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Moving to Burlington, the Queen City

Burlington is a place that has been part of my life since childhood. I went to summer camp on Lake Champlain in the early 1980s and used to take a Greyhound bus from Manchester to visit my sister at the University of Vermont.

I lived in Burlington for a brief time after college, and years later Dave and I became engaged while vacationing here in 2003.

Last week we sold our home in rural Chittenden County and officially became residents of Burlington. While moving is never fun for anyone, the transition has been an easy one for us. We downsized and simplified our lifestyle, and we are living in a community we both know and love.

Burlington, also known as the Queen City, is located in northwestern Vermont on the eastern shore of Lake Champlain. The city is home to just 40,000 residents and is Vermont’s largest city. The city’s restaurants, bike path and festivals will definitely keep us busy over the next few months.

More than anything, I’m looking forward to the spectacular sunsets over Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks.

**If you go: Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce
Burlington Parks and Recreation

Lake Champlain Bikeways
Church Street Marketplace

Burlington, Lake Champlain, Scenic, Summer, Travel Tips
  • a whole lotta love
    Posted at 11:24h, 24 June Reply

    Good luck with the move!

  • Steve Borichevsky
    Posted at 11:42h, 24 June Reply

    How exciting! I loved living in Burlington when I was in school. Not many people realize that Burlington is the birthplace of Ben and Jerry’s. I spent many an evening on Church. I have even scated right where that boat is mored.

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 00:12h, 25 June Reply

    Whole lotta love — Thank you! I have a lot of unpacking to do….

    Hi Steve — Burlington is a lot of fun, and there’s always something going on. The lake is amazing, and I can’t wait to spend some time enjoying it this summer. Hope you enjoy your trip to Stowe!

  • matthew houskeeper
    Posted at 14:22h, 10 July Reply

    Congratulations on the move! Also, be thankful you weren’t moving during the heat wave.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 17:33h, 10 July Reply

    Wow, we are practically neighbors now. I am so glad you are still keeping up w/ the blog. I love your photos.


  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 02:07h, 12 July Reply

    Hi Caroline — Yes, we are practically neighbors! Hope you’re doing well and enjoying your summer.

  • Erica Houskeeper
    Posted at 02:08h, 12 July Reply

    Hi Matt — We’re definitely happy that we moved before the heat arrived. Having movers helped too 🙂

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