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!
Population: Approximately 2,600,000 in the metropolitan area. The City of St. Louis has approximately 375,000 residents, while St. Louis County has approximately 1,000,000.
Cost of Living Index: 99.95 (National Average: 100)
Average Housing Cost: $103,000 (National Average: $143,000).
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.
Taxes: Combined city and state sales tax is 6.6% (4.225% state and 1.775% city). Hotel occupancy tax is 7.25%.
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