Many newcomers to St. Louis are surprised to find out how compact the actual city is. The city limits have a population of around 300,000. The St. Louis region, however, consists of about 100 different municipalities and 2 million people. So some people may use the name “St. Louis” when they’re in fact talking about the neighboring communities of Clayton, Shrewsbury, or Richmond Heights.
Part of what makes the St. Louis region so great is that there is something for everyone. City neighborhoods and suburbs run the gamut of prices and lifestyles. Once you take a look at our 13 reasons why St. Louis is right for you, follow it up with our article Where to Live Near St. Louis, MO. It gives a rundown of places to buy a home based on what’s most important to you and your family.