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Pros

-Cost of living
-Arts & culture
-Educated population

Cons

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


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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.



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  • Location: Missouri-Illinois border along the Mississippi River
  • Country: United States
  • State: Missouri
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  • Metro Area: St. Louis Metro Area

Quick Facts About St. Louis


    ECONOMY
    The unemployment rate in St. Louis Metro Area is 4.90 percent(U.S. avg. is 5.20%). Recent job growth is Positive. St. Louis Metro Area jobs have Increased by 2.96 percent.
    COST OF LIVING
    Compared to the rest of the country, St. Louis Metro Area's cost of living is 8.60% Lower than the U.S. average.
    POPULATION
    As of 2014, St. Louis Metro Area's population is 2,811,590 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 9.82 percent.
    TRANSPORTATION
    Average Commute time is 22 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes.
    REAL ESTATE
    The median home cost in St. Louis Metro Area is $143,400. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.40 percent.
    SCHOOLS
    St. Louis Metro Area public schools spend $12,607 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 15.2 students per teacher in St. Louis Metro Area.

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