Live and Work in Vermont

Ver - mont - ing (verb): What one does as a Vermonter.

Being a Vermonter is not just about where you live — it’s a state of mind.

Unbeatable quality of life. Work that matters. Pristine environment. Caring neighbors. Independent spirit. Vermont is so much more than pretty landscapes.

Once you’re a Vermonter, your relationship to where you live is different. You’ll find yourself caring deeply about your neighbors, feeling protective of the trails near your home, taking pride in the quirky aspects of your community. You’ll be surprised how fast it happens, how easy it is to go from “being in Vermont” to “Vermonting.”

Vermont prides itself on its dynamic, independent culture. This pride has manifested itself in a strong progressive bent in recent years—as the prominence of two-time presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, who got his start as the mayor of Burlington, shows.

We’re consistently ranked one of the safest places to live and one of the best states to raise a family. Vermonters celebrate diversity at every opportunity and embrace community. And while Vermont ranks (along with all our New England neighbors) as one of the least religious states in the country, most would argue their deep connections to nature, independence, and social justice are just as spiritual.

Vermonters are serious about local. From our top-rated schools and healthcare to our thriving small business economy and our strong food system, there’s a deep commitment to supporting each other, our businesses, and our communities. And once you become a Vermonter, you’ll be a part of that community too.

Find Your New Neighborhood

Each of our regions offers something unique. With vast open spaces, local ski resorts, secret hiking trails, and historic downtowns Vermont offers a variety of landscapes and communities. Choose your own adventure.

Work Hard, Play Hard

What sets Vermont apart from many other places are the outdoors and locals’ passion and enthusiasm to get out and enjoy it, no matter the season. Hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, skiing, rock climbing, and golf are just a few of the options here in Vermont. Find your next adventure. 

Arts and Cultural Events

Historic sites, agricultural fairs, and cultural immersion pop up in valley communities, mountain villages, and in our small cities year-round, providing endless opportunities to explore the arts.

Visit our calendar of events for a taste of what’s happening in our Brave Little State.

Always in Season

As a local, you can enjoy Vermont all year round. Each season offers so many ways to get out and enjoy the Green Mountain State. From our snow globe winters, to vibrant springs, warm summers, and crips falls, find many ways to explore your new backyard.

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