10 Reasons to Raise a Family in St. Louis

My feeling is that in the next 5-10 years, St. Louis will be one of the trendier places in the country to live. This notion may be accelerated by the post-pandemic increase in remote work as more families move from big cities to mid-tier cities like St. Louis. There’s so much to offer in this city for families, and I’m excited to see the city progress.

10 Reasons St. Louis is a Good Place to Live

Here are several other reasons why St. Louis is up and coming and a great place to raise a family.

1)  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.

2) Emerging Startup Job Market and Leader in Female Entrepreneurship

St. Louis is also taking a leadership role in sustainability. The city has committed to 100% renewable energy by 2035, increasing jobs in the energy and environment industry.

3) Hot Real Estate Market Yet Affordable Housing Costs

Market has gotten hot in St. Louis during the last few years. Like many places in the country, inventory is has remained low, which has caused prices to spike recently.

4) 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 great outdoors. However, even within St. Louis city and county, there are many great parks, trails, and greenways.

5) Great Family-Friendly Sports Town

St. Louis is an amazing city if you are into sports despite only having two major sports teams. The St. Louis Cardinals baseball team is one of the most successful franchises in Major League Baseball. Cardinal baseball is firmly ingrained in the culture of St. Louis.

6) Excellent Public and Private Schools

There are several excellent 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 send their kids to private school if they can afford it.

7) Lower than Average Childcare Expenses

We can probably all agree that childcare costs are growing to unsustainable levels in this country, and a city like St. Louis that remains on the lower end could be more attractive to young families.

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