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Resident life in St. Louis

Life in Saint Louis
"Things to Do in St. Louis"

Known as "The Gateway to the West" by the explorers that developed the city in times of the westward expansion, we now see how the city of Saint Louis keeps diversifying by the minute, offering amazing places and events for different tastes. The area has been appraised for low cost of living, rich culture, countless affordable (and free) events for entertainment, ( http://www.stlrcga.org/x629.xml), and many other things. With 4 seasons, locals can say that the winters are very manageable and sunny nevertheless.

St. Louis is considered a very convenient city, and we often say "you can get anywhere in 15-20 minutes". There is a small town feel, and a persistent fever for the baseball home team, the St. Louis Cardinals (MLB World Champions of 2011). It's not unusual to see people wear their Cardinals t-shirt to work on game days! If you are into other sports, you should experience a St. Louis Blues game, long time legends of the National Hockey League. We are also proud to be a big soccer city, having frequent exhibition matches from premier European teams like Chelsea FC, Inter of Milan and Real Madrid.

All residents are enrolled for free at the Simon Recreation Center , a fitness and wellness center with state-of-the-art machines, weights, basketball and volleyball courts, indoor and outdoor running track, indoor and outdoor pool (with available barbeque grill), soccer fields, martial arts, a variety of regular fitness classes and free parking.

Some of the annual events our residents are known to attend are: the Big Muddy Blues Festival, Cardinals games, LouFest, Rock'n'Roll Marathon, 4th of July Fireworks at the Arch, Shakespeare nights in Forest Park, PrideFest, Summer outdoor concerts at the Botanical Gardens, Drive-in Christmas lights at the Zoo, Broadway plays at the Fox Theatre, etc. We are proud of our world-class zoo, Botanical Gardens and Art Museum, all free of cost to the public. Our metro-link station has 2 lines and conveniently takes you straight to the airport.

Most of our residents live 15 minutes away. St. Louis has safe and interesting neighborhoods for every taste: Affordable houses with good schools in the county, Conveniently located apartements in the Central West End, trendy upscale apartments and lofts downtown (for those who want to be close to the night life in the city), Soulard condos (where the famous farmer's market is located), and charming inner city houses in historic Lafayette square, to name some.

In summary, the city of St. Louis has many great things to offer to the medical professional, regardless of their interests outside of work. We pride in having had residents from all over the United States and the world that thrive personally and professionally. We hope to have you soon so you can experience how it's like to be a member of the Saint Louis University School of Medicine Neurology and Psychiatry family.