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Why St Louis? Living in St. Louis: Big City Feel Without the Hassle

Experience the Diverse Community That’s #STLMade

Living in St. Louis you get the richness of a large metropolitan area at an affordable price and without the stress. This is where an outstanding cultural life, culinary scene, entertainment and professional sports meets Midwestern hospitality.

Our beautiful Gateway Arch National Park on the Mississippi River welcomes you to a vibrant downtown connected to a mix of culturally and architecturally diverse neighborhoods that stretches into the suburbs.

Visit popular attractions, like the Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum and Saint Louis Science Center – free of charge – in picturesque Forest Park, the largest urban park in the U.S. Take in a show at the outdoor Muny theatre or attend one of the many free events in the city throughout the year.

Sports fans living in St. Louis have plenty of chances to cheer on their favorite teams. St. Louis is home to the 2019 Stanley Cup Champions St. Louis Blues, 11-time World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals and the new St. Louis City SC.

Music and theater lovers can experience our world-renowned symphony, opera, and a variety of theater companies and concert venues that deliver the beauty of music and performance at an affordable price.

Enjoy the outdoors? Forest Park has numerous walking and biking trails, three golf courses, and tennis and racquetball courts. Explore the region beyond the city to find an extensive parks system and biking trails, craft breweries and wineries, lakes, caves, orchards, and more.

of America’s Best High Schools

Nearly 50 postsecondary two- and four-year institutions

local craft breweries

Fortune 1000 headquarters

median monthly rent

Housing costs 30% below the national average

A Great Home for You and Your Family

St. Louis boasts a high standard of living at a low cost. St. Louis ranked 7th in Forbes’ 2017 report on America’s Most Affordable Cities. And, a Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis report found St. Louis has a standard of living higher than 94% of U.S. metros. In fact, many companies and startups have relocated here for that reason.

Urban, suburban, small town and rural options are available to those living in St. Louis, with multiple options for singles and families at housing costs nearly 30% below the national average.

Traveling in and out of St. Louis is easy. The Lambert International Airport recently made more than $2 billion in upgrades and offers 245+ daily departures to 72 nonstop destinations to most major U.S. cities in less than three hours.

Within St. Louis, our integrated Metro light rail and bus system provide numerous mass transit options. Cycling is also a great option and BRDG Park provides secure storage for our bicycle commuters.

St. Louis also offers world-class universities and excellent K-12 public schools with more than 160 public school districts serving approximately 400,000 students.

Proud to Be STL Made

As part of the doers, thinkers, builders and creators, St. Louis offers an expansive network of flexibility and support to start and grow a business.

Learn more about the St. Louis Innovation Community