Living in Central Vermont

Central Vermont Medical Center, located minutes from Vermont’s capital city of Montpelier, offers high quality public schools, a robust housing environment and a variety of employment opportunities.

Central Vermont Medical Center is located in Berlin, minutes from Vermont’s capital city – Montpelier and an hour’s drive from two major academic medical centers, The University of Vermont Medical Center and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center.

The Central Vermont Region

Central Vermont is primarily considered to be Washington County (pop. 66,000) although there are several towns outside the county that are considered in CVMC’s service area. Central Vermont’s population and urban resources are concentrated in Barre (pop. 16,000), Berlin,Montpelier (pop. 8,000), Waterbury, Northfield and Waitsfield, all adjoining centers of industry, government and commerce.


The majority of employment in Washington County is in finance and insurance, including National Life of Vermont; state government, since Montpelier is the capital city; followed closely by work in the granite industry which boasts world-class sculptors. Employment is also provided by a number of four-season resorts and summer attractions. Montpelier is also the home of New England Culinary Institute and its various culinary offshoots.  


New England is known for its high quality public education and its well-known private schools such as Vermont’s Green Mountain Valley School, affording the unique sport of ski racing within a liberal arts tradition.

Central Vermont’s 23 towns vary in size and type as do its schools  – ranging from small traditional public schools to Montessori, private Christian schools and home schooling.

US News and World Report recently announced that Montpelier High School has been identified, for the second year, as a “Silver Medal” high school. This places Montpelier High School in the top 3% of high schools nationally under the US News methodology.

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Higher education gets high marks in Vermont!

We have 23 colleges, including Middlebury College, Norwich University, and a strong State College system which includes the University of Vermont, the most per capita of any state, attracting students from across the United States and more than 100 countries.

Real Estate

Whether you've always envisioned living in an old farmhouse or a historic victorian, or building your dream house, Vermont has plenty of real estate opportunities.

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