10 Best Places to Live in St. Louis [2022]

10 Best Places to Live in St. Louis, MO

The Blankenship Team’s Best Places to Live in St. Louis

I was intrigued the other day by one of those “list things” you see on the internet. It was a ranking by Niche.com of the 2021 Best 100 Places to Live. Ten of the 100 were in the St. Louis area. Clearly that caught my eye. I was curious how they came up with their list and also how that list compared with the hottest real estate areas in our region. I am making no value judgment on the weight they gave each factor. I am pretty sure that if I did it or you did it we would weigh the factors differently. Interestingly, Chicago and St. Louis had the most with ten each followed by Philly with seven. Here is the criteria they used, taken from their website.

Ten Best Places to Live in St. Louis

Number City Rank
 1 Clayton 18
 2 Creve Coeur 20
3 Richmond Heights 26
4 Wildwood 48
5 Glendale 49
6 Brentwood 55
7 Olivette 57
8 Chesterfield 73
9 Webster Groves 80
10 Des Peres 92

Here are the April rankings for hottest neighborhoods

Rank City Average Days on Market
1 Warson Woods 7
2 Valley Park 16
3 Glendale 23
4 Bel-Ridge 28
5 St. Peters 29
6 Fenton 30
7 Shrewsbury 32
8 Brentwood 35
9 Rock Hill 39
10 Crestwood 40

I was struck by several observations. First, obviously how different the two lists are, but second, how different the hottest neighborhood list is from the list we shared several months ago. I am sure there are numerous opinions on what that means but to me it would seem to be saying that there are a number of good neighborhoods to live in, good neighborhoods for buying and selling, and that the St. Louis market is strong across the board. Homes are selling 50% faster than they were in 2014, according to the St. Louis Real Estate News. Good news for all!!


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