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Living a College Town Lifestyle in St Louis, Missouri

Over twenty institutes of higher education are located in Saint Louis, a major city of over 350,000 people. Approximately ten percent of the metro population is college students. 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 sale price of a home was $207,300 during the 1st quarter of 2021, according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).

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.

Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 32 degrees, with July's average at 79 degrees.

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

There are many medical facilities located here, including a VA hospital.


Lambert-St. Louis International airport is located here.

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