Family Medicine/ Internal Medicine Opportunities –Lexington, KY
Various practice opportunities located around the greater Lexington, KY area. Join this well respected Health System. Option of setting up a practice or joining an existing practice. Live in Lexingtonor give yourself space if you choose to live out in the country. Many options here. Outpatient practices with Hospitalist support in the community. Health System is hiring due to expansion within the primary care arena. Check out why you would want to live in Lexington, KY!
Lexington, at the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass Region, is a very special city and a wonderful place to live. "Top 10 Reasons to Live in Lexington"
Proximity to Louisville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Nashville and Knoxville - Sometimes referred to as a "big small town", Lexington retains a great deal of small town charm despite its rank asKentucky's 2nd largest city. But, no matter how great Lexington is, it's nice to know that you have easy access to other major metropolitan areas, and Lexington is located within a few hours of many. Low Crime Rate - With a lower-than-average crime rate, Lexington is a city where people feel safe walking around the city at night and with good reason. Shopping and Dining - For a city of its size, Lexington offers a plethora of shopping opportunities. Featuring the largest mall in the state (Fayette Mall), Lexington boasts dozens of national chain stores as well as numerous boutique and specialty stores scattered throughout this pretty, historic city. In the area of dining, Lexington, which is purported to rank among the top in the nation for restaurants per capita, features not only dozens of national chain restaurants, but also features a large number of unique, locally-owned eateries as well.
Strong Economy - With its abundance of healthcare, government and technology jobs, the Lexington economy is one of the nation's most stable. Economists have referred to Lexington as having "a fortified economy, strong in manufacturing, technology and entrepreneurial support, benefiting from a diverse, balanced business base".
As of July 2008, the Lexington Metro Area had an unemployment rate of only 5.4%, compared to a national average of 6.1%. Due, in part, to its strong economy, Lexington has been named to several national lists as one of the country's most desirable places to live: it was named the 5th best city for "Businesses and Careers" in 2008 by Forbes Magazine, and the 5th best city for Young Professionals in 2008 by Kiplinger.
Lots of Greenspace
If you've ever been to Lexington, KY, you won't have to wonder why the city is known for its natural, scenic beauty. Strict zoning enforcement helps ensure the city continues to grow at a moderate rate while helping to ensure it continues to exhibit the charming southern horse-farm atmosphere we're famous for.
Other outdoor attractions include six public golf courses, several private golf courses, three dog parks, two public 18-hole disc golf courses and a public skate park at Woodland Park, featuring 12,000 sq ft of ramps, bowls, platforms and pipes.
Cost of Living
For the 3rd year in a row, Lexington, KY has been ranked 3rd among mid-sized cities as having the lowest cost of living in the United States. In a report compiled by KPMG LLC, Lexington ranks exceptionally well when comparing several factors, including the cost of transportation, property taxes and how much people pay for electricity.
In 2008, Lexington was also named 5th on Forbes' list of "Best Places for Businesses and Careers." This ranking was based on comparing several factors, including the rate of job and income growth, cost of living, cost of doing business, crime rate, number of universities, the level of educational attainment and the variety of culture and leisure activities.
On average, in 2008, Lexington had a cost of living 14% lower than the national average while consistently ranking among the top in the nation for quality of life and economic stability.
One of the factors considered by Forbes Magazine when naming Lexington 5th on their list of "Best Places for Business and Careers" was Lexington's excellent level of housing affordability.
Along with the stability the Lexington market offers, you'll also find a great deal of value for your money. The median home price in August, 2008 was a mere $152,900, and the average home price is $75,000 lower than the national average. Unlike in many areas of the country, it's possible in Lexington to get a very nice house for under $200,000 and an executive-level home for about $300,000.
Educated Residents Lexington,
According to the most recent U.S Census, is one of the most educated cities in the nation. Of those over the age of 25, 22.4% have bachelor's degrees, 11.4% have master's degrees and 3.1% have an advanced professional degree. The census indicated Lexington ranks 10th in the nation in a list of the country's most educated cities with a population of more than 250,000, ranked by percentage of residents 25 or over holding bachelor's degrees.
With two traditional universities (University of Kentucky and Transylvania University) and several smaller colleges located in Lexington, educational opportunities abound. In k-12 education,Lexington offers a strong public school system and a variety of private schools to fit the needs of virtually all families with children.
Although the world-famous Kentucky Derby is held in nearby Louisville, it's Lexington that's known as the "Horse Capital of the World." Home to several highly-acclaimed thoroughbred horse farms, numerous Kentucky Derby winners have been bred and raised in Lexington and the Fayette County countryside is dotted with beautiful horse farms with their picket fences and gently rolling hills. The city boasts two horse-racing tracks -- Keeneland and the Red Mile, which is the 2nd oldest horse racing track in the nation.
If you're looking for a place with four distinct seasons, Lexington is the place for you! With an average temperature of 54.9 °F, you'll find moderate winters with occasional snow, warm summers with moderate night-time temperatures and wonderfully comfortable springs and falls -- both of which last 2-3 months in this region.
Summers in Lexington can become fairly humid, but with temperatures in July and August typically maxing out in the upper 80's, you'll find the weather quite appealing winter, spring, summer and fall! Extended periods of high heat, pouring rain, freezing cold and large accumulations of snow are rare.
The friendliness of a city is something you simply can't measure on a computer, but we all know it when we experience it. You know people are friendly when they make eye contact and say, "Hi" in the elevator; when people not only go out of their way to give you directions, but you become friends somewhere between "turn left where by the big tree" and "go right by the white picket fence."