‘Meet Me in St. Louis’

A leading center for international research and a destination for patients seeking exceptional care, St. Louis is the optimal place to train and excel in post-doctoral training, public health and research. Family-friendly, it offers diverse attractions.

The city is more than its medical and research hub, though. It is an emerging startup city with an influx of engineers, entrepreneurs, artists and other innovative professionals working in diverse fields. Its eclectic and affordable neighborhoods thrive in a community touted by techies, foodies, music-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

The medical center itself is located in the city’s Central West End neighborhood, full of sidewalk cafes, coffeehouses, shops and affordable housing. Forest Park, located adjacent to the medical center, is a haven for those seeking cultural and outdoor activities.

At 1,300 acres, it is among the nation’s biggest city parks — 500 acres larger than New York’s Central Park — and is home to art, history and science museums, an outdoor musical theater and the Saint Louis Zoo. Residents also enjoy a burgeoning culinary scene, microbreweries, a hip nightlife, beloved sports teams and close proximity to an expanse of trails and waterways.

St. Louis offers a significantly lower cost of housing than the nation’s major coastal cities. Residents with children of all ages enjoy a substantial number of free attractions year round. 

Top 10 rising cities for startups


Affordable among major cities




USA Today Reader’s Choice 2018


Major League Baseball Attendance

2018, ESPN

Free museum district

Missouri History Museum

Saint Louis Art Museum

Saint Louis Science Center

Saint Louis Zoo