St. Louis, Missouri 

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Large city - Missouri-Illinois border along the Mississippi River. September, May and October are the most pleasant months in St. Louis, while January and December are the least comfortable months.

St. Louis, MO Housing Market
Lowest Priced HomesHOMES UNDER $250,000
Most Expensive ListingsHOMES $250,001 to $500,000
Largest HomesHOMES $500,001 to $750,000
Median Priced HomesHOMES $750,001 to $1,000,000
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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.

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Real Estate: See Homes
Country: United States
State: Missouri
County: St. Louis city County
Metro Area: St. Louis Metro Area
Political Ideology: Strongly liberal
City: St. Louis
Zip Codes: 63116, 63118, 63109, 63139, 63111, 63108, 63104, 63112, 63115, 63110, 19 total
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 570 ft above sea level


The unemployment rate in St. Louis is 4.5% (U.S. avg. is 3.7%). Recent job growth is Positive. St. Louis jobs have increased by 0.7%. More Economy

Compared to the rest of the country, St. Louis's cost of living is 18.7% lower than the U.S. average. More Cost of Living or Compare St. Louis's Cost of Living

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St. Louis city county voted Democratic in the previous five Presidential elections. More Voting Stats

St. Louis's population is 314,867 people. Since 2010, it has had a population decline of 1.2%. Learn More...

Average Commute time is 24.1 minutes. The National Average is 26.4 minutes. Learn More...

The median home cost in St. Louis is Real Estate: $115,700. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 2.5%.

St. Louis public schools spend $13,284 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 13.5 students per teacher in St. Louis. More Education

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Housing Market in St. Louis

It's a good time to buy in St. Louis. Home Appreciation is up 2.5% in the last 12 months.
The median home price in St. Louis is $115,700.

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Reviews for St. Louis   109 Reviews
Best city in the world! (for me?) - 9/26/2020
Of all the places in this country, I have decided to move to St. Louis. It just seems like a wonderful place to live and call home. I found the cutest loft downtown for... Read More

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Sad City that Could be Great - 9/6/2020
I've lived here and keep coming back for family. This city could have been great and is changing but has been a ghetto for some time. The crime is high; property values... Read More

You Can't Gloss Over The Bad Aspects Of St. Louis - 8/7/2020
8/7/20 I left St. Louis, MO (University City) in 2006 and haven't looked back. It continually becomes more dangerous to live there. Property taxes are high. Traffic... Read More

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63116, 63118, 63109, 63139, 63111, 63108, 63104, 63112, 63115, 63110, 19 total


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