A Good Job Market
A good way to gauge a region’s job market is by looking at opportunities for new college graduates. St. Louis takes the top spot in Insurify’s list of the best cities for new graduates in 2022. In June 2022, the unemployment rate was only 2.8%. They also rated its “Overall Appeal Score” at 100!
When a town or city is tied to just one industry, the entire economy will suffer if it fails. St. Louis, however, has a number of thriving industries that run the gamut from manufacturing to academia, to medicine. It is also making a name for itself in the past decade as a hub for tech startups.
We’ll admit that St. Louis does not have the same public transportation options as a bigger metropolis, but it hardly matters. Driving in the city is easy, with major roadways and a fraction of the traffic of L.A. or Chicago. Commutes are short if you do have to drive to work or school, and there is plentiful parking, even downtown, and much of it is free. But the city is also big enough to support a convenient network of cabs, Lyfts, and Ubers too, so getting around is never difficult.
Families or Singles—St. Louis Has You Covered
Families will find plenty of room to spread out in neighborhoods and subdivisions across the region. Several options for school are available, from pre-school to world-class universities.
As for recreation, there is so much to do! As we move into post-pandemic life, there are opportunities for both getting together and social distancing. Forest Park is a true gem with miles of trails, a golf course, musicals at the Muny, and a free zoo. And St. Louis is on the tour schedule of many Broadway shows and top-name performers. There is also a robust restaurant community for the foodie and eclectic bars and neighborhood taverns for every taste.