South Burlington, Vermont, New England USA

About South Burlington, Vermont

Chittenden County
Chartered: November 22, 1864 (Vermont Act of Incorporation)
City Incorporated: February 1, 1971
Area: 19,788 Acres = 30.92 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 196* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 28′ W 73°10′
Altitude: 310 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 17,904 [ Population Rank: 5* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 579 [ Density Rank: 9* ]
Full Census Info: City County State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to South Burlington’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

In 1864, the Legislature incorporated the City of Burlington from what was then the village of Burlington and about 10,000 acres of the original New Hampshire Grant town of Burlington. Concurrently, the remainder of the original town was designated the Town of South Burlington, which, in turn, became Vermont’s newest city by Act of Incorporation in 1971. Despite the name, the city is as much east of Burlington as south, curving around Burlington in a rough crescent from east to south.

Two major state highways enter South Burlington (US 7 from the south and US 2 from the east), historically and still primarily carrying traffic into and out of Burlington. Because of the high traffic volume, both have been highly susceptible to major strip development. As a result, the city has two distinct and widely separated business districts (with the largest mall in the state leaning things towards a third), but nothing that can be identified as a “downtown” city center. What is considered the busiest intersection in the state is the corner of Williston Road (Route 2) and Dorset Street.

Activities & Points of Interest

Goings-on in and near South Burlington
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Chittenden County Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Police (non-emergency): 802-658-1050
Hospital: University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington) 802-847-0000

City Clerk: Donna Kinville 575 Dorset St S Burlington, VT 05403
M-F 8-4:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

Assemblies of God : Community Bible Church 802-863-1396
Episcopal : All Saints 802-862-9750
Jewish Reform: Temple Sinai 802-862-5125
Roman Catholic : St. John Vianney
United Methodist : Faith UMC 802-863-6764


South Burlington School District 802-652-7250
Chamberlin School 802-652-7400
Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School 802-652-7100
Orchard School 802-652-7300
Rick Marcotte Central School 802-652-7200
South Burlington High School 802-652-7000

Neighboring Towns

This is a basic geographic reference, intended to show relative location of adjacent towns. Directional accuracy is limited to 16 compass points. There isn’t even the slightest suggestion that one can necessarily travel directly from one town to the next (as in “You can’t get there from here”).






South Burlington


Lake Champlain


Businesses & Services

Champlain Valley Auto

Rocheleau Appraisal
Fast Friendly Service for Northwestern Vermont

Vermont Federal Credit Union


Notes about utilities:

  • One electric or phone company indicates that company serves the entire town. More than one of either indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • A listed cable company MIGHT mean the entire town is covered, but not necessarily. More than one listed indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • Unless your area is one served by Vermont’s only gas utility, your only option is bottled gas (any dealer).
    Cable Comcast 800-266-2278
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Natural Gas Vermont Gas Systems 802-863-4511
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001