Life in Memphis for Baptist’s OB-GYN Residents

Memphis skyline

Those considering Baptist’s OB-GYN Residency Program will enjoy exploring Memphis life. One of the reasons why people find living in Memphis, Tennessee, to be so great is the price of living. The city’s cost of living is 18% lower than the national average and has a typically low unemployment rate. Homes in the area have a median price of $93,700 and median rent of $842, which makes living here perfect, no matter your stage in life. Memphis is also home to several major employers and corporations, including FedEx, AutoZone, ServiceMaster, International Paper, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, so job opportunities with good companies are widely available for spouses.

The Memphis Redbirds (MiLB), Memphis Grizzlies (NBA), Memphis 901FC (USL) and University of Memphis Tigers basketball and football (NCAA) all call this city home. In fact, most of Memphis’ sports teams play within less than a mile of each other. The Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis Tigers men’s basketball team play at FedExForum, and the Redbirds and 901FC play their games in AutoZone Park, just two blocks north of FedExForum. The University of Memphis Tigers football team calls the historic Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium home. If you’re feeling the need for speed, Memphis International Raceway has everything from drag racing to autocross. And Memphis is home to the prestigious World Golf Championships – FedEx St. Jude Invitational tournament, which brings the world’s top 50 professional golfers to the Bluff City each year. And, of course, Memphis is the proud home of the National Civil Rights Museum, mouthwatering barbecue, Beale Street, and the blues.

There’s a lot to see, hear, taste and do in Memphis, and you never have to go far to enjoy all this city has to offer.