Living in St. Louis

St. Louis is a metropolitan area that is home to more than 2.7 million people but is a “city of neighborhoods.” St. Louisans appreciate culture and are loyal to their professional sports teams. This region is a great place to raise a family, but also offers a lot for singles. It is solidly Midwestern, but a diversity of cultures gives it a more global flavor. Far from monolithic, a wide variety of political and faith viewpoints are represented here. The St. Louis region truly offers something for everyone — business and educational opportunities, recreation, entertainment, and natural beauty.

For all that St. Louis has to offer, the cost of living is considerably low. In 2007, Forbes magazine ranked St. Louis No. 4 on its “Most Affordable Places To Live Well” list, which rated cities according to housing affordability, cost of living, quality of life, and best arts and leisure offerings. In St. Louis, 76 percent of homes are available to the median buyer.

Innovative and exciting industries such as plant and medical sciences, information technology, and advanced manufacturing are thriving here. Greater St. Louis is the headquarters for 21 Fortune 1000 companies, nine of which are in the Fortune 500. It’s also home to some of the country’s largest privately held companies and some of the fastestgrowing businesses in the country. After BJC Health Care, other major health care systems are SSM Health Care and St. John’s Mercy Health Care.

Want to get the flavor of St. Louis?  Check out this video that highlights the "Gateway to the West."

Here is St. Louis from Anastasis Films on Vimeo.