If you’re moving to St. Louis or considering an investment in St. Louis real estate, there are a few things you should know about the city.
From its founding in 1764, St. Louis’s centralized location has attracted a wide variety of settlers looking for opportunity. Throughout the 19th century, thousands of people from all walks of life have migrated to St. Louis because of its commerce and trade. This activity resulted in the city being coined “the melting pot of the U.S.”
St. Louis Property Management and Economic Growth
After hosting the World’s Fair in historic Forest Park and the Olympic Games in 1904, St. Louis became the hotspot for manufacturing and industrialization. After the Arch was built 60 years later, the city was worthy of the nickname “Gateway to the West.”
St. Louis is a city with great pride from its sports teams to its beer and especially its small businesses. St. Louis is a community that works together with passion to drive our city forward. It all stems from its neighborhoods that offer affordable living in every sense of the term. Neighborhoods such as the following.
Laclede’s Landing – Close to Downtown
Laclede’s Landing is just north of the Arch and an easy walk from downtown St. Louis. The metro stops at the Arch Laclede’s station in the heart of the neighborhood. It’s the oldest district and only riverfront dining destination attached to Archway Gate grounds. Restaurants and entertainment venues line the cobblestone streets along with a wax museum, the newly developed Purina Dog Park, and Lumiere Place Casino.
The Great Rivers Greenway Riverfront Trail provides miles of biking trails all the way to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers.
Historic Soulard is Active
Historic Soulard offers both day and night attractions. Some daytime attractions include Anheuser-Busch brewery tours and the Soulard historic farmer’s market. At night, Soulard turns into one of St. Louis’s premiere nightlife scenes for young adults. Molly McGurks, 1860s Saloon, Carsons, and I-Tap are some of the popular watering holes in the area. Additionally, Soulard is said to have the second largest Mardi Gras celebration in the U.S., just after New Orleans.
The Hill – Home of Yogi Berra
The Hill offers a historic look into St. Louis’s Italian restaurants. Every turn on The Hill has either an Italian restaurant, a bakery, a family-owned grocery store, or a neighborhood tavern. Recently, coffee houses, studios, retail and small businesses have been added to create added energy and attractions to the area.
On a history note, Yogi Berra and Joe Garagiola grew up on The Hill.
Additional St. Louis Neighborhoods You Need to Know
For the past couple of decades, Central West End has boomed as a hip and upscale neighborhood. It has more than 75 businesses, including 34 restaurants and bars, 18 retailers of apparel, books, jewelry, and gifts, and 11 art galleries, furniture, and home goods stores.
The Loop is ranked as one of the Top 10 Streets in the U.S. by the American Planning Association. It truly embraces why St. Louis is considered the melting pot. What gives The Loop its energy is Delmar Boulevard, an eclectic main drag lined with an array of ethnic and American restaurants, music clubs, coffee shops, clothing stores and movies.
Clayton is considered the second downtown in St. Louis. It’s upscale, casual, and the area embraces small businesses by offering collections of galleries, hotels, apartments, and restaurants.
Kirkwood is a quaint town famous for farmer’s markets, a train station, and a convenient, centralized location. Families flock here to take advantage of great schools, an abundance of churches, and a generally neighborly quality of life.
When you’re ready to move to St. Louis, please contact us at Deca Realty. We are the finest St. Louis property management company in town, and we’ve been here since 1990. We are locally-owned, with over 1,600 units under management. We will work hard to find you a rental property or help you find your dream home.