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If your business is relocating to St Louis MO and bringing you along with it we want to welcome you! Now, we know that you might be planning your move with some trepidation. Sadly, the national media has been less than less than kind to the river city and it’s likely that you don’t know what to expect.

But the home of the St Louis Cardinals, the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium, our award winning (and free!) St Louis Zoo, the Shaw Botanical Gardens, St Louis Blues hockey and so much more is actually a very welcoming place with tons to do and lots of great options for living in St Louis!

And while urban, big city life might be just what you are looking for, this article is for those who are looking for something a little more slow-paced and peaceful. We want to direct your focus to just across the Mississippi River to the beautiful small towns of Southern Illinois.

Moving to St Louis

The Evolution of The River City

St Louis is a wonderful city with a rich history of music, architecture, business, education and culture. But the Gateway to the West has also suffered the challenges of so many other urban centers.

The great thing about relocating to the many neighborhoods in St Louis and surrounding suburbs and small towns, is that the cost of living is relatively low when compared to areas closer to the coasts.

And while the St Louis City proper still has a way to go to move city schools higher in the national average and overall crime rate a bit lower, there are other nearby options well suited for raising a young family. These options just across the river in Southern Illinois.

Should I Move to St Louis or Consider an Illinois Neighborhood?

Shiloh, IL

Discover custom houses for sale in Shiloh, IL. When it comes to high-quality, custom amenities and The Villages at Wingate are a testament to this. CNR Homes is ready to help you build the custom home in Shiloh, Illinois that you’ve been dreaming about. Get to know this wonderful area with ample shopping, nearby highway access to downtown St Louis, award-winning grade schools and high schools and just a short commute from anywhere in St Louis.

Mascoutah, IL

Any local real estate agent can tell you, Mascoutah, Illinois is one of St Clair County’s most gorgeous, semi-rural communities. It is a safe, neighborly, town in close proximity to St Louis, (28 miles and 31 minutes, by way of highway 15). Our custom houses for sale in Mascoutah, IL are the finest in any small town in the United States. Mascoutah is located just outside of Scott AFB, and a short half-hour commute from downtown St Louis.

Lebanon, IL

You’ll love Lebanon, Illinois’ historic downtown with cobblestone streets, eclectic shops and restaurants, educational options like McKendree University, and many amenities. Lebanon, Illinois is known for its gorgeous historic architecture and it is in that same spirit for great structures built to last centuries, that we build our custom houses for sale in Lebanon, IL.

St Louis New Home Options

Of the many metro areas across the United States, St Louis is on track to regaining claim on its impressive history and is reimagining itself for a vital future. St Louis is home to many large companies and is becoming one of the hottest new places for tech and start ups to relocate.

Presently the lineup of companies in St Louis includes some biggies like, Centene, Emerson Electric, Edward Jones, Graybar, Ameren, Anheuser-Busch, Bunge Limited, Engergizer Holdings, Nestle Purina PetCare, Bayer Monsanto and World Wide Technology.

It’s not unusual for businesses with their eyes on growth to consider transplanting to St Louis. Our central business district named the Cortex is growing at an exponential rate and filling up with new and established tech companies. Companies are discovering more and more that keeping costs of living down, access to great higher education such as Washington University and Saint Louis University, new private and governmental business development such as the $2 billion NGA campus mean that companies and their workers will continue coming to the area for the foreseeable future.

If your future and your family’s future is pointed to the St Louis area, let us be the first to welcome you. Call us at: (618) 671-6564 to discuss your new custom home in the St Louis area.