Southern Vermont is known for its beautiful fall foliage and plentiful outdoor adventures, like hiking and skiing. Nestled in the heart of New England, the region is rich with history, and residents can take advantage of an affordable housing market and cost of living. Major New England cities, like Boston, MA, are just a day trip away! Excellent school systems coupled with four seasons of recreational opportunities create the ideal location to consider putting down roots.
For medical professionals interested in relocation, there are currently openings through Optimum Permanent Placement. If you venture to Vermont, make sure to check out a few things from the “top 10” list that we’ve created!
Top 5 Dining
Black Rock Steakhouse– Experience a traditional steakhouse with a twist—all steaks, chicken, and seafood are served on “hot rocks,” a unique dining experience bursting with aroma and flavor!
The Pizza Stone–This delicious restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere, features live music, and serves specialty brick-oven pizzas.
Springfield Royal Diner–This popular, artifact-filled roadhouse serves true diner fare in an authentic, retro setting. Enjoy the fun atmosphere with jukeboxes and black and white checkered floors. The food is fresh and always served with a cheerful smile.
The Free Range–Using locally sourced breads, meat and produce, The Free Range provides a diverse offering of appetizers, soups, salads, and entrees. Executive chef and owner, Jason Tostrup, focuses on providing delicious seasonal dishes and capitalizes on local favorites, like maple syrup and apple cider. He has won Vermont Chef of the Year!
MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub–This former barn was transformed into a classic neighborhood tavern, boasting “Scottish Hospitality in the Hills of Vermont,” and now features authentic dishes and top-shelf Scotch and whiskey!
Top 5 Attractions
Wilgus State Park – This beautiful park is located on the banks of the Connecticut River, making it an ideal location for camping, boating, and fishing. Enjoy access to The Pinnacle Trail, a 1-mile loop with breathtaking views.
Wellwood Orchards–Locally owned and family operated, Wellwood Orchards grows and sells a variety of fruit on location. Check out the country store with homemade Vermont maple syrup, handcrafts, honey, and plenty of other novelty items.
Eureka Schoolhouse and Baltimore Covered Bridge–This little piece of history sits between Route 11 and Black River. Believed to have been built in 1785, the schoolhouse is the oldest in the state, carefully preserved and restored in the late 1900s.
The Great Hall–Exhibiting rotating artists, hosting concerts, and featuring holiday events, there’s always something new happening at The Great Hall!
Killington Ski Area–Killington offers skiers and riders of all abilities 22 lifts to cover a variety of terrain and well-groomed trails. Off the slopes, the mountain resort hosts bands, festivals, and competitions in addition to tubing, snowshoeing, spa treatments, and biking in the summer. Visit the surrounding area to check out the abundance of stores and restaurants.
Interested in learning more about permanent opportunities in southern Vermont? Contact Optimum Permanent Placement Services at 603.288.1473 to connect with a knowledgeable recruiter, and check out our blog for the latest news and other helpful information.