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Montpelier, Vermont 05602

Montpelier VTNorth Central Vermont community MontpelierThe City of Montpelier, Vermont is located in Washington County. Montpelier is situated on the shores of the Winooski River, in the Green Mountains, in north-central Vermont.

Montpelier is located just off I-89, about 45 minutes south of Burlington. Montpelier became the Vermont State Capital in 1805 and was incorporated as a city in 1895. Montpelier is the only US State Capitol that does not have a McDonald’s fast-food restaurant.

There is a wide selection of Montpelier Vermont Vacation lodging and rental homes in the area making Montpelier a centralized location for your Vermont getaway.

Browse the Vermont Vacation Map below to locate current hotels, vacation homes, and condo rentals in Montpelier, Vermont.

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Montpelier, Vermont is a commercial, government, and insurance center surrounded by farmland and granite-quarrying areas. Major manufacturers include granite, wood and plastic products, and processed food.

Points of interest are the Greek Revival-style State Capitol Building pictured below. The building was completed in 1859 with local granite.



Also located in Montpelier Vermont are Hubbard Park, Vermont College, Woodbury College, and the Edward F. Knapp State Airport. The operating Amtrak railroad station that serves the Barre-Montpelier area is actually located in Berlin, Vermont. Not the most luxurious of train stations, but quite practical and convenient for train travelers. Montpelier is named for Montpelier, France, and was settled in the 1780’s.

downtownmontpelierAll About Montpelier, Vermont

Montpelier is the capital of Vermont and is the smallest state capital in the United States. The city was founded in 1781 and is named after Montpellier, France, which was known for its learning and culture.

Montpelier has a humid continental climate, with four distinct seasons. The winters are cold and snowy, with average temperatures ranging from 15°F to 35°F. The summers are warm and humid, with average temperatures ranging from 65°F to 85°F. The city receives an average of 48 inches of snow per year, and the wettest months are July and August. The driest month is January. Our Vermont Weather page has current Montpelier WX conditions posted.

Montpelier is home to a number of historic sites, including the State Capitol, the Vermont Historical Society, and the Old State House. The city is also home to several museums, including the Montpelier Museum of Art, the Vermont Children’s Museum, and the National Civil War Museum.

montpelier_firestationIn addition to the historic sites, there are many other attractions in Montpelier, including Hubbard Park, the Montpelier Farmers Market, the Capitol Steps Concert Series, and the Montpelier Chamber Music Festival.

There are many things to do in Montpelier, including visiting the State Capitol, exploring the historic sites, visiting the museums, going hiking or biking in the Green Mountain National Forest, visiting Hubbard Park, attending the Montpelier Farmers Market, seeing a concert on the Capitol Steps, and attending the Montpelier Chamber Music Festival.

The real estate market in Montpelier is diverse, and there are a variety of properties to choose from, including single-family homes, condos, and apartments. The median home price in Montpelier is $350,000.

Montpelier is divided into several villages, neighborhoods, and hamlets, including the Center Village, the East Village, the North Village, the South Village, the Elmwood Neighborhood, and the Winooski Valley.

Montpelier is a small city with a big heart. It is a vibrant community with a strong sense of place. The city is home to a diverse population, and there is a wide variety of things to do and see. Montpelier is a great place to live, work, and raise a family.

Montpelier is a beautiful and historic city with a lot to offer. Whether you are interested in history, nature, or culture, you are sure to find something to enjoy in Montpelier. If you are looking for a small, vibrant city with a strong sense of community, Montpelier is the place for you.

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amtrak_montpeliervtChartered: 1780
County: Washington
Montpelier, VT Population:
2010: 7,855

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 44.15
Longitude: -72.34

Montpelier, VT Local Information
Montpelier Town Offices: 802-223-9502

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