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Montpelier, Vermont

rural • northeast, USA

Downtown Montpelier is home to historic buildings, world-class dining, boutique shopping, and cultural events.
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About Montpelier

Located in central Vermont, Montpelier is a welcoming and diverse community full of history, curlture, and recreation. Take a tour of the historic Vermont State Capital Building for a unique look into the city’s past, or check out the Vermont History Museum to learn about Montpelier’s rich heritage. The North Branch Nature Center provides 28 acres for hiking, swimming, and skiing, and Hubbard Park’s Seven Fireplaces offer the perfect place for a quiet campfire. Discover unique fashions at The Cheshire Cat or Rebel Heart, browse for treasures in Antiques at 110 Main, and find the perfect gift at Artisans Hand Craft Gallery. Downtown Montpelier is a culinary adventure, from farm-to-table creations at Oakes & Evelyn to international favorites made from local ingredients at The Hippie Chickpea and hand-crafted desserts at Sweet Sarah’s. Check out local artists at the Susan Calza Gallery, catch a show at the Lost Nation Theater, or enjoy live music and a local craft brew at Positive Pie. Montpelier celebrates culture and community with unique annual events like the Ice on Fire Winter Festival, MayFest, and the Montpelier Alive Art Walk. Located less than an hour from Montpelier, Burlington International Airport offers direct flights to New York, Chicago, Orlando, and more. With an incentive package worth up to $5,000, Montpelier offers remote workers independence and small-town charm.

Population

8,074

Internet Speed Rating

1200 Mbps

Closest Airport

Burlington International Airport • 40 mi

Weather (High/Low)

78 / 10

Median Home Value (3BR, 2BA)

$346,646

FUN FACT


With just over 8,000 residents, Montpelier is the smallest state capital in the country. Home to a wide variety of restaurants, including global cuisine, unique maple creations, and farm-to-table fare, Montpelier is the only U.S. state capital without a McDonald’s.
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