Let me tell you something about my hometown and why you should buy a home here. St. Louis is an urban area full of history and historic sites. For you history buffs or those who just like old and interesting things here is a little of St. Louis' heritage:
- St. Louis was established in 1764.
- St. Louis is one of only two cities in the United States that is separate from any county which makes it a home rule city, with the other city being Baltimore.
- St. Louis is the home of the world champion Cardinals baseball team (Go Cards!)
- St. Louis is the home of the Super Bowl Champion Rams football team
- St. Louis is the home of the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues hockey team (Do you bleed blue?)
- Gateway Arch and Museum
- Eads Bridge
- Eugene Fields House
- Missouri Botanical Gardens (formerly known as Shaw's Garden)
- St. Louis Zoo located in Forest Park
- Forest Park place of the 1904 Worlds Fair
- St. Louis Art Museum
- Powell Symphony Hall
- The Fabulous Fox Theatre
- Scott Joplin House and Museum
Whether you are young or old, single or married, with or without children, St. Louis has plenty of activity to please even the most distinguishing taste. The Pageant Theater and The Fabulous Fox Theatre give you a well-rounded venue of musical artist to view. Powell Symphony Hall is on the historic register and is home to the world renowned St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Entertainment venues as well as dining are located downtown, mid-town and the city's west end, really all around town.
Actually, what I feel makes my hometown a great place to live is its rich heritage of turn of the century homes sprinkled throughout the area. There is much architectural design and detail to explore here. The revitalized Downtown area with its many converted warehouses and factories into actual living space make urban living spectacular for the young and suave or urban cool crowd. Not only do we have beautiful homes but interesting neighborhoods with their own unique culture. Nestled within these neighborhoods are cafes, bistros, coffee shops, antique shops, small grocers, delis and other attractions distinctive to that area.
I guess I really should speak on the affordability of the area, the average three bedroom, two-and-one bath with off-street parking, and 2000 or so square foot home is a around $230,000. Wow, now is that affordable? In 2006 St. Louis was voted in Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine "One of the Smartest Places to Live," and in 2007 was ranked 9th among large metro areas for relocating families. Now that's impressive!
You know what else? We have several institutions of higher learning just to name a couple Washington University and St. Louis University well known throughout the country and maybe even the world. We are home to one of the best-known medical centers and hospitals Washington University Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish hospital. Our health care system is second to none.
Making the wise choice to purchase your next home here is a solid investment in yours and your family future. I could go on and on but seeing and experiencing what St. Louis has to offer is believing as the saying goes.
Please feel free to contact me anytime to learn more about the place I call home, St. Louis, MO.