Famous for a Victorian past and multiple French and German influences, St. Louis is famous for its architectural draws and full of lovely homes for rent. The city claims to have the world's first skyscraper - the 10-story Wainwright Building is used by the State of Missouri as a government office building. More famously, The Gateway Arch, a famous landmark in St. Louis, was built in the mid-1960s. St. Louis was honored with the World Leadership Award for urban renewal in 2006 and is growing with several efforts to revitalize the downtown and midtown area.
St. Louisans enjoy a humid continental climate with four distinct seasons. Winter is the driest season and spring is the wettest. Many of the area's best Italian restaurants are located in The Hill. Yogi Berra, Joe Garagiola, and many other athletes made their homes in The Hill.
Single family homes are prominent in the Baden area, which is one of the oldest community areas in St. Louis. Rentals can be found on Bitner and Church Road, close to the business district.
Benton Park West hosts a "For Sale House Tour" annually in September. This is a great time to find rental homes, ranging from "ready to move" to "livable but needs work" homes.
Carondelet is located in the southeastern portion of St. Louis. Older homes in St. Louis are located here. Housing for rent ranges from apartments to single-story cottages for rent to large single family homes.
Central West End is a neighborhood in midtown that features unusual, elaborate lamp posts and cobblestone streets. The neighborhood was popular during the 1904 World's Fair. Fullerton's Westminster Place offers the finest turn-of-the-century streetscape in the nation.
The St. Louis Public School District operates 92 schools. The largest number of Catholic High Schools in the nation are located in the St. Louis Metropolitan area, along with several other denominational private schools. Washington University is one of the top research institutions in the nation. Concordia Seminary is the largest Lutheran seminary in the nation.
St. Louis has a strong health care industry. St. Louis Children's Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital benefit from a close relationship with Washington University School of Medicine. A leader in several areas of medical research, St. Louis University School of Medicine works with hospitals, including Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital and St. Louis University Hospital.
Corkball leagues are a unique feature of St. Louis sports. A "mini-basketball" game, in the 1900s it was played on the streets and alleys of St. Louis. The city has a reputation for being "Baseball City USA" and "a top-notch sports town". The most famous team in the city is the St. Louis Cardinals, who have won several World Championships in Major League Baseball. St. Louis also offers several professional soccer teams, and professional wrestling is also popular.
If you are looking for ancient artifacts and modern art, the St. Louis Art Museum has a beautiful collection. In downtown St. Louis, you'll find the Eugene Field House, which is dedicated to the famous children's author Eugene Field. St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and the Missouri History Museum has programs and exhibits about the fair and also detailing Lewis and Clark's voyage. Broadway Series and concerts are presented at the Fox Theatre.
105 parks in the city contain playgrounds, gathering places, summer concerts, tennis courts, and lakes. The Missouri Botanical Garden includes a bountiful collection of flowering trees, plants, and shrubs.
The world-renowned St. Louis Symphony Orchestra has received six Grammy Awards. You can find great jazz, ragtime, and blues music in St. Louis. Many music artists began their careers in St. Louis, such as Ike Turner, Tina Turner, and Miles Davis.
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