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If you’re considering moving your loved one into a South Burlington nursing home, our senior living advisors can help. The term “nursing home” is often used interchangeably with assisted living or other senior housing options. But a nursing home is a skilled nursing facility for individuals with serious, debilitating short- or long-term health issues. So even the best nursing homes in South Burlington, VT may not be right for seniors who don’t require round-the-clock care.

We can help you determine if a skilled nursing facility in South Burlington or another care type is right for you. Browse 16 senior living options near you to see the variety available, or contact us to learn more about elderly homes in South Burlington.

Nursing Homes near South Burlington, Vermont

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The Residence at Quarry Hill

465 Quarry Hill Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403

(8 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Residence at Quarry Hill is a premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community nestled on a wooded parcel in South Burlington, VT. When you join our family, you'll thrive in a vibrant community setting, and as importantly, your family and friends will have the comfort of...

Harbor Village Senior Living Communities

90 Allen Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403

(7 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Allenwood offers comfortable, spacious apartments available on a month-to-month lease, offering supportive independent living so that you can enjoy your retirement years.Staff available 24 hours for emergencies, with emergency call systems in all apartments, minimum one meal every day served in...

Gazebo North

1530 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403

(4 reviews)


Gazebo North is a Level 3 Residential Care Facility, licensed and registered by the Vermont Department of Aging and Independent Living. When seniors need help with their daily activities, we offer safe and secure communities where nurses and aides are available to respond to personal needs. We...

Gazebo Apartments

1510 Williston Rd, South Burlington, VT 05403

(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Gazebo Apartments offers private studio, one bedroom and two bedroom assisted care apartments. Pricing is flexible for couples of varying levels of need. Monthly cost includes nursing care, medication management, laundry, housekeeping, meals, transportation and a wide variety of activities. ...

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Champlain Valley Senior Community

10 Gilliland Lane, Willsboro, NY 12996

(9 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Champlain Valley Senior Community is a new enhanced assisted living & memory care community, offering the only enhanced assisted living license throughout the greater Plattsburgh area. The Champlain Valley Senior Community's enhanced license enables our staff to administer a higher level of...

The Arbors of Shelburne

687 Harbor Rd, Shelburne, VT 05482

(10 reviews)


The Arbors at Shelburne is a beautiful residential care community exclusively dedicated to serving the needs of individuals with Alzheimer's Disease and related memory impairments. Our goal is to create an environment that feels safe and familiar, empowering and fulfilling. Licensed by the...

The Residence at Shelburne Bay

185 Pine Haven Shore Road, Shelburne, VT 05482

(6 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Residence at Shelburne Bay is an independent, assisted and memory care living community nestled in the friendly southwestern Vermont town of Shelburne, VT. Situated just a short distance from the breathtaking vistas of Lake Champlain, The Residence at Shelburne Bay is located within easy...

Maple Ridge Memory Care

6 Freeman Woods, Essex, VT 05452

(7 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

The Residence at Otter Creek

350 Lodge Road, Middlebury, VT 05753

(4 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Residence at Otter Creek provides comfortable, assisted living for seniors in the town of Middlebury, Addison County, Vermont. The town, which also houses Middlebury College and numerous tourist attractions, such as coverage bridges, vineyards and a historic downtown, offers a picturesque and...

Maple Ridge Lodge (Now Open)

2 Freeman Woods, Essex, VT 05452

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Maple Ridge Lodge is assisted living reimagined. Situated off Route 289 at exit 10 and adjacent to the Essex Resort and Spa and Maple Ridge Memory Care, Maple Ridge Lodge is a shiny new 71-apartment assisted living community that embraces all that is true to Vermont and those who call it home....

Elderwood Village at Ticonderoga

1019 Wicker St, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

Keene Valley Neighborhood House

1782 Route 73, Keene Valley, NY 12943

(1 review)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Keene Valley Neighborhood House, An Assisted Living Residence nestled in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains. Surrounded by the small town charm of Keene Valley and all of its natural beauty. With many close by conveniences tucked within the village. Keene Valley Neighborhood House owns nearly...

Samuel F. Vilas Home

61 Beekman St, Plattsburgh, NY 12901

(0 review)

Studio, 1 Bed

Are you looking for a safe and inviting nursing home alternative for Mom and Dad in Plattsburgh, NY? Call the Samuel F. Vilas Home, a family owned and operated licensed senior community with over 130 years of experience, rated as one of the top assisted living communities in Clinton County....

Homestead Senior Living

64 Harbor View Dr, Saint Albans, VT 05478

(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

Valehaven Home For Adults

2989 N Main St, Peru, NY 12972

(0 review)


Montcalm Manor Adult Home

45 Montcalm St, Ticonderoga, NY 12883

(0 review)


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What are nursing homes?

Nursing homes, also called skilled nursing facilities, provide long-term care for seniors with significant physical or mental health conditions, and short-term care to people recovering from an injury or hospital stay. Nursing homes provide personal assistance and medical care from licensed professionals. Services in skilled nursing facilities often include:

  • Help with personal care
  • Rehabilitation care, including physical and speech therapy
  • Mobility assistance
  • Palliative and hospice care
  • Health care services
  • Complimentary transportation
  • 24-hour care and supervision
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Learn More About Nursing Homes in South Burlington, VT

Nursing homes — also called convalescent homes or skilled nursing facilities — are intended for seniors who require 24-hour monitoring and medical assistance. These communities are designed to promote independence among seniors who require constant nursing care to perform activities of daily living (ADLs), but do not require hospital-level care.

For this type of elder care, South Burlington, Vermont offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

Cost of Nursing Homes in South Burlington, VT

The median monthly cost of a private room in a South Burlington nursing home is about $12,410, and the median monthly cost of a private room in a nursing home in the state of Vermont is around $11,285, according to Genworth.

Learn More About South Burlington, VT

Cost of Living

One of the most populated areas in the state and featuring a large commercial presence, South Burlington is slightly more expensive than the country’s average. All index scores are based on a scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax Sales tax
119 104 $1,533 20.8% spend over 30% of their income on rent $280,823 $66,197 The top estate tax rate is 16% (exemption threshold: $2.75 million) 7%

Local Hospitals

The South Burlington region has several highly-rated hospitals, and the following are often ranked among the best in the area:

  • Central Vermont Medical Center – Named one of the country’s top 20 rural hospitals, this 122-bed facility emphasizes cardiology, radiology, and neurology services.
  • Southwestern Vermont Medical Center – This 99-bed hospital is Magnet-recognized and has accolades from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Specialties include podiatry, orthopedics, and infectious disease care. The facility’s cancer center was named in the top 25 percent of cancer centers nationwide by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
  • Northwestern Medical Center – This hospital, which houses 53 beds, has won awards for diagnostic imaging and cancer care. The American Hospital Association also named Northwestern Medical Center a “Most Wired” hospital, recognizing its effective use of pioneering healthcare technology.

Weather and Climate

The climate of South Burlignton, VT is considered hot-summer/humid continental. Residents can expect four distinct seasons, with warm summers and cold winters. On average, the humidity level for South Burlington is about 67%. This number often peaks in December, at around 72% humidity.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
70°F 84°F (July) 56°F (July) 24°F 37°F (December) 12°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
39 Good) 47 in December (Good)


Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
4” 6” (June) 72”

Demographics and Values

As the industrial and tourist center of Vermont, South Burlington is well known for its manufacturing, financial, and retail industries. More than nine thousand employees work in the area’s downtown shopping and entertainment district. The area is also home to the state’s largest airport. Alpine Shop, IDX Systems, and Vermont Gas all make the list of top area employers. Headquartered in South Burlington, Ben & Jerry’s employs hundreds of city residents as well.

South Burlington, VT leans liberal – the majority of residents have voted for Democratic candidates in the last five presidential elections. The population of the city is predominantly white, with Hispanic and Latino residents counting as South Burlington’s largest minority population. This community can find support at Servicios Latinos, an area non-profit agency that promotes Hispanic representation in employment, education, health, and housing.

2016 Presidential Election Results for Chittenden County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
50.4% 44.7% 4.9%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
214,796 19,141 448 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 1.3% since 2010


Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
43 20% 12% 7% 8%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
17% 54% 22%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
3.6% 2.7% 4.6% 1.6% 0.0% 89.8% 1.6%


Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
604 30 3


Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
3% 67% 14% 6% 8% 8%

South Burlington is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. This means that members of the community are accepted by the general public and can actively participate in public life without fear of bigotry. The city scores highly on the Human Rights Campaign’s municipal equality index, promising protection from discrimination based on sexuality in key areas like housing, employment, and public accomodations. LGBTQ+ residents and allies can visit the Pride Center of Vermont and Outright Vermont for support, resources, and a sense of LGBTQ+ community. The city also hosts an annual pride festival.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Fans of shopping will find plenty of retail options in South Burlington. The area has the state’s largest shopping center, University Mall, which contains more than 70 shops. The outdoor Church Street Marketplace brings walkable, downtown charm to the shopping experience, as well as more local flair and specialty small businesses.

In addition to these downtown delights, South Burlington offers a lush natural landscape for bikers, birdwatchers, and fishing enthusiasts. Hikers and cyclists can take to the terrain at Island Line Rail Trail, Wheeler Nature Park, and Winooski Gorge Park. Meanwhile, Leddy Beach, Lake Iroquois, and Shelburne Point boast scenic waterfront views. To overlook tranquil Lake Champlain, tourists and residents can visit Juniper Island Lighthouse, the oldest cast iron lighthouse still standing in the United States.

Located at the University of Vermont, the extensive Fleming Museum of Art immerses visitors in a collection of more than 20,000 works and artifacts from a wide range of cultures. Seniors can tour this impressive institution for a reduced admission price.


The city’s public transportation system, managed by Green Mountain Transit, has seven regular, ADA-accessible bus routes within Chittenden County. Additionally, travelers can take the bus to visit nearby counties, like the Capital District and Mad River Valley. The services are free for all riders.

Disclosure: A Place for Mom refers to "nursing home" here generally as an umbrella term to include assisted living facilities. It is not used to indicate that the facility meets official state requirements for level of care of a skilled nursing facility, as defined in that particular jurisdiction.

Frequently asked questions about Nursing Homes in Vermont

Gazebo Apartments, Keene Valley Neighborhood House and Elderwood Village at Ticonderoga are the top rated nursing homes near South Burlington, Vermont. See full list of communities.

There are 16 nursing homes near South Burlington, Vermont. See the full list.

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