South of the resort town of Wilmington sits the town of Whitingham, VT, founded in 1770 by Nathan Whiting. Sitting high in the Green Mountains of southern Vermont, on the Massachusetts border, Whitingham is a 3-hour drive from Boston and a 4-hour drive from New York City. With elevations of 1500 to over 2000 feet, the rural atmosphere of Whitingham makes it great for X-country skiing, snow shoeing, snow mobiles and other winter sports while summers are comfortable for biking, hiking, sailing, boating and other water sports.
Whitingham is a mix of farmland and forests which makes for a beautifully diverse landscape. The forests are growing and are home to abundant wildlife and many land owners practice sustainable forestry, managing their forest for future generations. The Harriman Reservoir in Whitingham is an 8-mile long lake, wonderful for boating, fishing and swimming and has stunning views of the Green Mountains which rise right from the water’s edge.
Whitingham has enjoyed steady population growth within the past several decades and the town’s population is comrprised of people from many places. In the 2020 Census, the population was 1,344 people. Families living here for many generations are the town’s bedrock. The town’s second home owners come from the New York City area, Connecticut, New Jersey and Massachusetts and often eventually decide to live here full time realizing how lucky it is to live in a place with farms, mountains, forests, lakes, cows and of course maple syrup.
Currently Listed in Whitingham, Vermont