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New North End Don’t let the ’burbs-y vibe fool you. Thanks to its beaches, parks and affordability, the New North End is a desirable, up-and-coming area of Burlington. MAIN DRAG: North Avenue JR

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HISTORY: Largely developed during the 1950s as a postwar suburban extension of BTV, the NNE is Burlington’s most populous neighborhood and the only part of town that ever elects Republicans to Sen. Bernie the city council Sanders and and state fans outside legislature. But its Hannaford demographics are shifting, in part because twentyand thirtysomethings looking for starter homes are being priced out of the rest of Burlington. The area’s diminutive dwellings are among the only relatively affordable housing left in town.

FUN FACT Sen. Bernie Sanders lives here (while he’s in Vermont, anyway) and can sometimes be spotted shopping at the North Avenue Hannaford. LANDMARKS • The 40-foot-tall Ethan Allen Tower sits atop the city’s highest point, offering bird’s-eye views of Lake Champlain, the Green Mountains and the Adirondacks. • The pastoral trails at Ethan Allen Homestead are ideal for a quiet stroll in the summer and crosscountry skiing in the winter. • Bessery’s Butcher Shoppe & Delicatessen has been a beefy NNE institution since 1963. SEE & DO • Bring your pup to the Starr Farm dog park, one of the city’s biggest and most popular. • Play … pretty much anything at Leddy Park. It features fields for baseball, softball and soccer, as well as tennis, pickleball, handball and volleyball courts. There’s also a year-round ice rink, a beach and a large wooded area. • Avoid the crowds downtown and dine at La Boca Wood Fired Pizzeria. If there’s a wait, sample the suds next door at Simple Roots Brewing.

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