Find Your Work-Life Balance
Living in Southern Vermont is the best of both worlds. At the end of a work day you power down the computer, turn off the lights and step outside. A daily dose of outdoor activity is part of the lifestyle with nature always at your doorstep. Taking time to enjoy life isn’t just a vacation thing. Snow sports and fall foliage are just the beginning. You’ll find world class ski and golf, and miles of mountain trails for hiking or snowmobiling. But locals also know the best pond for swimming on a hot July day, the secret fishing holes where the rainbows abound, and which trails to hit when the powder is fresh.
Visitors and locals alike enjoy Southern Vermont’s arts, events and festivals including world-famous Dorset summer theater and Marlboro music series. But the region’s creative economy is humming year-round. Your neighbor may be an author, engineer, sheep farmer, or all of the above. Pursue your own passions - take trapeze lessons or join a jazz band. There’s time to do what you love.
Local food and drink are also part of every day life. Vermont has led the locavore movement for decades and Southern Vermont’s farm-to-table economy has been exploding, with delicious results available at every supermarket, village store, food coop, or farm stand. You know you’re a Vermonter when the first warm spring day makes you think of sugar on snow and fiddleheads. Your kids will know where their food came from, and cknow the person who grew it.
Picture yourself here, every day, not just for a weekend. It’s not just about work life balance, and a different pace. It’s about putting down roots, and the sense of community that is a pillar of life in rural New England. Newcomers, long time locals and 6th generation farmers serve together on school boards and volunteer fire departments. Thanksgiving suppers at the grange hall, an all-maple menu fundraiser, the village fall fair or Memorial Day parade -- small town life means being part of things, neighbors helping neighbors, friends who lend a hand to stack wood or jump a dead battery, neighbors who become friends for a lifetime.