South Village is perfectly situated within a beautiful valley holding views of the Adirondacks to the west and the Green Mountains to the east. Until the 1980s, the meadows at South Village were comprised of hay and seasonal field crops. Looking for a positive alternative to urban sprawl, the property was purchased in 2005 by a team of Burlington-area business leaders looking to establish a Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND).
South Village is the first TND in Vermont and is one of more than 300 TNDs in the country. Homes are located close together with wide sidewalks, narrow streets, front porches, trees and gardens, creating a close-knit, pedestrian-friendly community. There are other amenities within walking distance including an organic farm, community gardens, chickens and bees, open space for walking and skiing, and an abundant habitat for wildlife.
The homes in South Village share a design aesthetic that easily adapts for each owner’s needs. Through traditional rooflines, window styles and design details, the community reflects the enjoyable architecture of small New England towns. The careful attention to style and materials makes it possible for South Village to hold a variety of housing types and a diverse community that welcomes single professionals, young families, empty nesters and seniors.
Over 70% of the 220 acres in South Village have been permanently protected from future development. Residents share access to this common land, which is comprised of woods, meadows, wetlands, organic farms and a 1-acre photovoltaic solar array. The Greater Burlington area also has an excellent school district, outstanding restaurants, an international airport, many recreational activities, and numerous colleges and community centers.