Richmond is located in the western foothills of the Green Mountains and on the eastern edge of the Champlain Valley. The Winooski River slices through the town, which is home to about 4,000 residents. Richmond is also home to the historic landmark, the Round Church, a 16-sided meetinghouse built in the early 1800’s. The neighboring town to the southeast is Bolton. Bolton is home to just under 1,000 residents and most famously known for Bolton Valley Resort, “A Vermont family ski resort”. Bolton Valley is set amidst 5,000 acres of Vermont’s Green Mountain vistas, has the highest base elevation of any Vermont Ski resort, meaning lots of snow, and has Vermont’s most extensive night skiing and riding networks." (boltonvalley.com/the-mountain). In addition, Bolton Valley is an excellent playground for those interested in backcountry and Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing. The Long Trail also passes through Bolton on its way from Camel’s Hump to Mount Mansfield. The Long Trail is the oldest long distance hiking trail in Vermont and follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont line to the Canadian border. Both of these towns are mainly rural and therefore offer many opportunities for outdoor recreation, exploration, and appreciation of the natural landscape.
Richmond Real Estate Opportunities
For a small, rural Vermont town of only about 32 square miles of land, Richmond has had a very active real estate market in the last year and continues to grow. It is conveniently located between Burlington and Waterbury and easily accessible to the capital. Therefore, it allows the luxury of being close to city amenities, while allowing for a small-town Vermont lifestyle. Bridge Street in the town center is home to local restaurants, cafes, and businesses, creating a rich community center. There are about 1,500 households and just over 1,000 families in the town, with children going to Richmond Elementary, Camel’s Hump Middle School, and Mount Mansfield Union High School. Richmond is also appealing to young couples and young professionals, as well as home to old-time Vermonters. About 25 homes were sold in Richmond within the past year, and within a competitive market where the closing price of many homes sold was within 5% of the list price.Please contact us if you are interested in making a home for yourself within the Richmond community.
Bolton Real Estate Opportunities
While the town of Bolton has a larger area of land, at about 42 square miles, it is less populated than Richmond, parts of the town are less accessible, and most of the land surrounding the resort is comprised of seasonal residences. That being said, there are opportunities for enjoying what Bolton has to offer - with the luxury of being nestled in the lush Winooski River Valley and living a more rural lifestyle. The town is perfect for those interested in exploring the outdoors, with opportunities for winter recreation, such as skiing, snowboarding, and snowshoeing, and summer recreation, such as swimming in the areas potholes and hiking. If you have any questions about being involved in this growing market feel free to get in touch with us.