About St. Louis
St. Louis is a historical city, which offers a blend of urban sophistication and Midwestern friendliness, internationally recognized cultural institutions and major league sports. The cost of living in St. Louis is lower than nearly all other metropolitan areas of comparable size, and the housing is ranked among the most affordable in the nation. Communities range from eclectic urban neighborhoods to sprawling suburban subdivisions. St. Louis encompasses a diversified economy and is a center of high technology with a remarkable concentration of Fortune 500 corporation headquarters.
For the sports enthusiast St. Louis is home to the baseball Cardinals, football Rams, hockey Blues and, of course, the Saint Louis University Billikens. Other major attractions in the St. Louis area include the renowned St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Gardens, the prestigious Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra and the St. Louis Science Center. Covering nearly 1,300 acres, Forest Park is one of the largest urban parks in the U.S. It is about 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York City. The St. Louis City Museum was named as one of the "Worlds Best Public Spaces" by Project for Public Spaces.
Numerous parks, lakes and rivers offer a variety of outdoor recreational activities for those who enjoy camping, fishing, hunting, canoeing and swimming. The nearby Ozark region contains the largest collection of undisturbed streams in the United States. These crystal clear Ozark float streams are easily accessible for a relaxing weekend in the sun.
The rebirth of the city, coupled with exciting entertainment and recreational activities, make St. Louis one of the most attractive places in the Midwest to live and to work.