The Gateway to the West, St. Louis is a “little big city” that blends the best of rural and urban living with its vintage buildings, historic metro areas, thriving startup scene, and vibrant nightlife. It recently ranked number 2 in “Glassdoor’s 25 Best Cities for Jobs in 2018” list, netting a 3.5 out of 5 job satisfaction rating from the employees surveyed by the site.
Here are six reasons why the honor is well-deserved.
What do the St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art Museum, and Missouri History Museum have in common? You can see all these top attractions for free! In fact, there are so many free attractions here, a week won’t nearly be enough time to enjoy all of St. Louis’ free charms. Want to experience all the lovely things the city has to offer at zero cost? Here’s a comprehensive list from National Geographic.
St. Louis offers one of the best “city living” environments in the country, with Central West End as its crowning glory. Residents in the neighborhood get to enjoy living near universities, excellent dining options, and a bustling downtown. The area is also in close proximity to an outstanding array of cultural venues and the beautiful Forest Park. And with the city’s median home value at under $200,000, affordable housing is an inherent feature of the St. Louis real estate landscape.
St. Louis is known as a “20-minute city” where everything you could possibly need is within a reasonable distance. Whether you have your own car or prefer to use public transportation, getting around St. Louis is a cinch.
From blues clubs to wine bars to sports bars, St. Louis has it all. Check out Planter’s House on Mississippi Avenue for refreshing cocktails. For a really affordable happy hour, stop by Tower Pub on Morgan Ford Road. Fancy some al fresco drinking? Give McGurk’s a try. And if all you want is a beer served at the absolute best temperature, you can’t go wrong with the Side Project Cellar in Maplewood.
Legendary sports teams
If sports is more your thing, St. Louis has two professional sports teams you can cheer on: the 11-time World Series winning St. Louis Cardinals and the three-time Stanley Cup finalist St. Louis Blues. The Blues host their games at Scottrade Center, while the Cardinals play at Busch Stadium, where you can also savor the popular “St. Louis Dog.”
St. Louis is home to around 100 parks where you can breathe in fresh air and enjoy nature right in the heart of the city. These parks offer a fantastic range of activities and attractions, including picnic sites, pools, skating rinks, basketball courts, and more. Forest Park, in particular, is considered the gold standard of urban parks.
St. Louis is a booming place for business. Whether you’re looking for a place to live in the city or a new office location for your venture, our friendly real estate professionals at the Cardinal Realty Group are ready to share our experience and expertise to help you. Give us a call at (636) 225-0385 or send an email to hal(at)cardinalrealtygroup(dotted)com.