Living in the Danby, Vermont Area

Wallingford, Mt. Tabor, Tinmouth and Danby are situated in a picturesque valley between the Taconic and Green Mountain range of Vermont. The towns are conveniently situated equidistant from the commercial hubs of Rutland and Manchester.

Peaceful Roads and Fabulous Views. Convenient to Rutland and Manchester.

Nestled along a valley corridor between the Taconic and Green Mountain range, and halfway between the commercial hubs of Rutland and Manchester (20 minutes to each), you find the historic and bucolic farm, marble and mountain towns of Danby, Wallingford, Mt. Tabor and Tinmouth.  This kind of proximity means that you can enjoy small-town and rural living without giving up the arts and entertainment, shopping, dining, and frequent events found in these larger population centers.

Outdoor Activities and Wildlife Galore!

With Dorset Peak, part of the Taconic mountain range, on the area’s southern border, and the Green Mountains looming from the east, there is never a shortage of incredible views and outdoor activities to enjoy.

In the winter you can enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Residents and visitors alike have access to world-class skiing and snowboarding at five major ski resorts that are within 45 minutes or less of the area – Killington, Pico, Okemo, Stratton and Bromley.

And the rest of the year, there is plenty of hiking, biking, fishing, and caving to enjoy. Visit the Green Mountain National Forest and you may spot some local wildlife, including moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and beavers. The forest has three nationally designated trails, including parts of the Appalachian Trail. With peaceful roads and fabulous views, even driving around will be an experience you won’t want to miss.

Home of World-Famous Danby Marble!

These four towns share a valley in the foothills of the fabulous Green Mountain National Forest, with a long history of agriculture and dairy farming. But the area is world-famous for the mining of marble that goes back to the early 1800s. Danby has the largest underground marble mine in the world and marble from the mines in the area have been the building blocks of structures not just in the U.S., but also around the world. Danby marble 

Charming Villages and Friendly Proprietors, Plus Easy Access to Everything Else!

All four towns have quintessential Vermont-style villages complete with a general store, post office, restaurants, gas stations, houses of worship, specialty stores and more. As a result, all the essentials you need are right around the corner. But when you need more, everything you’d ever want can be found within a short drive of the area. Groceries, hardware, specialty, pharmacy, malls, more restaurants and even branded outlet stores are all conveniently available within a 20-minute drive. 

Excellent Public and Private Schools

An excellent public elementary, middle and high school are available in the Danby area.

Danby Area Elementary and Middle Schools

Currier Memorial School (Danby and Mount Tabor): This PK-5 school has a little over 100 students and is dedicated to supporting students and families in any way they can. This commitment to serving the community results in a great learning environment for the kids to grow.

Tinmouth Elementary School: A highly-rated public school located in Tinmouth, VT with around 50 students in grades PK-6 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1.

Wallingford Elementary School: A public school located in Wallingford, VT with approximately 150 students in grades PK-6.

Private Schools: Mountain View Christian Academy is a grade 3-7 private Christian school located on Danby Pawlet Road. Other private schools are found in Manchester and Rutland.

Danby Area Junior and Senior High Schools

Depending on which town you live, your student will attend one of the following public middle and high schools. Residents of Danby and Mount Tabor have school choice for middle school and high school.

Rutland Middle and High Schools are highly-rated schools with a great student-teacher ratio. They feature team sports, clubs, and music for a wide array of extracurricular activities.

Mill River Union Middle and High School: A highly-rated public school located in North Clarendon, VT with 430 students in grades 7-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1.

Burr and Burton Academy (Manchester): Independent High School, considered by many as the best high school in the state, free tuition for Danby and Mount Tabor residents.

Getting Here and There

The Danby area is situated halfway between Rutland and Manchester, Vermont along State Route 7. The area is within 4 hours of all the major metropolitan areas of the northeast. 

The region is served by train in nearby Albany, New York (approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes away), providing easy and reliable access to New York City. The closest major international airport is also in Albany, and there is a regional airport close by in Rutland, Vermont (25 minutes away) with daily service to Boston.

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