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There is a new trend among educated professionals of Generation X, those born in the late 1960’s to early 1980’s, shifting gears and leaving big cities to settle down and raise their children in smaller places and towns like Burlington, Vermont. The desire is to leave the stress, high cost of living and sense of competition that big cities engender. But more and more, it is the shift of focus to that of lifestyle. With the ability to work remotely, many people can now choose to live where they want to live, based on their
Turns out, Burlington, Vermont is on the radar for many families in big cities around the country looking for a different pace of life.
And yet these urban-transplants-turned-New-Vermonters are not our only new neighbors. There is another group of New Vermonters growing in numbers: the New Americans who came here as refugees. They are putting down roots, contributing to the community and embracing a new way of life.
Both groups, the urban transplants and the refugees, are new to Vermont and
may have arrived here through dramatically different circumstances but both are
shaping the future of Vermont.
VPR explores this trend in the special series all next week at 7:50 a.m. during Morning Edition.
Freelance Writer & Independent Producer: Jessica Ticktin
Host: Mitch Wertlieb
Producers: Ross Sneyd and Melody Bodette
Audio Engineer: John Billingsley
Photos: Oliver Parini
Copy Editors: Ross Sneyd and Ty Robertson
Digital Production: Tim Johnson and Jonathan Butler
Web Development: Colin Urban
This series was made possible by the VPR Journalism Fund.