What should I know about Vermont living?
May 23, 2012 3:06 PM Subscribe
What should I know about living in Vermont?
posted by firei to home & garden (20 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I'm considering picking up and moving to Vermont in the early fall.
Let's say that I will have at least $3,000 (hopefully more like $5,000) when I make the move. I am mid 20s, enjoy theatre, music, farmer's markets, libraries, crafts, and some outdoorsy things (I've never been skiing in my adult life, but I'm willing to change that). I'm not a big drinker or bar-goer, but some nightlife wouldn't hurt. I'm considering getting my master's in something in the next couple of years.
I have a bachelor's in business and have a certificate in european baking and pastry arts. I'm qualified to do most office jobs, as well as some baking, dessert, or pastry type jobs. I wouldn't even mind retail or a B&B (that sounds fun, actuallly!).
Where in Vermont would you suggest I go, and what should I know about living there? Do I need four-wheel drive? How is the job market (yay for the 4th lowest unemployment rate!)? What about apartments/real estate? Are winters as bad as people say they are? Are the people as nice as they say?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions or advice!