Daycares & After
Fourth of July celebration on
the Statehouse lawn in Montpelier.
- Vermont is well-known for its natural beauty, world-class recreation
and for its exceptional quality products, from ice cream to granite
Central Vermont is at the heart of this wonderful state, but you may
wonder what its like to live here. Read on.
For one, the diversity of our region allows you to choose a landscape
that best suits you and your family. While some of the towns in this
region are stereotypical Vermont, i.e. small, charming New England
towns, Montpelier, Barre and Waterbury, for instance, offer the more
urban lifestyle with its bustling downtowns, specialty shops, a mall
and fine dining including Italian, Chinese, Mexican, Gourmet, & American
In the "suburbs", you will find quiet villages that are only
minutes away from the more urban areas, making shopping and work convenient.
For those who envision living in a log home tucked deep within the
woods, there are some more rural areas on the outer edge of our region.
Whether you like city living, the suburbs or country living, Central
Vermont has it all!
And did you know that the average commute in Vermont
is only 15 minutes?
Secondly, our region is culturally diverse. While our communities still
have pot luck suppers and church bazaars, there are also theatrical & musical
productions, Vermont Symphony Orchestra performances, car racing, nightclubs,
and more! We have everything big cities offer, but without the hassles,
headaches and expense!
FACT: Famous car racers, Ricky Craven,
Kevin LaPage and Randy Lajoie began their careers at Thunder
Road International Speedway in Barre.
Next are the people. Central Vermont is comprised of a balanced blend
of white-collar and blue-collar people, all sharing the common characteristics
of hard-working, warm and friendly.
We love living in Central Vermont because its peaceful, safe
and clean with lots to do for both single people and families!
While this gives you a good idea of what its like to live here,
its still not the same as seeing for yourself. We therefore recommend
that you visit Central Vermont!
If you or representatives from your company wish to visit our region, contact
us. Well be happy to help you make arrangments for your visit.
Variety is the hallmark of the Central Vermont housing market. The
full range of housing types exist, including large Victorian city homes,
colonials, townhouses, condominiums, solar homes, ranches, capes, log
homes, and farmhouses.
The average price of a Central Vermont primary resident home sold in
2005 was $184,244.00 and $220,671.00 in Vermont. The median price of
a primary resident home sold in 2005 was $164,000.00 and $185,000.00
for the state of Vermont.(2)
Apartment rents vary depending on the number of bedrooms. The median
gross rent for all units regardless of size, was $519.00/month in 2000.
The median rent for a 1 bedroom unit in 2004 is $524.00/month, and
$992.00 for a 4 bedroom unit.(2)
Central Vermont Medical Center
(CVMC), consisting of Central Vermont Hospital, Woodridge Nursing
Home and Central Vermont Physician Practice Corporation, is centrally
located in Berlin.
Central Vermont Hospital is a 122-bed facility offering comprehensive
in-patient and out-patient care services along with 24-hour emergency
care with an active medical staff of 97. The hospital is also affiliated
with two top New England hospitals, Fletcher-Allen Health Care and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. The hospital
recently expanded to accommodate offices for physicians and health
care professionals from these medical centers.
Woodridge Nursing Home is a 153-bed facility located on the main campus
Central Vermont Medical Center also sponsors community awareness events
and educational workshops.
In addition to Central Vermont Medical Center, there are several private
medical practices, additional nursing homes, independent living apartment
buildings for the elderly or handicapped, and Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice.
FACT: Vermont is eighth in the nation
for the number of doctors per every 100,000 people(1).
DAYCARES & AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
- Another nice aspect of our region is that there are many small, state
licensed daycares with restrictions on number of children per adult,
as well as stringent operational guidelines. This gives our young children
the one-on-one attention they need to thrive and us peace of mind knowing
our children will be safe.
Daycare costs vary depending on the provider. In this region, one week
of daycare per child in a home environment typically costs between
$80.00 - $200.00. For more than one child per family at the same daycare,
providers typically give families a price break.
RECREATION & SOCIAL
While Vermont is best-known for its world-class outdoor activities,
there are many activities for those not-so-athletic individuals, as
well. For those indoor or not-so-athletic type of individuals, the
Vermont Symphony Orchestra performs regularly throughout the state.
And, again, there are many theatrical and musical productions performed
throughout the region at such venues as the Barre
Opera House and the Valley Players
Theatre. Car racing enthusiasts can enjoy races at Thunder Road International
Speedbowl, dinner theatre, bowling, the movies, art galleries, craft
fairs and museums. In addition, there are a wide variety of social
organizations such as the V.F.W., the Elks Club, the Canadian Club,
to name a few, and community activities to keep everyone busy!
Central Vermont welcomes the addition of a New England Collegiate
Baseball League in Montpelier. For a schedule of events and
more information, visit their website at: www.thevermontmountaineers.com!
Outdoor activities in Central Vermont, of course, include skiing,
ice skating, camping, hiking, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding.
Bicycling, polo and tennis are also popular sports. And did you
know that there are two newly constructed, world-class golf-courses? The
Country Club of Vermont, located in Waterbury, is currently a private
course. Barre, Montpelier and Northfield also have golf courses.