Burlington, VT

“The city of Burlington, built on a hillside overlooking the lake, has a cosmopolitan flair that is complemented by one of the lowest crime rates and best air-quality measures in the nation. It is the region’s commercial center, with more than 160 retail stores. Many are located in the historic Church Street Marketplace, a brick-and-cobblestone pedestrian mall lined with restored buildings that also include restaurants and coffee houses. In 1997, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named the Marketplace one of five national winners of the “Great American Main Street Award.” Often compared to Boston’s Faneuil Hall area, it attracts more than 3 million visitors and shoppers each year, making it one of the country’s most successful pedestrian malls. The New York Times Magazine even said it has “a real similarity to Paris.”
Source: Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce

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