3.1 out of 10

Old North End

44.4837650564369 -73.2115926901634
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Clean & Green
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Pest Free
  • Safe & Sound
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Hipsters


2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 1/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 1/5

"Burlington's Ghetto: The Old North End"

Opinions about the Old North End are pretty polarized. The things that most everyone will agree on is that it's Burlington's oldest neighborhood, one of the cheapest neighborhoods in which to live in the downtown area, has one of the highest poverty/crime/drug rates of any area in Burlington, and is also one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse areas of Burlington (which, unfortunately, isn't saying much, as it's still pretty white).

Where the opinions divide is on the direction the O.N.E. is going in. Many feel that, as the area becomes more gentrified due to housing shortages/rent increases in nicer areas of the city, the area will gradually get safer and businesses in the area will thrive. Just as many point to the increase in home invasions, armed robberies and major drug busts as an indicator that it's going in the opposite direction. My opinion falls somewhere in between, and I think at this point, it could go either way.

If you're going to live in the O.N.E., I highly recommend living on the edges. Upper North Street/North Willard Street are fairly nice areas, whereas lower North and the streets that branch off of it are just ghetto drug dens.
  • Multicultural neighborhood with a sense of camraderie amongst most who live here
  • Cheap rent compared to the rest of downtown Burlington
  • Lots of free parking
  • Armed robberies, muggings, shootings, home invasions on the rise, mainly because of heavy drug use in the area
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters

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