Although Vermont is small compared to most US states, it is the second largest state in New England. The Green Mountain State has over 200 mountains over 2,000 feet in elevation. More than 75% of the state’s total area is not forested. Beneath the mountains and rolling hills full of trees are the valleys that support extensive agricultural production. It is the second least-populous state in the US which leaves plenty of open land for sale in Vermont. Lake Champlain forms half of Vermont’s western border. The city of Burlington lies on its shores and there are four entire Vermont towns located on some of Lake Champlain’s roughly 80 islands. Vermont is a great place to live according to many different sources. The United Health Foundation, ranked Vermont as the healthiest state in the US four years in a row. The city of Burlington is the best place to raise a family and the #1 city for men, according to Men’s Health. Burlington also made the National Geographic’s list for America’s Best Adventure Towns and Outside Magazine’s list of top ten cities for Outdoor Recreation. A popular area to look for lots for sale in Vermont is near the city of Burlington. Here, you are minutes from swimming, biking, boating and an hour from the ski slopes. You can hear live music every night, visit art galleries of watch a sporting events at one of the five colleges in the metro area.