In addition to the exceptional health care provided by SIH, there are many advantages to living in southern Illinois. The cost of living is generally lower when compared to larger metropolitan areas. Light traffic, a small town atmosphere, safe communities with quality elementary and secondary schools are excellent assets in southern Illinois.
Many of the amenities that you may find in larger cities are found right here in southern Illinois. Fine dining establishments, cultural events, performing art theatres, large shopping centers and the river boat casinos are just the beginning. For outdoor lovers, southern Illinois offers a wide array of recreational opportunities including: hiking, boating, camping, fishing and rock climbing.
Southern Illinois is also the home of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, as well as several other first-rate community colleges.
If you enjoy weekend get-aways, southern Illinois is close to many destinations within a reasonable driving distance.
- St. Louis, Missouri - 2 hours
- Evansville, Indiana - 2 hours
- Nashville, Tennessee - 3 hours
- Paducah, Kentucky - 1 hour
- Memphis, Tennessee - 3 hours
- Cape Girardeau, Missouri - 1 hour