Just prior to the holiday rush Boston Magazine highlighted Burlington as a town drawing folks from the city since COVID struck. Burlington continues to be an attractive living destination thanks to its suburban surroundings, employment offerings and thriving recreational, retail and restaurant scenes.
Burlington’s appeal is described in the article by Burlington native, turned city dweller and now returned Burlington resident Diana Segool, a realtor in the area with Gibson Sotheby’s.
“Burlington’s reputation as ‘the mall town’ has changed,” said Segool. “If you don’t live in Burlington, you only know the commercial and retail.”
The article touts Burlington’s neighborhoods, its convenient vicinity to Boston and the town’s location among major roadways. Burlington also offers walkable areas like the Town Center, the mall and adjacent The District, as well as 3rd Ave.
All of this falls in line with Burlington Economic Director Melisa Tintocalis effort to make the Town of Burlington a more appealing prospect for industry, residents and foodies. As reported by BNEWS in November 2021, the town has been working with a digital marketing agency to combine data, design, and strategy to help make Burlington “Boston’s Best Neighbor” with the BringMeToBurlington.com website.
Endearing to prospective residents is Burlington’s Parks & Recreation Department, providing for several parks throughout town and town-sponsored events. The Mill Pond Reservoir, Mary Cumming Park and Landlocked Forest provide some of Burlington’s inviting natural spaces.
Burlington schools are well provided for, however improvements are needed, and are in the works, for some of the elementary buildings.
The article goes on to point out actress, comedian, writer, producer, and director Amy Poehler grew up in Burlington. Click Here for the full Boston Magazine article.