WOODSTOCK, Vt., Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As the famed Vermont foliage season begins, many "leaf peepers" are planning their visits to the Town of Woodstock, VT. While there, some will find themselves wishing they could stay – but perhaps not realizing they can! Between the national trend toward telecommuting, the friendliness of the Town to small business, and the rise of a new era of entrepreneurs, life in Woodstock is more attainable than you may realize.
"Many of Woodstock's residents are former visitors who fell in love with the place, then figured out how they could make a life here," says Charlie Kimbell, Chair, Woodstock Economic Development Committee and local business owner. "Thanks to today's technology, you can escape the 'rat race' of major metro areas and move here, while retaining your career working for global companies. Add to that a truly extraordinary school system, a thriving cultural scene and classic small town safety, and Woodstock becomes the clear choice for many families."
The Woodstock school system is routinely recognized for its excellence, for example, the 9 out of 10 score from greatschools.org for the Woodstock Elementary School (WES), which boasts a well-equipped STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) lab with a full time STEM coordinator. In fact, WES presents a snapshot of what sets Woodstock schools apart from similarly-ranked systems: a sense of place, of stewardship for the beautiful environment that surrounds the town.
In a "handprinting" initiative, WES has partnered with the Harvard School of Public Health's Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise (SHINE). "This year, WES will take many steps to work toward being a sustainability school. Students will collect data on the weight of our trash, recycling, and compost to work toward diverting materials out of the waste stream. We will participate in the piloting of an app that calculates an organization's positive impact on the environment or handprint (opposite of a carbon footprint)," said WES Principal Maggie Mills.
Businesses in Woodstock are nearly all locally-owned, which means its residents are truly invested in maintaining the town's many attractions for new neighbors and tourists alike. Visit for the local cuisine, bucolic beauty, local ski areas and golf courses and the thriving arts community. But, stay and live here for the welcoming community, outstanding school system, and the homes whose prices are a pleasant surprise to anyone hailing from local metro areas.
Whether you're an executive for a major corporation, you're an entrepreneur serving clients nationally, or you start a restaurant that taps into the wealth of locally grown and produced ingredients, Woodstock is the perfect place to work, live and raise a family. Learn more about relocating here to raise your family or start your business: www.woodstockvt.com/move-to-woodstock. Join the conversation and learn about upcoming events this fall and beyond by following GoWoodstockVT on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram.
About Woodstock, Vermont
With the only national park in Vermont, a wide range of outdoor sports opportunities, fabulous restaurants, locally-owned boutiques and shops, a growing corporate community, numerous lodging establishments and stunning agricultural landscapes, Woodstock, VT has everything you need to live and vacation simply. Follow GoWoodstockVT on Facebook, on Twitter and on Instagram for lodging, dining, attractions, events and more for visitors and residents.
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