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Cities in the Spotlight: St. Louis

The St. Louis Arch is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the country.

The St. Louis Arch is one of the most recognizable landmarks in the country.

If you plan a move to the Midwest, but want a vibrant and historical city, you may have a good destination in St. Louis. Packing and moving to this hub on the Mississippi River could be a great idea.

The city has a population of more than 318,000, but St. Louis' metropolitan statistical area is much larger. St. Louis' transportation system is varied, so you have many options to get around. If driving a car isn't your thing, there is extensive taxi service. Additionally, the bus system can get you to just about anywhere in the city. There is also a light rail system that can help you get to many of the major areas.

St. Louis has varied weather throughout the year. This means that the winters are cold and the summers are relatively warm. The Weather Channel noted the average summer high is 89 degrees, while the winter low temperature averages 24 degrees.

If you are looking for higher education in the city, there are a few options available. The most notable school is St. Louis University, while Washington University in St. Louis and Harris-Stowe State University are also in the city's limits.

Many attractions around the city
Sports are popular in St. Louis, as the city is represented in three of the four major sports. The National Hockey League's Blues, National Football League's Rams and Major League Baseball's Cardinals are all located in the city.

If you are a fan of history, you came to the right place. St. Louis was an early America fort controlled by the French, as well as a stop for Lewis and Clark on their expedition to explore the uncharted areas of the United States. There is a monument dedicated to the explorers located at the bank of the Mississippi River.

The city is also home to one of the most recognizable icons in the U.S. The Gateway Arch, is the tallest monument in the country, and is often used as a city symbol. You can not only visit the monument's visitor's center, which is under the structure, but there is also an ability to travel to the top of the monument. This will help you see an aerial view of the city and the surrounding area.