Vermont

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Welcome to Vermont

Vermont, also known as The Green Mountain State is the 49th most populated state in the country, with just about 627,180 residents. The state is known for its maple syrup, covered bridges, forested landscape, and ski slopes.

Vermont's major industries include agriculture, manufacturing, technology, service industry, and energy. It's the largest producer of maple syrup in the country and produces over 500,000 gallons a year. Some of the top attractions in the state include Lake Champlain, Green Mountain National Forest, Shelburne Museum, Mount Mansfield, Killington Ski Resort, and more.

Vermont Self-Storage Facts

The Vermont self-storage industry might not be the biggest, but it is lucrative for those who own and operate self-storage facilities thanks to limited competition. Vermont has just 3.85 square feet of storage space per person, whereas the national average is 5.4 square feet per person. While Vermont is one of the least populated states in the country, tourism and seasonal workers help fuel demand for storage. A nationwide trend of increased storage development has taken place over the last half a decade, with Vermont getting its fair share of new self-storage development.

Below are some statistics that provide an overview of the self-storage industry in Vermont:

138

Vermont is home to more than 138 self-storage facilities

2,390,915

Vermont facilities offer more than 2,390,915 million square feet of storage space combined.

3.85

Vermont has 3.85 square feet of storage space for every man, woman, and child. That's less than the national average of 5.4 square feet per person.

Reasons to Move to Vermont

Been considering a move to Vermont, but haven't been fully convinced yet? Take a look at our top 10 reasons to move to the Green Mountain State.

1

Great of outdoor enthusiasts. Moving to Vermont means you'll have all kinds of places to be active in your leisure time, such as state and national forests, parks, and campgrounds.

2

Fall foliage. Vermont is famous for its amazing fall foliage so if you're planning a move there, you can enjoy the beautiful autumns that people travel to the state for.

3

Close to Canada. Vermont is partially bordered by Canada so if you ever want to make a quick trip to the Great White North, you'll be in the prime spot.

4

Lowest crime rate. Vermont has the lowest crime rate in America, so moving to the Green Mountain State means you won't have to worry much about safety.

5

It's good for you to live here. Vermont was rated the third-healthiest state in America by CBS News in 2017.

6

Maple syrup from the source. Ever heard that Vermonters are maple syrup snobs? Well, they are and for good reason - Vermont is famous for its delicious and authentic maple syrup, as well as sauces, cookies, and jellies made from it.

7

Beautiful scenery. Driving around Vermont means you'll catch glimpses of beautiful scenery like gorgeous pink-leafed trees and impressive, historic covered bridges.

8

Lake towns. If you've ever wanted to live in a place with a seaside feel, Burlington, Vermont might just surprise you.

9

Lots of beer. Vermont was also rated the number one state with the greatest number of breweries per capita by the Brewers Association in 2016.

10

Ben & Jerry's. The Ben & Jerry's factory is located in Vermont and you'll also find the brand's ice cream stores scattered throughout the state.

Moving to Vermont

Vermont has a population of about 627,180 people and ranks as the 49th largest state by population. Between 2018 and 2019, the population increased by 0.14 percent. In 2018, Vermont was the most popular state to move to, according to United Van Lines. The top reason for migration was a career change. The second most compelling reason for moving to Vermont was retirement, followed by wanting to be closer to family, lifestyle, and health, according to CNBC.

Vermont Economic Outlook

Vermont's 2018 GDP was $33 billion and the unemployment rate is 2.2 percent as of September 2019, which is well below the national unemployment rate of 3.6 percent (October 2019).

Below is a breakdown of Vermont's economic sectors by GDP:

$5.64 billion
Finance, insurance, real estate, rental, and leasing
$4.17 billion
Government and government enterprises
$4.12 billion
Education services, health care, and social assistance
$3.19 billion
Professional and business services
$2.9 billion
Manufacturing

Vermont is expected to see a job growth rate of 0.5 percent, adding an estimated 1,600 jobs through 2020. Tourism and business services are doing well, but manufacturing is showing signs of slowing. GE Aviation has plans to make helicopter engines in its Rutland plant, which means even more jobs. Vermont has a cost of living score of 95.2, meaning it's cheaper to live there than in the US as a whole.

Who are Vermont's Largest Employers?

EMPLOYER
NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES
University of Vermont
5,380
State of Vermont
3,670
Bruegger's
2,400
Casella Waste Systems
2,000
Killington Resort
1,500

Places to live in Vermont

Vermont spans roughly 9,616 square miles and is home to 14 counties. The three biggest cities are Burlington, South Burlington, and Rutland.

Burlington

Burlington is the largest city in Vermont, with a population of 41,609 people. It was the first city to fully operate on renewable energy in the US. The city has tons to offer in terms of entertainment, including Waterfront Park, Burlington Bike Path, Church Street Marketplace, Foam Brewers, and the Lake Champlain Ferries.

Cost of living
21 percent higher than the national average
Median home price
$332,000
Average rent
$2,038 per month

South Burlington

South Burlington is the second-largest city in Vermont, with a modest population of just 19,472 people. South Burlington is home to the state's largest mall, University Mall, among other attractions and activities, such as Magic Hat Brewing Company, Red Rocks Park, Whales Tails, and Overlook Park.

Cost of living
21 percent higher than the national average
Median home price
$312,600
Average rent
$2,044 per month

Rutland

Rutland is Vermont's third-largest city and about 15,136 people call it home. Downtown Rutland is on the National Register of Historic Places and offers a variety of entertainment options, including Green Mountain National Forest, Pico Mountain, Paramount Theater, Deer Leap Trail, and Giorgetti Park.

Cost of living
2 percent higher than the national average
Median home price
$147,800
Average rent
$850 per month

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