South Burlington is a city in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. It is the 2nd-largest city in the state of Vermont and home to the headquarters of Ben & Jerry's and the state's largest mall, the University Mall. It is also one of the principal municipalities of the Burlington, Vermont metropolitan area.The city includes a central hub called City Center, which serves as the main business district. Residential neighborhoods surround City Center to the east and south. A mix of strip commercial and residential neighborhoods border Lake Champlain to the southwest. The city is in the planning and design phase of a redevelopment project to revitalize the City Center core.Vermont's largest airport, the Burlington International Airport, is located within the city limits, although it is owned by the neighboring City of Burlington–Vermont's most populous municipality. The airport serves as the base of the Vermont Air National Guard and an Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) of the Vermont Army National Guard.HistoryThe area of South Burlington was first granted by the Province of 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 came to be organized as a separate town with the name South Burlington in the same year, 1865. The town of South Burlington was later incorporated as a city in 1971.