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-Cost of living
-Arts & culture
-Educated population


-Hot, humid summers
-Employment concerns
-Growth and sprawl

What Bert Has To Say About St. Louis Metro Area

Known since the early days as the “Gateway City” because of its access to transportation routes in all directions, St. Louis continues to be an important center of commerce and culture for the Mississippi River Basin. The area includes a broad assortment of mostly residential neighborhoods to the west and the more industrial East St. Louis and several agricultural counties on the Illinois side of the river. For years the downtown area had few highlights outside of the landmark Gateway Arch and the restored Union Station. The population of the city itself had declined gradually for decades, and most of the infrastructure had declined as people moved into the suburbs or away altogether. But more recently, the downtown has started to come back, with new residential facilities and reclaimed warehouse lofts downtown anchored by new sports venues. Similar restorations are going on in other important inner neighborhoods.


Quick Facts About St. Louis

    The unemployment rate in St. Louis is 8.20 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. St. Louis jobs have Decreased by 0.26 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, St. Louis's cost of living is 16.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, St. Louis's population is 318,527 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -8.40 percent.
    Average Commute time is 24 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in St. Louis is $98,400. Home appreciation the last year has been 4.90 percent.
    St. Louis public schools spend $14,040 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.4 students per teacher in St. Louis.

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Lived here all my life. I'll keep it short and sweet. Dangerous, Poor housing market, sorry race relations, racism, sagging job market, brutal winters, lazy cops (want... (read more)
re: St. Louis is only good for the well-off. - 10/
Dear Alicia and Lauren, I have not lived or experienced the life that you have and can not fully understand all the tribulation you have been through. I thank you for... (read more)
re: Class spelled with a kapital "K" - 11/13/2012
I doubt the commenter I am replying to comes from Beverly Hills but if they do I would remind them that globally ranked, your metro area is 1 or 2 out on the planet for... (read more)
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