St. Louis Ranks Among the Best Places to Live
St. Louis is a great city…
According to a U.S. News & World Report, St. Louis ranks among the best places to live in 2017, coming in at number 65 of 100 cities. The report analyzed metro areas in the U.S. to find the best places to live based on the quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there.
With an average sales price of homes well below the national average, the city is currently a buyer’s market and the cost of living in St Louis is affordable. You and your family will be able to find the perfect home in your desired neighborhood while sticking to your budget.
A few other reasons you should consider moving to St. Louis:
While St. Louis has a big-city vibe, it doesn’t come with the price tag of moving to large cities like New York, Chicago or Los Angeles. It’s listed as one of the top 20 most affordable cities in the country with a median home price of $150,000. If you’re moving to St. Louis, you’ll be able to settle in your dream home (and enjoy endless things to do) without breaking the bank.
There are four distinct seasons
When it comes to weather, St. Louis experiences all four seasons. In July and August, it’s hot and humid, and the winter months range from 20 to 40 degrees. But beware — the region is also prone to occasional extreme weather such as flooding and tornadoes.
There’s a growing job market
On top of affordability, St. Louis was also recently voted one of the best cities for young professionals by Forbes. The city offers growing tech, education and healthcare industries. Here are some of the best companies to work for in St. Louis in 2017:
-Reinsurance Group of America
-Edward Jones Financial
It’s one of the most charitable cities in America
Any local knows that residents take pride in their city. But what makes St. Louis a true gem is its eagerness to give. In fact, an impressive one-third of residents volunteer, making St. Louis the most giving city in America. In total, St. Louis residents donated 730 million hours of service in 2016 — adding up to more than $1.6 billion dollars!
It has a family-friendly atmosphere
If you’re looking for things to do in St. Louis with kids, you won’t have to look far. Families make up a significant portion of the community and nearly 30 percent of households include children under the age of 18. From museums and parks to baseball games, your options are endless.
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