St. Louis at a Glance
St. Louis is known for its Cardinals baseball, Gateway Arch and Stanley Cup-winning Blues, but this river town offers so much more. The Lou, as locals call it, is a city of diverse and eclectic neighborhoods. From the authentic Italian restaurants of “The Hill,” to the ethnic eateries, bars and music venues that give the Delmar Loop in University City its funky charm, to the upscale bistros and shops of Clayton’s business district, there’s something for everyone in this friendly Midwestern town.
- Recognized by LinkedIn as one of the best cities to launch your career.
- Affordable housing and cost of living – with a standard of living that’s higher than 94% of the Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the nation*. A top 10 city for new college grads*, a US News & World Report Top 25 Most Affordable Places to Live, and Business Insider No. 1 Coolest and Most Affordable City for Millennials*.
- Legendary food, beer, arts and music scenes – Food & Wine magazine top “32 Places to Go (And Eat) in 2019.”
- Home to many free attractions including the Gateway Arch National Park, St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, Citygarden, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Forest Park, The Muny, Cahokia Mounds State Historic Park, and Katy Trail State Park.
- Great sports town with the 11-time World Series Champions St. Louis Cardinals and 2019 Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues.
- World-class academic and research institutions – with 45 two- and four-year colleges and universities including Washington University and St. Louis University.
- Innovation hub home to more than 700 life sciences and agtech firms – named #2 rising city for startups.
*STLMade Magazine March 2019