Reasons to Love St. Louis

From trend-forward, energetic bar and nightclub districts, to charming tree-lined streets dotted with neighborhood cafes and restaurants, St. Louis, the ‘Gateway to the West’, offers the perfect recipe for those who might be considering a move to this Midwest favorite. Whether you’re considering a company relocation opportunity, starting a new career, or simply wanting to experience the adventure of living in a new city, it’s easy to see why the ‘Spirit of St. Louis’ abounds in this beautiful city known as the ‘Rome of the West’.

Live Music, Live Theater, and Live FUN…It’s All Here

It seems anytime is show time in St. Louis. With more than 40 professional theatre companies, in addition to world-class dance, comedy and improv troupes, St. Louis gives theatre lovers something to rave about! An ideal starting point is Grand Center, which boasts of being “at the intersection of art and life,” located just minutes west of downtown.  Or settle back in a plush seat at beautiful Powell Symphony Hall, designed to resemble part of the French palace of Versailles, where you can listen to the 135-year-old St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. Take in a touring Broadway show at the ornate Fox Theatre, fully restored from its original 1929 grandeur. And there’s also the newly renovated Peabody Opera House in downtown that plays host to a variety of events including theatricals, concerts, family shows, holiday productions and more.   

For Active Lifestyles, Major League Sports are Just the Beginning St. Louis Baseball

Whether you’re just an ‘armchair quarterback’ who wants to watch or one who likes to get out there and play, St. Louis delivers a virtual endless variety of outdoor activities. From the MLB World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals to the St. Louis Blues NHL hockey team, this city is always contending for top honors in post-season play. Yes, there’s a reason ESPN Magazine named St. Louis the “Ultimate Sports City,” because fans here always have something to cheer about! And for those who prefer to experience the thrill of the ultimate fitness challenge, there’s the annual Spirit of St. Louis Marathon, open to runners of all abilities.  

Shift Your Career into Overdrive

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If you’re looking to upgrade from the career path to the career “expressway”, St. Louis provides an impressive on-ramp. Top Fortune 500 companies abound within St. Louis, including Anheuser-Busch, Express Scripts, and Monsanto, among others. For those working in the financial sector, Edward Jones Investments is anchored here.  If healthcare and pharma are your focus, then look to Pfizer or BJC HealthCare. In the insurance sector, Reinsurance Group of America calls St. Louis home, as does automotive aftermarket powerhouse O’Reilly Automotive. In terms of Fortune 500 rankings, Missouri ranks 18th in the United States with ten Fortune 500 company headquarters located in or near St. Louis.  

St. Louis Neighborhoods as Unique as You

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From the stately homes of Carondelet, to the Central West End, home to the beautiful Cathedral Basilica and many exciting year-round festivals, St. Louis offers a collection of charming and historical neighborhoods to complement any lifestyle. And when you include Forest Park, with its award-winning art history museums, and the upscale homes and streets of Chesterfield, it’s easy to see why a move to St. Louis can be a move in the right direction.  

If a move to the St. Louis area is on your radar, then you’ll be glad to know it’s easy to catch the ‘Spirit’ of this Midwestern city that’s bursting with a personality and charm that’s always friendly and in style. Wondering what your ideal home style is once you’ve made the big move? Then check out What’s Your Home Décor Style and see how you score on a quick quiz.