• About the Mid-South

Why live in the Mid-South?

The short answer to this question is: living is easier in the Mid-South. The areas of West Tennessee, East Arkansas and North Mississippi offer many benefits to physicians looking to join the BMG team. An added benefit is the culturally diverse Memphis metro area. With its thriving music and arts scenes, great restaurants, tranquil parks, professional sports and other perks, Memphis has all you could want in a place to call home.

Moving beyond the city limits, roads stretch in all directions toward even more opportunities, such as hills or the delta, rivers and lakes or regional music festivals and museums.

As a health care professional considering joining the BMG team, you deserve to know what to expect from living in the Mid-South. Here’s a brief overview:

Warm Weather

The Mid-South has a humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. Summer weather tends to be hot and humid, and afternoon and evening thunderstorms are frequent but short. Early autumn is pleasantly mild and dry. Moving into late autumn, the weather gets rainier and cooler. Winters are usually mild to chilly, with a January daily average temperature of 41.2° F.

Short Commutes

BMG doctors practice at more than 150 locations throughout the Mid-South in various cities, suburbs and towns. This means that you can easily live within a reasonable distance of where you practice medicine and enjoy a short commute.

Low Cost of Living

The cost of living in Memphis is 11.3 percent lower than the national average. Furthermore, the cost of housing in Memphis is 22.1 percent below the national average, and the cost of transportation is 6.5 percent below the average in the United States.

Friendly People

Not only is the South known for its hospitality, but multiple cities throughout the Mid-South have been ranked on friendliest cities lists by popular publications, such as the Huffington Post. Jackson and Natchez, Miss., rank especially high.

To explore more about different areas of the Mid-South and features you might enjoy, browse the selection of resources below. Choose a link to get a taste of the good life in store for you by joining BMG, or learn more about Baptist Medical Group now.

West Tennessee

East Arkansas

North Mississippi