MedPro International is placing foreign-educated healthcare professionals in exciting positions throughout the United States. This week we take a closer look at St. Johnsbury, Vermont, a rural community located 48 miles south of the U.S.−Canada border.
‘Maple Center of the World’
Situated in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, St. Johnsbury, not Canada, was bequeathed the nickname “Maple Center of the World.” Home to the Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, the largest maple syrup packer in the U.S., St. Johnsbury’s maple-making history dates back more than 100 years. But this picturesque town is more than just history and sweet treats.
St. Johnsbury’s unemployment (3.7 percent) is below the national average (6.0 percent). Healthcare and social assistance businesses are the top employers in St. Johnsbury, with 17.9 percent of the town’s population working in those fields compared to the national average of 13.8 percent. Educational services (15.3 percent) is the second most popular employer, followed by retail (12.0 percent) and manufacturing (11.8). NSA Industries leads all manufacturers in St. Johnsbury, bringing in $29.0 million annually.
St. Johnsbury boasts all the qualities associated with small-town living, though both Montreal and Boston are just a short three-hour drive away.
- St. Johnsbury’s population: 7,380 per the Census.
- St. Johnsbury’s median home value: $149,000, national median value: $229,800
- St. Johnsbury’s median rent: $762, national average: $1,096.
- Crime rates per 100,000 residents. St. Johnsbury burglary (323.4) and nationwide (500.1). St. Johnsbury assault (210.9) and nationwide (282.7).
- St. Johnsbury School District offers Pre-K – 8th Grade.
- High school students can take school voucher options to attend one of the best private high schools in Vermont, St. Johnsbury Academy.
‘Best small town for outdoor adventure’
Named the “Best small town for outdoor adventure” by National Geographic Adventure, residents enjoy a variety of activities year-round. Biking, hiking, boating, sailing, ice skating, the options are endless for those in search of fun amid the area’s natural beauty. Check out these highlights of the many attractions in St. Johnsbury.
Historic Walking Tour Main Street is adorned with some of St. Johnsbury’s most picturesque Victorian architecture from the 1800s. Take a historic walking tour and see favorites such as the Fairbanks Museum, the St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Caledonia County Courthouse, and more.
The Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) This 93-mile-long, four-season, multi-purpose trail follows the former Lamoille Valley Railroad (LVRR) rail line. The trail crosses five counties and connects 18 towns, and is open year-round for walking, jogging, cycling, and horseback riding.
St. Johnsbury Town Forest Just outside the downtown district, the forest contains a network of trails along the Moose River and hillside above St. Johnsbury.
St. Johnsbury Distillery Come for a cocktail tasting in the speakeasy-style tasting room; stay to watch rum made through the windows overlooking the distillery, and leave with your own bottle of maple or elderflower rum.
Moose River Lake & Lodge Store Jewelry, paintings and folk art, clothing, wine, furniture, and gifts, the Moose River Lake & Lodge Store has exotic and practical gifts for family, friends, and yourself.
Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Northern New England’s museum of natural history holds more than 30,000 objects, including historical artifacts, archival photographs, and ethnological treasures.
Pica Pica Stop by Pica Pica, voted by Food & Wine magazine as one of the Best Places to Eat in 2022. Pica Pica serves authentic Filipino cuisine featuring dishes such as adobo, lumpia, pancit, dinuguan, and kare-kare.
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