A community with a remarkably low cost of living for all of the comforts and attractions it affords, St. Louis is a big city with the convenience and sense of connectedness of a smaller one.

St. Louis is a “20-minute city,” where most of the attractions are within a reasonable distance from most of the people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Greater St. Louis has been consistently below the national average commute time to work.

Availability, accessibility – these are characteristics of the region in general. St. Louis is open, in the broadest sense of the word. Whatever role you want to play here — in civic affairs or any other aspect of life — you’ll get a friendly, appreciative welcome.