Rutland is located in the central western part of the state, about 20 miles east of the New York state line and 70 miles south of Burlington. The city is also located within close proximity to great natural attractions, such as Lake George, White Mountain National Forest, and Rutland City Forest.
Rutland is surrounded by a number of other municipalities that are also called Rutland, so as you start your apartment search, make sure you’re looking at rental properties in “Rutland City” rather than “Rutland Town,” “Center Rutland,” or “West Rutland.” So, you know, don't get the Rut's mixed up.
If you’re moving to Vermont for outdoor recreation, you’ll obviously find yourself with plenty to do around here. Meanwhile, Rutland also has some great small town attractions, including a lovely historic downtown, two shopping centers, and great medical facilities. The college of St. Joseph, located in the western portion of town, keeps the area young with its 500 undergraduates.
Your new city has a low cost of living (for Vermont) and a fairly decent safety record. This means that you shouldn’t have any trouble finding safe, cheap apartments for rent throughout many of Rutland’s desirable neighborhoods.
Unlike many other similarly sized cities, Rutland’s downtown is one of its safest areas. The apartments rentals around here are mostly situated above charming and historic retail or commercial spaces. Two bedrooms in this area generally range from $700 to $850.
Northwest of the city center, you’ll find more great, safe neighborhoods that tend to be quieter than the downtown. The apartment rentals in this area feature everything from studio apartments to two bedrooms. Additionally, you can find some really nice, slightly newer rental homes here as well. Two bedrooms in this neighborhood range from $650 to $850.
Because St. Joseph’s is located south of the city center, you can find a few rentals in this area with a short term lease. Many of these rentals are available in small apartment complexes and duplexes. Two bedrooms here range from $600 to $800.
If you’re looking for furnished apartments for rent, direct your search just outside of the city limits in Rutland Town. Here you’ll find a development that offers extended stay suites of various sizes. Two bedrooms here range from $900 to $1,000 a month.
If you’re relocating to Rutland with a four-legged friend, allow yourself plenty of time to secure a pet friendly rental. While there are a few rentals that are both cat and dog friendly, many downtown-area apartments and rental homes throughout town have strict no pet policies.
So welcome to Rutland! Enjoy all that this scenic, affordable Vermont town has to offer.