Today, the City of St Louis has 79 distinct neighborhoods (see map) that are officially recognized. Each with it's own "flavor" and attitude, many people chose where they want to live by the neighborhood first, then the homes in it. Due to the number of them, I've put the links and information on St Louis's neighborhoods on a seperate page for you to use as you explore St Louis. For general information on the City, check out it's website. Many areas of the city fall into Housing Conservation Districts that require building inspections and occupancy permits. To find out if a home that you are interested in falls in that category, click here.
But the City is much much more than those 79 neighborhoods. From it's inception in 1764 as a fur trading post, the City of St Louis has had a rich history that has included a World's Fair in 1904. Today, the City of St Louis boasts world-class educational institutions, some of the top hospitals in the US, leading bio-tech industries and research, and major automobile plants, along with being a leader in the aerospace industry.
While it's history is important, St Louis is a forward thinking city. Highly networked, it is home to Fortune 500 companies, high-tech start-ups and to solid family businesses. But more than a center of commerce and business, it's a city that's about people. As a result, St Louis abounds in educational facilities, museums, a world-class zoo, theaters, restaurants, parks, and recreational activities for it's residents and tourists. If you would like to know more about St Louis's History and traditions, check out the Missouri Historical Society.