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Sights to See This Holiday Season in St. Louis

Posted on November 21, 2014, by

As the temperature begins to drop and the days pass by, something strange begins to happen. The air is filled with cheer and the sound of carols are heard in every mall, bakery, and store in town. One of the best things to do with family or someone special at this time of year is  Continue Reading »

Top-Rated Places in St. Louis

Posted on October 13, 2014, by

If you’re a St. Louis native or if you’ve lived here for even a short while, then you know about all of the great things this city has to offer. However, if you’re new to the area you may be surprised to see how many St. Louis institutions are highly regarded across the U.S. In  Continue Reading »

Fall Events in St. Louis

Posted on September 22, 2014, by

Even though summer is over as of tomorrow and the weather has already started to get cooler, there are still tons of events in St. Louis this fall to keep anyone occupied. Last weekend saw perfect weather for the Great Forest Park Balloon Race and the Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival, and craft beer  Continue Reading »

More Affordable Housing Drawing People to Midwest

Posted on September 5, 2014, by

As part of a growth trend stretching back into the last decades of the 20th century, populations in the US keep shifting west and south. States like Texas and Florida have seen explosive growth in the past 20 years, but other inland states such as Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Missouri have continued to grow. What  Continue Reading »

Our Increasingly Urban Future in St. Louis

Posted on August 27, 2014, by

According to numbers gathered worldwide from the past several decades, the future of humans lies in cities around the world. In the US and more rapidly, in developing countries, people are moving to cities at an unprecedented rate. Globally, that means that over a million people per week are moving away from the country for  Continue Reading »

What Will Future Homes Look Like?

Posted on August 15, 2014, by

Have you ever thought about what homes might look like in the future? What new features they could have? How big or small changes could make a difference in our daily lives? The Wall Street Journal has given a shot at what the home of the future may look like. First of all, think small.  Continue Reading »

Ikea a Boost to Central Corridor

Posted on July 21, 2014, by

More than a cooler place to buy inexpensive furniture, Ikea’s new location in the Central West End will mean a huge economic boost to the area. The central corridor between Forest Park and SLU is the center of rapid development thanks to tax incentives and a huge investment from the Cortex project. But a big  Continue Reading »

Lucky to Live in St. Louis

Posted on July 15, 2014, by

If you already live in St. Louis, you already know why we’re lucky to be here. If you’re moving from another city, it might take a while to see what exactly is so great about it. Most people though—especially those with families—come to love living in St. Louis. Beyond a good location, great neighborhoods, lots  Continue Reading »

Millennials Moving Out

Posted on June 27, 2014, by

Almost everyone in America felt the effects of the most recent recession in some way, but it was particularly harsh on young adults. Recent high school and college graduates who would have easily been able to find a job just a year or two before were suddenly stuck with no job prospects, no experience, and  Continue Reading »

Even if Houses are Hot Right Now, an Apartment May Still Be the Way to Go

Posted on June 19, 2014, by

According to a BMO Harris Bank report, 68 percent of Missouri residents ages 18 to 34 are planning to buy a home within the next five years. Also, among Missourians ages 35 to 54, 45 percent plan to buy in the next five years, and 27 percent of those 55 and older are planning to  Continue Reading »