One of the great things about living and working in Middlesex County is the wide variety of living environments available to residents. From urban hubs to quiet suburbs to the rolling hills of the countryside, residents and their families don’t have to go far to find the perfect fit.
Melissa Houser, M.D. - Condo on the Lake, East Hampton
Commute: 15 minute drive to hospital, 2 minute walk to office
"A typical day starts with a sunrise run or bike ride along Lake Pocotopaug, then walking to my office across the street. I love running into my patients on the trail or at the grocery store! Living in the community where I practice gives me that feel-good, family medicine feeling..."
Chris Ahern, D.O. - Rustic House in the Country, Durham
Commute: 15 minute drive to either hospital or office
“We’re only 6 miles from the hospital yet we get real sense of natural beauty and agricultural living. I can be running on country roads within 3 minutes of running out my front door and we are working on growing our own food in our backyard. The weekly farmer's market on the town square is awesome and folks are friendly and supportive of us being the new folks on the road.”
Patrick Kehl, M.D. - Cottage in the Woods, Portland
Commute: 10 minute drive to either hospital or office
“The Meshomasic State Forest and the Shenipsit Trail start near my front door, and Great Hill Pond serves as my backyard. My home has everything I could need and want to feel at my utmost content.”
Monali Desai, M.D. - Storefront Apartment over a Frame Shop, Downtown Middletown
Commute: 5 minute bike ride or 8 minute walk to either hospital or office
“I love living on Main Street, right in the center of it all. I can walk to tons of restaurants and shops, the Farmer’s Market and the hospital!”
Mary Beth Van Siclen, M.D. - Suburban Home, Middletown
Commute: 5 minute drive to hospital or office
"Even though it's only a few miles from the hospital, it feels like I'm in another world when I'm at home. Our neighborhood is cute and friendly, with lots of kids out riding bikes and playing basketball. Everyone in the neighborhood knows everyone else, and there are block parties throughout the year that all are invited to. I originally planned to move after residency, but I don't think I could bear to leave - the sense of community is so wonderfully refreshing! It's a wonderful place to raise kids."