Burlington, and all of northern New England, are a wonderful place to live. Clean, scenic, with wonderful schools, and many cultural opportunities to enjoy. (Burlington in particular) The cost of living is high, (not as bad as CA
) but people living there wouldn't want to live anywhere else.
As for poverty, it's there no question, but I would say that it is not nearly as prevalent as it is elsewhere in the country.
Ethnically, it's overwhelmingly white. Not as much as it was 20-30 years ago, but still very white. The atmosphere is extremely open and liberal, When I lived there I knew several interracial and gay couples, and I never heard anybody talk about racism or prejudice...execpt when they left to go someplace else. I doubt your race will be a factor in anything.
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it is difficult to explain the true new england attitude, but they are all a group of very kind people who don't much concern themselves with the actions of others
Pretty accurate. In NH
"Live Free or Die" isn't just something they slap on a license plate.