About Saint Louis, MO

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St. Louis is a medium to large city located on the western bank of the Mississippi River, which forms the border between Missouri and Illinois. The city population is 318,416 while the metropolitan population is nearly three million.


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St. Louis History

St. Louis was first founded by the French, who named the city after Louis IX of France. After the Seven Years’ War, the area became territory of the Spanish and remained so until 1802. With the Louisiana Purchase, the United States acquired the city and it continued to develop as a major city on the Mississippi River. Learn more about St. Louis history:


St. Louis Weather

Without mountains or large bodies of water (minus the Mississippi) St. Louis experiences very hot and humid summers and fairly cold winters. For more on weather conditions in St. Louis:


St. Louis Transportation

Metro Transit offers bus and light rail services throughout St. Louis. Amtrak offers passenger trains to and from the city as well. For air travel, St. Louis is served by Lambert St. Louis International Airport, the busiest and largest airport in Missouri. Get more information about St. Louis Transportation:


Cost of Living in St. Louis

The cost of living in St. Louis is fairly affordable at .3% less than the Missouri average and 8.1% less than the national average. See how far your budget will stretch in St. Louis:


St. Louis Schools

St. Louis Public Schools runs the city’s 75 plus public schools. St. Louis also contains several charter schools, parochial schools and universities. Read more about St. Louis schools:


St. Louis Hospitals

Among St. Louis’ numerous medical facilities, the top-ranked hospital in the city is Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University. Barnes-Jewish is nationally ranked for 13 specialties. Affiliated with Washington University, Barnes-Jewish is also a teaching hospital. Get to know the medical resources available in St. Louis:


St. Louis Real Estate

St. Louis’ real estate market has been on an upward rise for several years and is expecting to continue to do so. Browse real estate listings in St. Louis:


St. Louis Hotels

If you’re paying a visit to St. Louis, there are numerous places to stay near popular attractions like Busch Stadium and the Arch. Find a place to stay in St. Louis:


St. Louis Restaurants

St. Louis’ cuisine is influenced by Italian, German, Irish and French roots, but it also has a unique American flavor. St. Louis is known for its bar-be-que as well as its own unique style of pizza. Find a restaurant in St. Louis:


Things to Do in St. Louis

There are many attractions in St. Louis for people of all interests. Sightseers will enjoy visiting the iconic Arch. Sports lovers can cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Animal lovers can visit the St. Louis Zoo. In addition to these attractions, there are thousands more. Browse St. Louis attractions: