Moving from Houston, TX to St. Louis, MO

Moving from Houston, Texas to St. Louis, Missouri

If you’re moving from Houston to St. Louis, be prepared for a fairly big change. While Houston is the largest city in Texas with a population of over 2.1 million, St. Louis is much smaller with a population of 318,069. However, Greater St. Louis has a population of more than 2.8 million which is much closer to Houston’s; so, it shouldn’t take you long to get used to the difference! You’re sure to love all that the great city of St. Louis has to offer!

Driving from Houston to St. Louis

St. Louis is more than 830 miles from Houston, so if you choose to drive when moving from Houston to St. Louis, you’ll be on the road for almost 13 hours. Along the way, you’ll be passing through Little Rock, AR if you’d like to stop for a rest! While you’re there, check out the Museum of Discovery and the William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Park! Then, it won’t be long before you’re in St. Louis!

The Weather in St. Louis

When moving from Houston to St. Louis, you’ll be moving to a climate that is colder than what you’re used to now. Both Houston and St. Louis experience hot and humid summers, but St. Louis’ average highs, which are usually in the high 80s, are cooler than Houston’s average highs. In the winters, St. Louis gets much colder temperatures than Houston with average lows in the mid-20s. Additionally, St. Louis gets about 40.9 inches of precipitation and 17.7 inches of snow each year.

Getting Around St. Louis

Whether you choose to drive or take public transportation when moving from Houston to St. Louis, you should have an easy time making your way around the city! Similar to the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County in Houston, public transportation in St. Louis is operated by the Bi-State Development Agency, or Metro. Metro provides several buses that go throughout the city and to nearby areas as well as light rail and paratransit service. Additionally, driving in St. Louis is made easy by the many U.S. Highways, Interstates, and state highways that serve the city!

Education in St. Louis

If you’re moving from Houston to St. Louis with school age children, they’ll be moving from a city with 17 different school districts with a combined enrollment of over 700,000 students to a city with one school district with an enrollment of over 25,000 students. So, they should have an easy transition into St. Louis’s schools! Saint Louis Public Schools provides public education to the city and consists of 47 elementary schools, 11 middle schools, 15 high schools and six alternative schools. St. Louis is also home to Saint Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis! 

Things to Do in St. Louis

When moving from Houston to St. Louis, you’ll quickly learn that St. Louis offers fun things to do for everyone! One of the first things to do when you move is take a ride to the top of the famous Gateway Arch, which is the world’s tallest national monument! And be sure to check out the museum that’s under the Arch!

If you love sports, definitely go see the St. Louis Cardinals of the MLB, the St. Louis Blues of the NHL or the St. Louis Rams of the NFL! However, if you prefer the performing arts, be sure to check out the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at the Powell Symphony Hall, the Fabulous Fox Theatre, the Opera Theatre of St. Louis and the Sheldon Concert Hall!

For a fun, family day, visit the Saint Louis Science Center, a fun interactive museum that’s open every day and the Saint Louis Zoo, considered to be one of the best zoos in the country! Both places are free of charge! You’ll never run out of things to do in St. Louis!

So, come on up to “Rome of the West”!


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