Below, see a glimpse into Vermont’s charming towns bordering Lake Champlain. From the state’s largest shopping mall and places for foodies to delight, to picturesque waterfronts and family-friendly hiking trails, the area is diverse as it is beautiful. Whether your next home is a historic farmhouse or downtown condo, whether you want to live by the lake, on a horse property, or in a community, scroll down to see the equally distinct and exciting options these Vermont towns have to offer.
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Vermont’s largest city, Burlington is continuously abuzz with college students, families, townies, professionals--you name it. From its beautiful waterfront boardwalk and park to restaurants and shops on Church Street, there’s not much you can’t find in Burlington. Learn more about Burlington | Browse homes for sale in Burlington
Charlotte is an affluent and rural community just 25 minutes south of Burlington. At McNeil Cove on Lake Champlain, you can catch a ferry to Essex, NY for easy travel and sightseeing, or take the short hike up Mount Philo and enjoy views of the lake and farmland. Learn more about Charlotte | Browse homes for sale in Charlotte
Colchester, with its winding roads and private drives lined with picturesque waterfront homes, is best known for Malletts Bay, where you can dock your boat or enjoy the scenery from Niquette Bay State Park or Malletts Bay Campground. Learn more about Colchester | Browse homes for sale in Colchester
Shelburne's “downtown” area is a central hub consisting of a small strip of shops and cafes. The town's real appeal is undoubtedly Shelburne Farms. Shelburne Farms is a 1,400-acre working farm abutting Lake Champlain, where you can walk trails, pet animals in the barn, or stay overnight at the Inn. Learn more about Shelburne | Browse homes for sale in Shelburne
South Burlington is made up of many neighborhoods as well as a large commercial center, which holds the state’s largest mall, the University mall. It is also home to the public beach and park of Red Rocks, a favorite among locals seeking to spend time by the lake. Learn more about South Burlington | Browse homes for sale in South Burlington
Grand Isle County:
The five towns of Grand Isle County - Grand Isle, North Hero, South Hero, Isle la Motte, and Alburgh - are spread across a collection of islands and a penninsula, at the top of Lake Champlain. "The Islands" are true gems of Vermont, home to small lakeside communities, numerous state parks and the ever-popular North Hero Great Ice Festival, where every winter the community hosts a Christmas tree bonfire. Learn more about Lake Champlain Islands | Browse homes for sale in the Lake Champlain Islands
A small and rural community, Addison has the good fortune of having the Lake Champlain Bridge, which leads to New York’s beautiful Crown Point, an 18th century historic landmark and park. Addison also has great hiking trails on Snake Mountain as well as summertime swimming, kayaking, and river walking in Addison’s central river, the Dead Creek. Learn more about Addison | Browse homes for sale in Addison
Just north of Vergennes, Ferrisburgh is rich in historical and natural wonders. Visit the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, see where Otter Creek merges with the lake, or take a tour of the Rokeby home, once a station on the Underground Railroad. Learn more about Ferrisburgh | Browse homes for sale in Ferrisburgh
Panton is a very small agricultural town just southwest of Downtown Vergennes, consisting of historical homes and sprawling, flat acres. The town is bisected by Dead Creek, and the scenic state highway of 22A runs through it, making travel to nearby towns easy. Learn more about Panton | Browse homes for sale in Panton