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Diverse neighborhoods, incredible parks, cultural attractions, acclaimed chefs & restaurants + key universities, cutting-edge science & business -something for everyone... including...
Free cultural attractions
We pride ourselves on making art, culture, learning, and just fun entertainment free to all (and that includes visitors)! Check out the rundown of some of the world class free attractions.
Often ranked as one of the top zoos, it is home to over 5,000 animals from all 7 continents —stop in for a quick visit like residents do or stay for the whole day!
With over 30,000 paintings, drawing, & sculptures, and including significant works like ‘Monet’s Water Lilies’ as well as a 3,000 year old Egyptian mummy, priest Amen-Nestawy-Nakht, the museum is one of the finest in the US.
An interactive experience of science, technology & dinosaurs + a planetarium and OMNIMAX —tops in the country.
Bring the kids to wear them out with numerous wading pools & fountains in urban park & sculpture garden located in the heart of downtown and with a view of The Gateway Arch & Old Courthouse.
Acting as both a learning center and depository for the history of St Louis and Missouri —highlights include items from the 1904 World’s Fair, Lewis & Clark, and Charles Lindbergh.
Check out the brewery filled with historic buildings while you learn about the process & history of brewing —and you even see the Budweiser Clydesdales.
The oldest outdoor theater in the country —now at 100+ years with 7 summer musicals. The commitment of free access to arts = for every performance there are 1500 free seat available —on a first come basis.
Grant’s Farm is a farm experience on steroids! Former home of President Ulysses S Grant and covering 281 acres, the farm houses everything from buffalo and camels to kangaroos & Clydesdales - with plenty to see and do!
Archeological site —once home to the most advanced civilization north of Mexico. Climb the mounds and join guided tours there is plenty to learn about Native American history.
The Basilica is Romanesque on the outside but Byzantine on the inside. The interior is covered by one of the largest collections of mosaics in the world—including a red color of glass designed exclusively for the Basilica.
Exhibiting the role of St Louis in settling the west & noting the city as the starting point for the explorations of Lewis & Clark, the museum in run along with the Old Courthouse —historic as the site of the famous Dred Scott slavery trial.
Forest Park = Everyone’s Backyard
The park covers approximately 1300 acres with miles of biking, walking & running paths + golf & tennis + More!
The park is home to five of the region’s major institutions: the St. Louis Art Museum, the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Science Center, the Missouri History Museum, and the Muny amphitheater
There are plenty of other great things St Louis has to offer...
At 630 feet,“The Arch,” is the tallest monument in the US. The stainless-steel-faced landmark honors Thomas Jefferson & St. Louis’ role as the gateway to the West. Ride the tram to the top & check out the great view!
The oldest botanical garden in the US & one of the top gardens in the world, the gardens cover 79 acres & include the world’s first geodesic dome greenhouse —the Climatron, as well as the historic buildings comprising the country home of the founder, Henry Shaw.
Designed by acclaimed sculptor Bob Cassilly, the 600,000 square-foot museum = fun for adults and kids alike —bring lots of energy and perhaps even a flashlight to help guide you down the 10 story slide
If you like cutting-edge restaurants & chefs —then St Louis is the place for you!
While it isn’t as easy as walking in the door, the restaurant scene and chefs in St Louis get national recognition —all without having to get on a plane!
Some of the latest about St Louis as a #Foodietown include Bon Appetit —highlighting Nixta from Ben Poremba as on of the 10 hottest new restaurants in the country for 2017 —with Vicia from Michael and Tara Gallina, making the top 50!
Then consistently, Gerard Craft of Niche Food Group and Kevin Nashan, have long been recognized for their great restaurants and received James Beard Awards in 2 of the past 3 years. Gerard Craft’s restaurants include the traditional settings of Sardella and Brasserie by Niche, but also the more eclectic vibe of Pastaria and even a fast casual concept —Porano Pasta.
Kevin Nashan’s restaurants include his always acclaimed Sidney Street Cafe as well as now his Peacemaker Lobster & Crab —similarly packing people in. For more scoop on the culinary scene in St Louis check out Sauce Magazine & Feast Magazine
If you favor craft brews, St Louis has a well recognized local craft brewery scene
Starting back in 1991 with Schlafly Brewing Company, the craft beer scene is big and growing bigger —many brewers such as Schlafly have expanded beyond the region and one, Urban Chestnut, even has a location in Germany. To get the most up-to-date scoop —check out STLHops.com
So have we convinced you to move to St Louis?
According to a recent article in The Economist, Millennials have been consistently moving to St Louis. Citing a Pew Charitable Trust study —15,000 new college-educated Millennials moved to St Louis between 2000 and 2014 —makes St Louis the 4th most-popular destination, eclipsing both Chicago (11th) and Seattle (19th).
Developed by Washington University, Saint Louis University & University of Missouri-St Louis + Barnes-Jewish-Christian Hospital & The Missouri Botanical Garden, The Cortex Innovation District has helped St Louis gain 3,500 high-tech jobs from 2105-2016 / or 18.8% to 22,733 (data from CBRE) —bringing more cutting edge bioscience, agtech, healthcare, + general startups. In addition, now companies such as Square and Microsoft have taken notice & are opening regional offices.
The federal government even recently recognized the synergy & potential by investing 2 billion dollars to build a new Western National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Headquarters!
St Louis was founded in 1764 with historic homes & contemporary homes found through-out the region
So if we peaked your curiosity and you want to know more about all the great neighborhoods &surrounding municipalities —rest assured there is something for everyone
The selection of architecturally significant homes is top-notch but also much more affordable than you think. You will find 40’s & 50’s bungalows, craftsmen & Tudor homes —condos & town homes in The Central West End & downtown + contemporary homes & condos in both the urban core & surrounding cities.
Some of the fun, eclectic, and even “hipster” neighborhoods found throughout St Louis include...
Plus traditional —tree filled neighborhoods are not in short supply either —just a few of the great neighborhoods...
We love to cheer-lead for St Louis & help people explore & discover. We've lived and worked in all the key parts / neighborhoods of St Louis City & County and we have great insight in to each areas unique aspects and home buying challenges—ready to help you with your real estate questions and needs.
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