If you can’t stand having your pancakes without maple syrup, then check out these 10 best places to retire in Vermont, the largest producer of maple syrup in the United States.
Located in the Eastern United States, Vermont is the second least populous state in the United States, with a population of 626,042 according to the 2015 Census. Vermont has a rich history, being one of the 4 states that were independent before joining the United States. The state also played an important role in the Underground Railroad, “network of secret routes and safe houses used by 19th-century enslaved people in the United States in efforts to escape to Canada”. The region of Vermont was inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years, the Abenaki and the Mohawk being the most known tribes.
The climate of Vermont is characterized by warm summer weather with high temperatures in August and harsh cold winters. Vermont is the 7th coldest state, and it’s often said that it’s “too cold to snow in Vermont”. If you are looking for more hot days, check out our list of 10 best places to retire in West Virginia.
Luckily, the weather is the only thing that can cause you problems, since Vermont is well known for its safety, as it has one of the lowest crime rates in the entire country. Safety, however, comes with the price, making Vermont 16% more expensive than the U.S. average.
To find out the 10 best places to retire in Vermont we took all the places with a population greater than 5,000 in the state according to Area Vibes. Using Sperling’s Best Places and U.S. Census, we checked the number of physicians per capita (100,000), crime rates, the number of residents aged 65 years and over, and the cost of living in each of these places. Each place earned points based on the factors and after summing up the scores, we obtained our list.