10 Reasons St. Louis is a Great Place to Raise a Family

I’m here to make a case that if you are looking for a place to raise a young family, St. Louis is one of the best “buy low” opportunities in the United States.

Awesome Family-Friendly FREE Attractions

St. Louis is a young frugal family’s dream. There are so many fun and exciting activities to do for free. While most of these places charge for parking, you can easily avoid those charges if you’re willing to take a longer walk.


Emerging Startup Job Market and Leader in Female Entrepreneurship

St. Louis’s low cost of living is attractive to start-up companies. St. Louis seems to constantly show up in articles such as this one by Forbes that highlight the start-up culture in St. Louis.


Hot Real Estate Market Yet Affordable Housing Costs

The St. Louis real estate market doesn’t typically see huge price swings. During the great recession, the St. Louis market definitely felt the pain of the downturn, but it was nothing like what was seen in some coastal cities where prices dropped by half or even more.


Outstanding Existing Parks and Developing Greenways

One of the things I love most about living in St. Louis is that you can be right in the middle of a large urban area and then drive 20 miles and be out in the country.


Great Family-Friendly Sports Town

If your family is not into sports, this one may not appeal to you. If you are into sports, this is a great city to be in despite only having two major sports teams.


Excellent Public and Private Schools

There are several great public schools within St. Louis County. St. Louis also has strong Catholic roots so many families who do not live within the best school districts will opt to send their kids to private school if they can afford it.


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