September 16, 2017

St. Louis, Missouri


Here’s a free collection of resources about St. Louis, Missouri- blogs, videos, groups, first-hand experiences and advice from people who live in St. Louis, etc.

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St. Louis, Missouri: Blogs

Here’s a list of St. Louis blogs and websites written by people who live in St. Louis, or are about St. Louis.

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City of St. Louis stlouis-mo.gov 2017
Salt Lake Public Library slpl.org 2017
St. Louis County Library slcl.org 2017
Explore St. Louis explorestlouis.com 2017
University of Missouri- St. Louis umsl.edu 2017
KSDK News ksdk.com/local 2017
KMOV News kmov.com/..local-news 2017
Fox 2 News fox2now.com 2017
St. Louis Post-Dispatch stltoday.com 2017
Zillow Real Estate zillow.com/saint-louis-mo 2017
Trip Advisor tripadvisor.com/..Saint_Louis_Missouri 2017
St. Louis Craigslist stlouis.craigslist.org 2017
Wikipedia Article en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Louis 2017

St. Louis, Missouri: Groups

St. Louis Groups On Facebook

  1. St. Louis Jobs, Help Wanted (44,412 members)
  2. You Know You’re From St. Louis If You Remember (33,292 members)
  3. St. Louis Jobs Board (17,002 members)
  4. SWAP Mommy2Mommy (15,074 members)
  5. Homicide Watch St. Louis (13,331 members)
  6. St. Louis Memories Facebook Group (3,938 members)
  7. Indivisible St. Louis Resist Group (2,943 members)
  8. St. Louis Area Vendor Events (2,659 members)
  9. St. Louis Chive (2,526 members)
  10. St. Louis Hospitality Professionals (1,985 members)
  11. St. Louis Real Estate Investing Group (1,976 members)
  12. St. Louis Area Artists Network (1,171 members)
  13. St. Louis Creative Network (881 members)
  14. St. Louis Painted Rocks (601 members)
  15. Clifton Heights Neighborhood, St. Louis City (212 members)
  16. Parkway Ward (109 members)

Other St. Louis Groups, Forums and Events

  1. Eventbrite Events Near St. Louis, MO
  2. Explore St. Louis Events Calendar
  3. Urban St. Louis Forum

St. Louis, Missouri: Survey

We’re surveying people about living in St. Louis, MO. Here will be a collection of their responses.

*The information gathered via surveys may or may not be correct. Hopefully it will be helpful to you!

*Response format = Answer (Your name, How long you’ve lived in St. Louis)


**Click here to share your experience living in St. Louis**


St. Louis, Missouri: Favorites

What’s your favorite thing about living in St. Louis?

  • The schools, affordable housing, great restaurants, wonderful people and the temple is in our backyard!! (Heather, 3 years)
  • Convenience, public transportation, taxi, Uber and the city design to drive. (Lisa, 3 years)
  • There is always something fun (and usually free!) to do. I also enjoy the variety of small businesses and culture. (Amber, 8 years)
  • Arts culture. (Rich, 17 years)
  • St. Louis is a city that feels like a small town. (Anonymous, 19 years in the city, 40 years in the metro)
  • Food. (Jordan, 29 years)
  • It’s just an easy place to live. Not too much traffic. Lots of free cultural opportunities. (Joe, 38 years)
  • I love the city and the neighborhoods. (Martina, 70 years)

St. Louis, Missouri: Least Favorites

What’s your least favorite thing about living in St. Louis?

  • Racial tensions. (Heather, 3 years)
  • The racial divide mainly and a very aggravating thing is the Horse Carrages west of second street, they should not be allowed any farther to disrupt the beautiful design the city planners came up with years ago. They block traffic, can be dangerous to the animals, tourists and motorists. (Lisa, 3 years)
  • The bad rap that St. Louis gets. Also, people from surrounding areas who talk badly about the city, but yet come in and use the zoo, museum, etc.. Littering and recycling could also be more enforced. (Amber, 8 years)
  • Crime. (Rich, 17 years)
  • Roads. (Anonymous, 19 years)
  • Traffic / poor drivers. (Jordan, 29 years)
  • How badly organized it is. We have all these little youths. They are inefficient and they use their police to raise money through ridiculous tickets and fines. (Joe, 38 years)
  • Racism. (Martina, 70 years)

St. Louis, Missouri: Things To Do

What are fun things to do in St. Louis?

  • The zoo, magic house, the Arch, restaurants. (Heather, 3 years)
  • Baseball, live blues music, downtown parks, zoo, Forrest Park, city museum, baseball. (Lisa, 3 years)
  • Walking down Grand and enjoying the shops and restaurants. Going to one of the MANY festivals happening every weekend. Shopping at the Tower Grove Farmers market. Going to a Yogabuzz event. (Amber, 8 years)
  • Arch and architecture. (Rich, 17 years)
  • Parks! All the museums. (Jordan, 29 years)
  • Art museum, the parks, Katy Trail, festivals all summer long. (Joe, 38 years)
  • Zoo, history museum, art museum, botanical garden. Tons of great restaurants. Visiting the Hill. (Martina, 70 years)

St. Louis, Missouri: Reputation

What’s St. Louis known for?

  • The Arch, Ted Drews ice cream. (Heather, 3 years)
  • The Arch, lots of free things to do, baseball, crime, riots. (Lisa, 3 years)
  • Being a hidden gem. (Amber, 8 years)
  • Blues Arch. (Rich, 17 years)
  • Pizza. (Jordan, 29 years)
  • The Arch, the Cardinals, Mark Twain, Ferguson. (Joe, 38 years)
  • Beer and the Arch. (Martina, 70 years)

St. Louis, Missouri: Crime

What’s the crime like in St. Louis?

  • We live in a safe area in St. Louis county. I wouldn’t want to live downtown right now. (Heather, 3 years)
  • Alive and thriving. (Lisa, 3 years)
  • Crime here is what you make of it. Always be aware of your surroundings, and don’t leave anything valuable in your car. Basically don’t be stupid and you will be fine. (Amber, 8 years)
  • Uneasy. (Rich, 17 years)
  • Localized… (Jordan, 29 years)
  • Typical American city. Too many guns everywhere. (Joe, 38 years)
  • Terrible. (Martina, 70 years)

St. Louis, Missouri: Advice

Any advice for people moving to St. Louis?

  • I would suggest looking at the wards based on your needs i.e. children, seminary, how many YW/YM or age of ward members. (Heather, 3 years)
  • Don’t let the mainstream media convince you not to, come check it out. (Lisa, 3 years)
  • Don’t always listen to the media’s opinion. Talk to an actual resident about the area. (Amber, 8 years)
  • You will love most of it. (Rich, 17 years)
  • Move to the City, not one of the suburbs. (Joe, 38 years)
  • Experience the city, but be smart. (Martina, 70 years)

St. Louis, Missouri: Stories

Share an experience you’ve had in St. Louis (fun, crazy, dangerous, etc.).

  • Joining a coop art gallery. (Rich, 17 years)
  • I don’t even know where to begin. I’ve spent my adult life here and it’s been fun. (Joe, 38 years)
  • My family is from the Hill. A true gem of a neighborhood. So many great memories of it. (Martina, 70 years)

St. Louis, Missouri: The Future

How do you think St. Louis will change over the next 10 years?

  • I believe the next 10 years in STL will interesting, depending upon the laws, particularly about medicinal marijuana and women’s rights, the city can offer the upcoming working class and students opportunities with all the various colleges, start-up tech companies, competing companies for employees. And what a sports city it is!! (Lisa, 3 years)
  • Not sure..it has to get better. (Rich, 17 years)
  • More high tech in the city, more people moving to the city. But we’ll still have a terrible problem with black people suffering. (Joe, 38 years)
  • If we don’t come together – city/county- then I’m afraid it will get worse. (Martina, 70 years)

St. Louis, Missouri: Other Facts

Any other interesting facts about St. Louis?

  • St. Louis is known for BBQ, ice cream. (Heather, 3 years)
  • Great nightlife, awesome medical community, lots of free things to do, free community colleges, two elite universities, tough, yet fair golf courses. Terrific vista :). (Lisa, 3 years)
  • Soulard is the oldest part of the city…almost like New Orleans. (Rich, 17 years)
  • Forest Park is 50% bigger than Central Park in NYC. (Joe, 38 years)
  • It is a great city made up of wonderful neighborhoods. (Martina, 70 years)