St. Louis MO real estate covers the Greater St. Louis Area that has well over two million people. The inventory of homes for sale in St. Louis and its suburbs is over 5600. Since almost half of my home buyer business each year is conducted in and around the City of St. Louis and neighboring county municipalities, I will be able to help select the best home that fits you, your family, and lifestyle. Forbes magazine in Feb 2010 named St. Louis no 8 on its “America’s Best Housing Markets” and Money magazine listed St. Louis as No 8 on it’s list of Best City for Home Buyers in 2011.
The History of St. Louis MO
Native Americans were the first occupants of the area now known as St. Louis. The French founded and named the future city of St. Louis MO in 1764. The area was part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase and became part of the United States. Famous for its role in the western movement, it was the starting point of the Lewis and Clark Expedition in 1804. Lewis and Clark reached the Pacific Ocean in 1805 and returned to make St. Louis their home. The population peaked in 1950 at 856,796. The 2010 census showed a decline in population to 319,294 as people chose the suburbs.
Notable Real Estate Market Areas
If historic homes interest you, the Lafayette Square neighborhood is one that will hold a lot of fascination. St. Louis real estate in Tower Grove East will put a buyer in a great area. Other notable areas such as Loft District, Central West End, Lafayette Square, Soulard, St. Louis Hills, The Hill, and The Fox Park areas have a lot of appeal and I will help you find just the right property. St. Louis home sales increased 16 percent in the month of June 2012 over June 2011. The revitalization of the urban area has made the Washington Avenue Historic District the home of some of the most attractive St. Louis properties. St. Louis homes for sale can be found in all 79 of the official neighborhoods. Real estate in St. Louis offers a wide market for buyers.
Parks and Recreation
A famous park near the Mississippi River is the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial that is the location of the Gateway Arch. This park is also home for the old courthouse where the Dred Scott v Sandford trial took place. There are St. Louis homes near the Missouri Botanical Garden. This garden features a geodesic dome and it is a short distance from there to the Tower Grove Park. Citygarden is a sculpture park and also Serra Sculpture Park in downtown St. Louis. If a person enjoys being able to watch all the major television networks, they will gain access to all of them in St. Louis.
Attractions and Activities
St. Louis MO homes are located in a city famous for their national sports teams. This city is home to the 2 time Word Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals major league baseball team and the St. Louis Rams an NFL football team and the St. Louis Blues. Busch Stadium, home of the Cardinals which was named as no 7 on Fox Sport’s list of The 10 best ballparks in Major league Baseball for 2011. St. Louis also home to the wonderful Forest Park (larger than Central Park in New York) home to the MUNY, St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, Missouri Historical Society, golf course and much more.
Call Karen Wagner today for assistance with West St. Louis County real estate.