Relocating to the Valley

The Mad River Valley is an idyllic working landscape of farms, forests, covered bridges and steepeled villages situated beneath the towering, frosted ridgeline that is home to Sugarbush and Mad River Glen Ski Areas. Refreshingly undeveloped, there are horse-xing signs and cow pastures but not a single traffic light. The landscape and buildings of the area retain the character of a rural farming community yet are home to two ski areas, many restaurants, a half-dozen nightlife options, unique shops and artist studios, and an ongoing calendar of cultural and community events.

Whether you are considering moving your business, your family, or just yourself, the Mad River Valley offers an unparalleled quality of life. It is a real community, not a manufactured tourist attraction, boasting exceptional schools, challenging career opportunities, the latest technological services, premier recreation, and unspoiled lands. Come and see what we have to offer; you may never leave.

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Great place to live, great place to work and enjoy life…the Mad River Valley has a diverse range of employment opportunities, Montpelier is only 30 minutes away, and Burlington is 50 minutes away!

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Who said small town Vermont couldn’t keep up with the Joneses? We may look low-tech but we have an excellent, highly reliable power grid, telecommunications backbone, high-speed internet over the river and through the woods, cellular service, not to mention a state highway system, Interstates 89 & 91, and Burlington International Airport that will get you where you need to go — and let you enjoy a home of peaceful, quiet nights and natural beauty that puts a smile on your face and warms the heart.

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