About St. Louis

A hub for international research and a destination for patients in need of exceptional care, St. Louis is the ideal location to train and excel in health, medicine and research. In addition to internationally renowned physicians and scientists, the city attracts engineers, business leaders, educators, artists, activists and other innovative professionals working at the forefront of diverse fields and endeavors.

Not far from the medical campus, the Grand Center district is home to many cultural events and venues. Photo credit: Paul Sableman on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

Newcomers to St. Louis are often surprised to find an affordable, family-friendly city brimming with culture, character and entertainment. In fact, the city earns accolades from techies, foodies, music-lovers and outdoor enthusiasts nationwide.

Loufest, an outdoor music festival in the city’s Forest Park, offers a packed lineup every year. But it isn’t the only attraction for fans of live music; St. Louis has more music venues per capita than any other US city besides Las Vegas. Photo credit: En Why on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

The city’s world-class museums, gardens and arts centers showcase award-winning performances and exhibitions. Sports fans pack stadiums for Cardinals baseball, Blues hockey, exhibition soccer matches and a number of semi-pro teams. Beautiful parks and greenways offer ample recreation close to home, and outside of the city, national forests and state parks offer endless opportunities for hiking, biking, climbing and kayaking.

The Gateway Arch rises above the grounds of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial, a US National Park. The park is undergoing a massive renovation that will include new biking and running trails, space for outdoor concerts and a new museum. Photo credit: Philip Leara on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

St. Louis is also home to countless restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and bakeries that delight food-lovers of all palates. A rotating cast of food trucks rolls through the medical campus on a daily basis, and dozens of dining options within a mile of campus offer fare ranging from gyros and street tacos to gourmet donuts and French pastries.

The city’s coffee scene includes several independent roasters and an abundance of third-wave coffeehouses. Sump Coffee is just one local favorite. Photo credit: Missouri Division of Tourism on Flickr. Some rights reserved.

With so much to offer, St. Louis is still that rare city where you can live within walking or biking distance of a university and enjoy cosmopolitan amenities for a moderate price. Rentals and housing stock range from contemporary lofts to historic brick homes, and the cost of living is far lower than that of large coastal cities. The city’s MetroLink train makes a stop in the heart of the medical campus, so a trip downtown or to the airport is a quick ride away.

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The medical center is located in the Central West End neighborhood, which offers quiet residences, trendy establishments and historic charm.