Are you considering relocating to the Northeast Kingdom (NEK)? Good choice!
Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom comprises the three northeastern-most counties of the state: Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans counties. Together, they make up a region rich in cultural history, stunning natural beauty, and opportunities for unparalleled outdoor recreation.
If you are considering a move to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, you are not alone. In the past 10 years, the region has become a favorite spot for people looking for a great place to live and work, while surrounded by one of the world’s most spectacular landscapes.
Our Northeast Kingdom offers something for everyone. There are scenic treasures of multi generational farms nestled among the hills, peaceful lakes and stunning sunsets, and the brilliant colors of fall that transform our Green Mountains into a brilliant masterpiece of art. Our neighborhoods offer a quiet sense of community where often the highlight of the week is the friendly rivalry game at the local high-school of whatever sport is in season. The people are friendly, and there is a strong sense of family heritage and focus throughout the small villages and towns.
But we are far more than just a beautiful place to visit. Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom offers a skilled, productive, and eager work force. The region offers an enviable quality of life that is easily accessible to major market centers, interstates and state highways. The area, in fact, has been singled out in a number of publications for its quality of life, welcoming business climate, safety, cultural organizations and educational institutions.
Situated at the transportation hub of interstates I-91 and I-93 and U.S. Routes 2 and 5, the Northeast Kingdom features vibrant downtowns, prime industrial sites with development potential and strong local schools, colleges, and tech centers. The region also is conveniently located to major markets in the U.S. and Canada.
The Northeast Kingdom is family-friendly in every way.
Our mountains, museums, parks, festivals, farms and communities offer a variety of activities for families to enjoy. Whether you want to take your kids skiing, hiking, to pick strawberries, or to the county fair, you’ll discover that Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom is a perfect place for a family.
Other recreational and arts organizations in the Northeast Kingdom: