Sounds like your right next door pretty much. Vt isn't a big move, but jobs can be a bitch sometimes if you'd considered here. There's lots of land around for sale so just check local realtors ect in the area you're interested in just to get a handle on costs. Just remember the winter drives when you pick a base ops.
The North East Kingdom has some nice property, but off the beaten path so jobs are all 50 miles away,at least,but if you want to get of the beaten path or grid,,that's the place. Lots of old retired hippies up there ,, And beautiful if you're a woods person. Awful mud season up that way though, so plan on being stuck for 1-2 weeks each spring if you live in the mountains and on a back road in that area. That's our 5th season,,,Mud Season, and that area gets hammered.
If not,,, around Burlington or Essex is a good area if you have a really good skill set and want to be more towards something resembling civilization and night life, with Plattsburg NY just across the lake for more,,night life and Montreal just 60 miles North! And Southern Vt there's Brattleborough and Bennington and those areas have a fair job selection with Mass, and NH close by, with the Boston and NYC night life if you like that type of stuff. There's a bit of everything available actually , but you need some desirable/high demand skills to make a living in Vt.
best part,,,pretty decent gun laws and pretty good folks !!! The Real Vermonters are generally pretty good folks for the most part and don't want to be fussed with and will leave you alone if that's what you want, or they'll be there to help you out if you need help.
AND,,those are some of the reasons I passed on 2 different occasions when considering buying property in Upstate NY, APA, EPA,tax's, fucked up laws, fucked up people, on and on,,,,No Thanks I'd considered one property after returning from Nam,an old 1700's farmstead, and the other time, just a year -year and a half ago,a 100 acre hunting property for a camp a half dozen of us were going to go in on.
With NY like it is now,,,Boy am I glad I made the right decision and stayed in Vt !!