St. Louis At A Glance
If you are looking for the feel of a big city but with the calm of a suburb, the City of St. Louis sounds like the place for you. With about 305,000 residents, St. Louis has so much to offer.
Home to the well-known National Landmark, the 630-foot Gateway Arch, the city has an iconic skyline and a National Park at its center. You can spend a whole day at Gateway Arch National Park going up into the Arch and getting a great view of the whole city from the top, or going underground to their new museum that is full of information on the history of the Arch, as well as the history of St. Louis.
If you are a sports fan, you will love the atmosphere of BallPark Village located right next to Busch Stadium. BallPark village is a great place to hangout on game days…or really any day! There are plenty of restaurants and bars to enjoy the game from no matter if it is home or away.
St. Louis is full of historic neighborhoods such as the Hill, Soulard, Lafayette Square, Central West End, and many more. Each of these neighborhoods, as well as many others in the area, have their own abundance of unique architecture, historic parks, restaurants, and shops.
If you enjoy spending time outdoors, St. Louis has 108 city parks covering nearly 3,000 acres! The largest of the parks is the famous Forest Park. Forest Park is not only 1,300 acres to enjoy, but it is also home to popular attractions such as the Zoo, art museum, history museum, the Jewel Box, and so much more. The park was dedicated in 1876 - marking 100 years of American independence. It was also host to the 1904 World’s Fair.
St. Louis is home to 8 Fortune 500 companies and has a diverse economy in the services, manufacturing, trades, transportation, and tourism. The city also has 4 professional sports teams: the Cardinals, Blues, the Battlehawks, and a major league soccer club.
Other notable attractions include the Missouri Botanical Garden, Union Station, local breweries including Anheuser-Busch, City Museum, and Science Center. You are sure to find a part of St. Louis City that feels like home to you.