St Louis : Missouri

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What it's Like to Retire in St Louis

Saint Louis is a major city of over 350,000 people. Located on the Mississippi River, this historic town (gateway to the west) It is the 2nd largest city in Missouri.  It has many neighborhoods and a very rich trove of cultural and civic resources. Photo of Dubourg Hall at St. Louis University courtesy of Wikipedia.

Where to Retire in St Louis and Home Prices

There are many neighborhoods suitable for retirees as well as active adult and 55+ communities.  The median value of a home was $141,000 in 2010, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR). That is about $40,000 less than the national average.

What is special about St Louis

Its history and cultural institutions, such as the St. Louis Zoo, make it very special. The arch has become the symbol of the city. The friendly people are special too. Washington University is one of America's leading universities.

What is not special about St Louis

Saint Louis has an exceptionally high crime rate, which is presumably related to neighborhood.

Who will like retirement in St Louis

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Local economy is driven by

It has major corporations like Anheuser-Busch (which was acquired by a Belgian company).  St. Louis is a regional hub. It also has major hospitals and many colleges and universities.

Climate and Physical Environment

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Restaurants & Cultural Scene

St. Louis has all the cultural attractions you would expect in a major city, including professional sports teams.  The St. Louis Zoo is one of the premier zoos in the world.


The crime rate in St. Louis is very high, although it certainly varies by neighborhood.

Medical facilities

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