St. Louis has been recognized several times as one of the top places to live for young professionals by Forbes.com. The city has earned a spot among the nation’s top 20 metro areas based on cost of living and affordable housing.
The metro area always provides an abundance of things to do, many of them without cost. Forest Park, which is larger than New York's Central Park, is home to the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, The Muny Theatre, and the Jewel Box.
St. Louis is home to several sports teams including the World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Blues hockey team, and the St. Louis Rams.
Travel a short distance out of the metro area, and you will find many other activities including Six Flags St. Louis, Missouri’s Coaster Capital, and Meramec Caverns, the largest cave system in Missouri.
St. Louis is home to many unique neighborhoods offering a variety of restaurants, bars, and shopping. Downtown St. Louis houses the city’s sports venues and is the site of many celebrations including July 4th and St. Patrick’s Day. The Delmar Loop/University City area is the site of many unique and historical concert venues. The Hill, St. Louis’s historic Italian neighborhood, is home to the Missouri Botanical Gardens and houses more than 15 authentic Italian restaurants. Soulard provides a little taste of the New Orleans French Quarter here in St. Louis, and is the site of the biggest Mardis Gras celebration outside of New Orleans, and is home to historic Soulard’s Farmers’ Market, where you can find fresh produce and goods year-round.
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