Bradford is not only a wonderful place to work, it’s also a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Bradfordians are warm and friendly people, proud of their city and proud of their hospital. Physicians in the Bradford community are very respected, admired, and appreciated for their special work. It is truly a family centered and congenial place.
The City of Bradford sits in the heart of the Allegheny National Forest in close proximity to the 65,000-acre Allegany State Park. The countryside is a panorama of forests and picturesque waterways; its wooded hilltops overlook valleys sculptured by glaciers of the Ice Age.
The Bradford area boasts excellent public and private schools and is the home to the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. St. Bonaventure University in nearby Allegany, NY, with its Division I athletics program is only 25 minutes away. The region offers numerous recreational opportunities, especially for lovers of the outdoors. Holiday Valley in Ellicottville, NY, one of the top ski resorts in the east, is just 30 minutes away. Boating, fishing, camping, swimming, sailing, water skiing, and kayaking opportunities abound at nearby lakes and rivers, including the Kinzua Reservoir.
The nearby Allegheny National Forest provides a picturesque setting for hiking, cycling, camping, picnicking, swimming and rock climbing. Downtown Bradford is a registered historic district offering a rich and colorful history with eclectic architecture, shops and restaurants. Bradford Regional Airport provides easy access to northeastern cities.
For professional sports fans, the NFL’s Buffalo Bills and NHL’s Buffalo Sabres play in nearby Buffalo, NY. New York’s Finger Lakes wine country is just a short drive northeast of Bradford. Also nearby is the Chautauqua Institution, a world renowned center for the arts, education and life enrichment.
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