I moved to St. Louis around six years ago. Before that, I had lived in Indiana, Oklahoma, Illinois, Colorado, Wisconsin, and Kentucky. Even though each place has had their own feel and culture, St. Louis has always surprised me with its spunk, heritage, and overall feel.
St. Louis has an interesting image. It is a big city and considers itself to be. However, the city often feels separate from other cities such as Chicago or New York. It is often overlooked and overshadowed. Living here for a while though, I have realized how underrated St. Louis is and why it shouldn’t be.
First of all, St. Louis is one of the best foodie cities in America. This may come as a surprise to people, but St. Louis has a great selection of food from all over the world. Wallethub placed St. Louis as the 7th best foodie city in America in 2016. Even after living here for several years, I am always finding new and exciting restaurants all across the city. There are Bosnian restaurants, unique ice cream shops, and much more.
St. Louis also values its entertainment industry. It is not hard to not walk around St. Louis without seeing the Cardinals or Blues logo at least once. St. Louis also loves its musicians. This is clear to see by seeing the flowers and gifts left at the Chuck Berry statue on the Delmar Loop. You mention Nelly and people freak out.
St. Louis has a men’s fashion week, Forest Park (which is bigger than Central Park), the Muny. St. Louis has a beautiful City garden, a sculpture park, and much more. St. Louis is an artistic city, and most people don’t realize it.
St. Louis has been a great place to live. Whether you are moving here for a job or college, St. Louis is a great place to move to. It has a unique culture and history that makes it a fantastic place.