Saint Louis Apartments for Rent
St. Louis, MissouriWith a population of 330,000 and a cost of living 23% below the national average, St. Louis is part big-city and part small-town. Known for its restaurants, sports and the famous Gateway Arch, St. Louis has a lot to offer those people looking for apartments to rent.
St. Louis ApartmentsMissouri has the 11th-lowest cost of living in the nation, making it an affordable place to live. In St. Louis itself, apartments go for a median rent of $535 per month, and the average rent for two-bedroom apartment rentals is $665 per month. The most affordable area is in University City, which is surrounded by three Universities, including Washington, University.
If you'd like to be near nightlife, theaters and fine dining, look to renting a studio apartment or a luxury apartment in the Central West End.
Neighborhoods in St. LouisSt. Louis is divided into 79 neighborhoods, all with different features, making looking for an apartment a very selective process. Among the best-known, architecturally significant, or promising neighborhoods for renting an apartment are Downtown, Midtown, Benton Park, Carondelet, the Central West End, Clayton/Tamm (Dogtown), Dutchtown South, Forest Park Southeast, Grand Center, The Hill, Lafayette Square, LaSalle Park, Old North St. Louis, Compton Heights, Princeton Heights, Shaw, home to the Missouri Botanical Garden, Southwest Garden, Soulard, home of the second-largest Mardi Gras festival in the nation, Tower Grove East, Tower Grove South, Hortense Place, and Wydown/Skinker.
Things to do in St. LouisThe most recognizable feature of St. Louis is the Gateway Arch, symbol of the city and the nation's tallest man-made monument. The 630-foot-tall stainless-steel arch stands on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Other attractions in St. Louis include museums and galleries, restaurants and wineries. Riverboat gaming and pro sports are favorite pastimes of St. Louis residents and visitors to the city. St. Louis also offers renters a symphony orchestra, municipal opera, the Jefferson Memorial Building and the historic Anheuser Busch headquarters and brewery. Families can take advantage of Forest Park, which houses an open-air theater, zoo and planetarium.
St. Louis SportsSaint Louis is known as "Baseball City USA" and is ranked the "Best Sports City" in the United States. The St. Louis Cardinals, one of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball, have won 10 World Championships, second only to the New York Yankees.
The National Football League's (NFL), St. Louis Rams have won one Super Bowl Championship and the National Hockey League's (NHL), St. Louis Blues have made three trips to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Soccer is also a prominent sport in St. Louis. The Saint Louis University soccer team is among the elite of NCAA soccer. However, St. Louis is yet to gain a Major League Soccer franchise. The highest ranking soccer club in St. Louis is the St. Louis Steamers.
St. Louis NewspapersThe St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the region's major daily newspaper.
St. Louis Colleges and UniversitiesSt. Louis is home to Washington University, a private research university known for schools of Medicine, Architecture and Social work. The oldest university west of the Mississippi River, Saint Louis University, was founded in 1818. The St. Louis metropolitan area is also home to at least 26 other institutions of higher learning.
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