Burlington, VT


Highest Appreciating Burlington Neighborhoods Since 2000

Burlington, VT Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Burlington Housing Market Information

With 42,452 people, 16,153 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $342,242, Burlington house prices are not only among the most expensive in Vermont, Burlington real estate also is some of the most expensive in all of America.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Burlington, accounting for 33.74% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Burlington include duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 31.45%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 29.03%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 4.75%).

Burlington is dominated by renter-occupied one, two, or no bedrooms apartments. 66.40% of Burlington's dwellings are rentals.

The housing in Burlington was primarily built before 1939 ( 42.07%), making the housing stock in Burlington some of the oldest overall in America, although there is a range of ages of homes in Burlington. The next most important housing age is between 1970-1999 ( 27.88%), followed by between 1940-1969 ( 26.17%). There's also some housing in Burlington built between 2000 and later ( 3.88%).

Burlington Home Appreciation Rates

In the last 10 years, Burlington has experienced some of the highest home appreciation rates of any community in the nation. Burlington real estate appreciated 14.88% over the last ten years, which is an average annual home appreciation rate of 1.40%, putting Burlington in the top 20% nationally for real estate appreciation. If you are a home buyer or real estate investor, Burlington definitely has a track record of being one of the best long term real estate investments in America through the last ten years.

Over the last year, Burlington appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Burlington's appreciation rate has been 3.03%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Burlington were at 0.43%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 1.73%.

Relative to Vermont, our data show that Burlington's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 60% of the other cities and towns in Vermont.

One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Burlington differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Burlington - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Burlington real estate investment or home purchase decisions.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Burlington, VT HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,106,000 1.6
$830,001 - $1,106,000 2.7
$553,001 - $830,000 12.7
$443,001 - $553,000 11.0
$332,001 - $443,000 19.6
$221,001 - $332,000 32.1
$111,001 - $221,000 16.6
$56,001 - $111,000 1.6
$0 - $56,000 2.1

Very High for VT
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
12.7270596507676 5.83941605839416

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Burlington Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
105.95% 4.28% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,522 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 33.60
Renters 66.40
Vacant 3.29

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Burlington HOMES
2000 or Newer 3.9
1970 - 1999 27.9
1940 - 1969 26.2
1939 or Older 42.1

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Burlington HOMES
Single-Family 33.7
Townhomes 4.7
Small Apt. Buildings 31.5
Apt. Complexes 29.0
Mobile Homes 1.0
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Burlington HOMES
No Bedroom 3.69
1 Bedroom 20.56
2 Bedrooms 30.49
3 Bedrooms 30.09
4 Bedrooms 11.60
5 or more bedrooms 3.57