The Gateway City
Have you been searching for apartments St. Louis has to offer? It is a city of contrasts — from the history and charm of its turn-of-the-century founding, to its fast-paced growth as the country’s 13th largest metropolitan area. Don’t let the size fool you — this city is actually made up of 89 separate townships, each offering small-community convenience and comfortable neighborhoods.
St. Louis offers the familiarity of a small town while being surrounded by big-city advantages like opera, theatre, ballet, museums, sports, gaming, shopping galore. St. Louis truly is the best of both worlds – small and big alike!
Climate: Average temperatures in the summer range from 57°F to 90°F degrees, and in the winter from below 0°F to 55°F degrees. The average annual rainfall is 38 inches, with an average annual snowfall of 20 inches. Storms are common throughout the year, and at times they can bring a path of destruction with lightning, heavy winds and a torrent of moisture.
Time Zone: Central Standard Time, which is six hours behind Greenwich Mean Time. When it’s noon in St. Louis, it’s 1 p.m. in Toronto, 6 p.m. in London, and 4 a.m. in Sydney. St. Louis observes Daylight Savings Time, which is in effect April through October.
Economy: St. Louis is the sixth largest Fortune 500 headquarters city in the nation. St. Louis apartments are surrounded by major commercial enterprises including Anheuser-Busch, Emerson Electric, Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas), Enterprise Rent-a-Car, and Monsanto.
Some interesting websites to visit to learn more about St. Louis and what St. Louis has to offer:
Explore St. Louis – http://www.explorestlouis.com
Downtown St. Louis – http://www.downtownstl.org/
St. Louis Regional Chamber of Commerce- http://www.stlregionalchamber.com/
The St. Louis Post Dispatch – http://www.stltoday.com
Local School Districts – http://www.hughchou.org/hugh/stl_schools.html