casual.weekdayI currently live around the corner from West Mountain in NY, but take the extra drive up to Gore each weekend.
I want to move to either Vermont or New Hampshire after college (staying east coast 100%), and want to be fairly close to a city, nice sized yard, 2+ acres, but still be able to get to a decent sized hill in less than 30 mins.
I was thinking Londonderry area because 10 minutes to bromley, 4 minutes to Magic, and 45 to Okemo, but it might be a little far south for me. Anyone know some nice towns up near Sugarbush/ Mad River Glen /Stowe?
I am assuming you are a young college graduate looking for a "real" job (not ski bumming job) so bear with me here.
Because you are going to be looking for a corporate (white collar) job, your best bet is look into the towns surrounding Burlington or Montpelier. This includes Winooski, Essex, Colchester, Jericho, Underhill, Charlotte, Hinesburg, St. George, Richmond, Bolton, etc. for Burlington, or Berlin, Barre, East Montpelier, Waitsfield, Warren, Duxbury, Moretown, Fayston, Northfield, or Roxbury for Montpelier.
These towns will not have great night life, but if you are close to Burlington you can take a taxi/uber in and out of the city relatively easily. I do not know what Montpelier is like at night, so I cannot comment on that.
One thing to keep in mind is that the closer you live to a resort, the higher taxes you are likely to pay. A VT resident may be able to explain why, but it has to do with taxes and public education funds (I believe).
If you live in one of those surrounding towns you are close to MRG, Stowe, Sugarbush, Smuggs, Bolton, and Middlebury Snowbowl.
If you do not need a corporate job, just pick a town north of Montpelier and south of St. Albans.