The St. Louis is a great place to live! The St. Louis metropolitan area, St. Louis City and County and the surrounding counties such as St. Charles and Jefferson, is the 18th largest population center in the United States. With approximately 3 million people. St. Louis boasts a healthy and growing climate. Because of its historic role in the nation's westward expansion, St. Louis is nicknamed the "Gaterway to the West" The 630 ft tall stainless steel Gareway Arch is the tallest man-made manument in the United States. Each year tens of thousands of visitors from all over the world take the ride to the top of the Arch for a stunning view of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
From its frontier beginnings, St. Louis has grown into one of the nation's most prominent cities. It has built a reputation as a large producer of auto vehicles as well as a center for aerospace development and defense production, to emerge today as one of the new centers for high technology industries (particularly in the plant and life sciences), information technology and advanced manufacturing.
In terms of the quality of Life, St. Louis embodies a delightful paradox: The metropolitan area, comprising St. Louis City and County as well as surrounding counties such as St. Charles and Jefferson, is the 18th largest population center in the nation, but it maintains a warm small town amience. Cost of living is among the lowest in the country's top 20 major metropolitan areas and the city's housing ranks well in affordablity.
The region boasts outstanding educational institiutions, ranging from pre-kindergartens to nationally ranked universities, as well as a rich mix of fine art, music, theatre and museums. St. Louis offers a wide range of diverse cuisines, served at fine dining establishments, neighborhood restaurants, and charming bistros. Recreational opportunities and leisure time activities abound, and the city has the distinction of being named "Best Sports City" by the Sporting News. Family life is important in St. Louis and manageable commutes make spending time at home easier to accomplish. With approximately 3 million people, St. Louis boasts a healthy and growning economic climate
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COUNTIES & TOWNS I SERVE
Located in the Eastern part of St. Louis County, Maplewood is home to a wonderful lively downtown full of resteraunts and nightclubs. Also home to the Schafly Bottleworks brewing beer and serving great eats. There is a farmer's market May through October at the Bottleworks. Home to Sunnen Products, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Shop "N" Save, Essex Industries and more employers. Easy acess to major thoroughfares and Hwy 40/64 and Hwy 44. approx. 5 minutes to Clayton, 10 minutes to Downtown and 20 minutes to Lambert Airport. Maplewood started to be developed in the mid 1800's and has continued to have residential growth today. Homes are mix of Victorians, bungalows, gingerbreads and newer townhomes built in the past 10 years. Maplewood is service by the Maplewood/Richmond Heights School District (www.mrhsd.k12.mo.us)
Although officially incorporated in 1934, the area now known as Des Peres was inhabitied by German immigrants as early as the mid-1930's. Today, some of the homes belonging to these early settlers remain as reminders of the historic heritage of Des Peres. Often these homes are located among the many subdivisions of Des Peres which are known for their quality architecture. Conveniently located to major highways and home to West County Mall for your shopping pleasure.
Don't miss the great shopping opportunities at Chesterfield Mall or down in the ever expanding Chesterfield Valley. Recreational Opportunities are ever expanding with Chesterfield's Central Park and many walking trails. St. Louis County Parks also has several parks for your enjoyment in the Chesterfield Area.
Public Schools Servicing the Chesterfield Area are either the Parkway School District (www.pkwy.k12.mo.us) or the Rockwood R-6 School District (www.rockwood.k12.mo.us). Both pride themselves on the fined educational opportunities offered to their Students.
St. Peters, which takes its name from a small church built here in 1823, is located eight miles west of the I-70/I-270 Interchange. The city began as a French fur trapper's grant and flourished in the lat 19th century as a railroad town. St. Peters was incorporated aas a city in 1959. Annexations and an influx of new residents have given St. Peters the distinction of being one of the fastest growing cities in the state. The city is actively courting business and insdustrial grown with a progressive, pro-grouwth attitude and over 1,500 business area now licensed in St. Peters. St. Peters is also home to great shopping at Mid Rivers mall and the wonder recreational facilitiy known as the Rec-Plex. A wonderful range of houseing stock from single family homes, to condos and apartments can be found in St. Peters.