So, you’re moving to St. Louis. Maybe work has brought you here or family. Perhaps you’re just in town for a visit and not planning on staying. Whether you’re in for the weekend or planning on looking for homes for sale in St Louis, MO, we wanted to welcome you and show you around.
Let’s get the obvious out of the way. These items usually make it to the top of most touristy lists. They’re the sites and events that immediately come to mind when asked for suggestions:
- See a St Louis Cardinals game at Busch Stadium
- Take the Anheuser Busch Brewery tour
- Ride the tram up to the top of the Gateway Arch and visit the Museum of Westward expansion at its base.
- Take your kids to the Magic House for an educational experience
- Take your kids to the City Museum to blow their (and your!) minds
- The amazing Saint Louis Art Museum and the Missouri History Museum as well as the St Louis Science Center should each be experienced
- See a St Louis Blues game at the Enterprise Center
- The Missouri Botanical Garden will inspire your sense of landscape design
Things To Do When Living in St Louis
But, if you have time to dig a little deeper into what makes St Louis an amazing place to live, read on.
First take a deep breath. You have to take a little time to get to know this great city. You don’t have to rush to take it all in in a day or a weekend.
St Louis is a city of Neighborhoods
Rather than simply picking out one specific destination such as a restaurant, bar or location, consider just taking a day to explore each of St Louis’ fantastic, historical neighborhoods and dine where the locals eat.
St Louis’ architecture is always thrilling. There are places where simple, working class design is contrasted by the more opulent architecture associated with the wealth that was generated over the course of this historical city’s lifetime.
We would suggest driving to a neighborhood such as the more obvious Central West End or recently redeveloped Loop areas or historical Soulard. This is St Louis 101. The architecture is bold and the entertainment is overflowing. You won’t have a hard time finding delicious creole cooking and amazing blues music in Soulard. You’ll be amazed at the stately mansions and vibrant night life of the Central West End. And the energy of University City’s business district, affectionately known as The Loop, will make you glad you’re here.
Some other notable St Louis neighborhoods include The Hill, a traditional, working-class Italian neighborhood featuring amazing Italian cuisine and neighborhood shops.
Cherokee Street and surrounding neighborhood offers the city’s best Mexican foods and shops along with Antiques, Bookstores, Florists, and much more.
The Areas Surrounding St Louis Are Amazing
Though it’s true that St Louis sprawls. Great times can be found across the river in Illinois. Take a day exploring Belleville, Illinois. Collinsville, Illinois is home to ancient Native American monuments (recently mentioned on the Netflix Series “Ancient Apocalypse”) left behind from days when the area was a continental trading hub.
Not far away from Cahokia Mounds historic site, residents will find the delicious Mexican restaurants of Fairmont City along with auto racing at Belle-Clair Speedway.
Further to the south on both the Missouri and Illinois sides of the river, those interested in exploring amazing outdoors experiences will find many satisfying trails, forests and rivers. The St Louis vicinity is where the glaciers of the last ice age deposited amazing rock formations that hikers and climbers love to explore.
Homes For Sale in St Louis
St Louis neighborhoods offer many flavors of lifestyle as we’re sure you’ll discover when you explore each location.
Several distinct areas where CnR builds homes also offer a unique approach to St Louis. Our homes in Lebanon, custom homes in Shiloh and new homes for sale in Mascoutah, Illinois offer proximity to the St Louis amenities with the ability to retreat back into the quiet of semi-rural living.
Come explore our neighborhoods in the St Louis area.