St. Louis is wonderful place for visitors, and a great place
to raise a family. The low cost of living, affordable housing,
and the high quality of life for your family are a few of
the reasons to love St. Louis.
More than 2.5 million people live in the Greater St. Louis
region, which includes 12 counties covering 6,375 sq miles
in Missouri and Illinois, making it the 18th largest metropolitan
area in the United States.
Families find it easy to plant roots in the St. Louis region
because of our close-knit, friendly communities and a variety
of educational opportunities.
One of St. Louis' greatest assets is the educational system
- 12 Universities, 8 Professional Schools, 9 Graduate Schools,
9 two-year colleges and more than 100 vocational schools.
Business and Commerce
St. Louis is the home to 20 Fortune
1000 companies and ranks fourth in the United States
as a headquarters location for Fortune 500 companies. In
addition, St. Louis was ranked 2nd in the U.S. for top places
for small business by Entrepreneur Magazine.