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Local Information - Southern Vermont and Bennington County

Welcome to Southern Vermont and Bennington County. We pride ourselves on our knowledge of the Southern Vermont real estate market and everything our corner of the state has to offer! Having several native Vermonters on our staff of full-time realtors, Mahar McCarthy Realty can work with you for all of your real estate needs.

Owner of Mahar McCarthy Realty, Inc., and fourth-generation Vermonter, Kelley McCarthy, shares a few words about Southern Vermont:

It is really true that Vermont is the magic kingdom. Drive through Vermont in any season and you will revel in its natural beauty unpolluted by roadside trash, billboards or traffic congestion. Vermonters are known for their work ethic, independent politics and passion for their state that strives to maintain a healthy balance of pro-business and industry with a deep commitment to our environment. It is dotted with small towns and villages anchored with community life and our largest city, Burlington has only 42,545 people. The greater Bennington area is within a 42 mile drive to Albany, New York, known as the Capital Region. Albany has an international airport and a population of nearly 1 million people. Vermonters often say we have the best of both worlds, a state with only 623,000 people, yet great access to a metropolitan area.

Southwestern Vermont is an easy commute from Boston and New York. Many second home owners choose Bennington and Manchester for their proximity to these metropolitan areas due to the wide array of winter and summer recreational activities available here. Cultural events are first rate and you will be delighted with our home town farmers markets, music festivals, theater and museum events.


  • Vermont Craft Beer breweries
  • Farmers markets
  • Restaurants
  • Hiking trails
  • Alpine and Nordic skiing
  • Camping at Vermont State Parks 
  • Bennington Museum 
  • Stratton Mountain Ski and Golf Resort 
  • Park McCullough House 
  • Historical attractions

Owner/Principal Broker, Kelley McCarthy, and most of our real estate agents have lived in Southern Vermont for years. We are happy to spend time with you and share what Vermont has to offer.


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