15-year population growth: -0.6%
Median home price: $378,000
Home price 2-year forecast: 1.3%So what might one do here? Ski? Sure, but that's the easy answer. A college town, Burlington is in fact home to four colleges: the University of Vermont, Burlington College, Champlain College and a Community College of Vermont campus. That means there's plenty of culture to be explored, including the South End Art Hop and a rich and varied blend of homegrown musical talent. Need another reason to love Burlington? It's the birthplace of Ben & Jerry's ice cream.