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South Burlington

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South Burlington is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, in the United States. With an estimated population of 18,743 people in 2014, it is the second largest city in Vermont and is home to the headquarters of Ben & Jerry's. It is one of the principle cities of the Burlington metropolitan area.It is composed of multiple sets of suburban neighborhoods and a commercial center, which is in the process of being converted to a downtown along Market Street. It is also home to the state's largest mall, the University Mall. The city borders Lake Champlain and has a public park and beach, called "Red Rocks."HistoryThe area of South Burlington was first granted by New Hampshire as part of Burlington township on June 7, 1763.The town of Burlington was organized around 1785. In 1865, the unincorporated village of Burlington was chartered as a city. The remaining area of the town was then organized as a separate town with the name South Burlington. The town of South Burlington was later also incorporated as a city in the year 1971.GovernmentBudgets must be approved by voters.The city budget for 2007-08 was $18,321,479.The school budget for 2007-08 was $36,742,377.GeographyLocated in western Chittenden County, South Burlington is bordered by the city of Burlington to the northwest, Winooski and Colchester to the north, Essex to the northeast, Williston to the east, Shelburne to the south, and Shelburne Bay on Lake Champlain to the west. A large portion of Lake Champlain west of Burlington, extending west to the New York state line, is also part of South Burlington.
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