The thriving town of Williston is located in Chittenden County, just a few miles east of Burlington, Vermont. With 7,650 residents registered at the 2000 Census, Williston is modest compared to many of it’s neighbors, but is one of the most rapidly growing towns in the state, a tribute to its vibrant local economy. Williston enjoys a diverse setting, from the business district on Williston Road and the retail center of Taft’s Corners to the quiet village on Route 2A and the hill and farm country beyond. With such multifaceted amenities, Williston has it all.
Williston has a fine educational system with two schools, the Allen Brook Pre K-4 and the Williston Central School K-8. Williston's high school students attend the Champlain Valley Union High School (CVU) in nearby Hinesburg. CVU is the second largest high school in Vermont, with about 1,400 students, and has a respectable academic reputation. In fact, in 2008, CVU had the second highest graduation rate of any public school in Chittenden County. In character with the strong sense of community typical of Vermont, students in CVU’s Presidential Honors Society and Key Club are encouraged to become involved in a wide array of community service opportunities. And as an added bonus, unique language courses, such as Greek, Latin and Chinese, are offered to students interested in broadening their linguistic expertise.
CVU is classified as a D-1 school in athletics, with a wide variety of traditional men’s and women’s sports, including many winter sports such as Alpine Skiing and the Snowboard Club. The CVU Redhawks are a highly competitive group, especially in soccer, where they have won an amazing six state championships since 2002! A relatively new addition to CVU's superb athletic program debuted in 2004 with the addition of a men’s football team, which currently competes in the D-2 class.
Williston residents are also within easy commuting distance of the University of Vermont (UVM), the Community College of Vermont (CCV), and Saint Michael's College. The Vermont Technical College, which offers degrees in Nursing, Dental Hygiene, and many others, has campuses conveniently located in Tafts Corners.
Town Life and Activities
Williston offers a diverse array of activities suited for the whole family. For the outdoor enthusiast, the Allen Brook Nature Trail and the Mud Pond nature area offer opportunities for hiking and fishing, without the hassle of a long drive. There are also three public parks in town, Brennan Park, Rossignol Park, and Williston Community Park, offering amenities such as horseshoe pits, playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts, and baseball fields. Williston Community Park also has two sand volleyball courts and a skating rink, and is connected to the village bike path. And of course, for those cold winter months, Williston is less than an hour's drive from many of the top ski resorts in the region.
The Parks and Recreation department offers programs for all ages, from pre-school to seniors. With summer day camps for children, golf lessons for adults, youth soccer leagues, and many, many more, in Williston there is an activity suited for everyone. The town also has the Dorothy Alling Memorial Library, located in the village off of Route 2, which loans out books and videos, and offers a variety of community-centered programs, including the always popular Kid’s Knitting Club!
Williston may be a quaint town, but in 2007 it lead the state of Vermont in retail sales! People from all over Chittenden county come to Williston to shop and dine at the retail center at Taft ‘s Corners, or to catch a movie at the modern Majestic 10 theater. The town has many major retail outlets like Best Buy, Walmart, and Toys "R" Us. There are plenty of great places to eat too, like the italian bistro Three Tomatoes and Texas Road House, serving classic American fare.
Williston is also conveniently located close to many of the largest employers in the region. UVM, Fletcher Allen Healthcare, IBM, GE Healthcare, and General Dynamics are all within fifteen minutes or less from Williston. Burlington, the largest city in the state, is only a few minutes drive down the road, allowing residents easy access to its multitude of businesses and employers.
Williston is served by Routes 2 and 2A, and has it’s own exit off Interstate 89. CCTA (Chittenden County Transportation Authority) runs bus routes through Williston, connecting it to transportation hubs in Burlington and Essex. The Essex transportation terminal provides rail services by Amtrak, and the Burlington Greyhound terminal on Pine street provides bus services throughout New England. Williston is also only minutes away from the Burlington International Airport, which offers commercial flights on Continental, Delta, JetBlue, and others.
Williston has the distinction of being both a community-friendly small town and a hotbed for business opportunity. So whether you are looking for the perfect place to raise a family or the ideal location to begin or expand your business, Williston offers both in one of the most picturesque settings New England has to offer.
Enjoy year round the expansive views and amazing sunsets over Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks from the vista of this impressive custom hilltop Contemporary set on 1.95 acres. This home boasts architectural details, extensive hardwood floors and light filled rooms. The fantastic chef's kitchen offers a top of the line Viking double oven range, Sub-zero refrigerator & Italian marble counters. The morning sun kitchen has a wall of windows which overlooks a private bluestone patio. Wake up in the master suite to incredible year-round views and includes an exercise/office area plus travertine tiled bath. Unwind in the walkout lower level home theater that's wired with 6.1 surround sound and boasts bamboo flooring. The 3 other bedrooms offer plenty of space; one even has its own bath. This beautifully appointed home is easily accessible to I-89, is only a 10 minute commute to downtown Burlington and Lake Champlain as well as 45 minutes to several ski areas and the Green Mountains.
Privacy is yours in this exclusive custom designed home. Red Birch kitchen cabinets with granite counters, copper tiles on back splash, all set on wider hickory floors. Vaulted ceilings in this great room with gas fireplace, surround sound, HD cables, exceptional lighting, air exchanger, security system and more! 1st floor master has luxury and convenience in mind with built-in cabinets, walk-in closet, and luxurious master bath. Three bedrooms on the second floor share a great room/family space on second floor. Each bedroom has its own bathroom! The three-season porch overlooks a wooded area bounded by Lake Iroquois Recreational District; the original sugar house is out back and will remain. If the 2-car garage isn't enough, there is a 3-bay detached garage measuring 42x36 with room for 4 more cars and storage galore. The generator is wired for automatic response. This site is part of larger parcel. Additional acreage available to qualified purchaser
Exceptional 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath home on 3.5 acres with lovely views of Camel's Hump and Lake Iroquois, with easy access to the lake. Impeccably designed, built, and maintained with exposed post and beam construction and expansive, open interior that features high ceilings and dramatic beauty. The master bedroom suite has an outdoor balcony and jacuzzi. The spacious kitchen has cherry cabinets, granite countertops, and an open, engaging ambiance. Their is central air, radiant heat, and central vac throughout the house. The very spacious and heated 3 car garage has all the room any family would need for vehicles, lawn and sports equipment and storage. There is an expansive family room downstairs with a fireplace and generous room for everyone to play pool ping-pong, work out and enjoy movies. The space is easily convertible to create an inviting in-law suite with separate entrance. The hillside lot has beautiful lawns and the house is set back nicely from the road.
Character, Sophistication and Charm await you at this architecturally designed, quietly elegant, 4 bedroom home built by HUBBARD Construction. Quality throughout from the spacious gourmet kitchen with durable beauty, the master suite with jetted tub, steam shower and huge closet, the home office and 2 bedroom in-law apartment (both with own separate entrance) to the sunroom with cathedral ceiling. Beautiful decks, covered porches and professional landscaping add to make this a spectacular home. Do not miss seeing this special home.
West views to Lake Champlain! Priced below new 2013 appraisal of $800,000. One owner custom built home that has been loved and cherished and it shows! Vaulted ceiling sunroom opens to kitchen, 10 ceilings in living room & master bedroom with views to the lake. Open floor plan throughout. Specialty-In Law Suite is a bonus! 900 additional sq. feet on the third floor is perfect for kid's space too! Includes family room, kitchen and full bath. Large & very private 2.26 acre lot, out building workshop/garage could be finished, decks, covered porch, stone walls, patio and waterfall!
Custom TBB home by Sheppard Custom Homes - Quality throughout - custom features. Their home plan or yours, can customize to your liking. Granite kitchen, gas fireplace, stainless appliances, 9' ceilings, tray ceilings, jetted tub and tile shower in master. Hardwood, open floorplan, wonderful neighborhood with spectacular views. Close to all amenities yet a country feel. Very desirable neighborhood. Now is the time to build you dream home.
Exterior repainted, landscaping done & the pool is open! This impeccably decorated & beautifully maintained home has it ALL: Newer hardwood floors installed throughout whole house w/polished concrete floors in basement. Gourmet kitchen w/granite counter tops, marble tile floor, large center island/breakfast bar overlooking the gas fireplace in family room w/custom built-ins & walk-out to the sun room. Impressive master suite with tray ceilings, sitting/reading area, large walk-in closet, & luxurious bathroom w/oversized soaking tub, walk-in shower & dual sinks. Fully finished walkout basement w/wet bar that opens to a serene in-ground pool surrounded by lush landscaping & slate patio. Enjoy the sounds of the nearby brook. Basement has extra rooms w/windows overlooking pool & backyard. Room for play areas, pool table, TVs & more. Gorgeous designer finishes throughout. 2 master suites for in-laws or guests. Located in prestigious Meadowridge neighborhood, minutes to Tafts Corners & I-89.
Private aerie for artist, naturalist, woodworker - a magic 38 acre wooded setting with trails. Understated facade conceals surprising large interior spaces. Lots and lots of light, intimate screened porch, walkout lower level with wonderful au pair, caregiver or studio potential (designed and plumbed for another bedroom and bath). Most doorways are 3 feet wide. High quality by Northeast Construction, glorious windows...you won't want to leave.
Located in desirable Meadow Ridge neighborhood, this grand home on 2.2 acres offers spectacular Adirondack Mountain Views. Boasting a unique open floor plan with 5 bedrooms, 4 baths and 4,400+ sq. ft. of living space, there's plenty of room for everyone. An abundance of windows in the formal dining room & family room offer much natural light. The kitchen includes a custom designed counter/bar with a huge picture window for more magnificent views! Vaulted ceiling and skylights in formal living room is a charming space to entertain, with a wood burning fireplace for colder nights. You'll find stunning views from the master bedroom, complete with master bath with jacuzzi tub and double closets. Wrap-around deck off the family room is perfect for relaxing & enjoying Vermont's beauty. Finished walk-out basement ideal for rec, media or game rooms. 2 car attached garage, central vacuum & laundry room rounds out the additional amenities for easy living. Truly a special place to call home!
Great location in popular Ledgewood neighborhood. Our executive home sits on just under an acre, adjoining 47+ acres of common land. Bright and sunny our open floor plan features a front to back living room with a 3 sided fireplace. The oversized dining room is perfect for large family gatherings. Open kitchen with granite topped island and adjoining breakfast nook with desk area. Two story front foyer and large family sized mudroom. 4 bedrooms up, master with great bath and bonus room for office or play. Walk out lower level with wet bar, 2nd family room, office and bath. Enjoy the 3 car garage, beautiful in ground pool with stone walls, fire pit all on a great lot.
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