St. Louis is a historic metro area of 2.8 million with a family-friendly reputation and tight-knit communities. St. Louisans are super loyal to their hometown. Many return permanently after going away to school or living elsewhere. St Louis feels like home.
The area’s low cost of living and central U.S. location are draws for many, including companies looking to relocate. St. Louis businesses run the gamut from tech startups to global financial investment companies to aircraft manufacturers. Many Home Offices reside in St Louis. On a smaller scale, a homegrown local favorite is Blueberry Hill in the Loop, where the father of rock ‘n’ roll himself, Chuck Berry, wowed the crowds every month with his famous duck walk. The city is in love with their baseball team, the St Louis Cardinals! There is no other fan base in all of sports that compares the St Louis Cardinal fans!
The charm of St. Louis’ many unique neighborhoods will be a nice surprise to newcomers. Homes range in style from three-story Victorians to wood-framed farmhouses to traditional ranch and two-story colonials. St Louis has it all!
U.S. News analyzed 125 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there.
St. Louis, Missouri is ranked:
#81 in Best Places to Live
#79 in Best Places to Retire