St. Louis is the second largest city in Missouri with a population of 319,294 (city) and 2,845,298 (greater St. Louis area). The median household income is $29,156.
St. Louis celebrates its history and diversity in a variety of ways. The city’s location on the Mississippi River plays a vital role not only in the city’s economic survival but also the Midwest, due to the river, Interstate highways, and railroad. Three airports serve the region as well.
St. Louis houses eight Fortune 500 companies, including Anheuser-Busch, Edward Jones, Wells Fargo, Stifel Nicolaus, and Scottrade. Numerous companies are headquartered in St. Louis and the greater St. Louis area, such as Schick, Playtex, Monsanto Company, Emerson Electric, Charter Communications, Energizer, Hardee’s, National Car Rental, and more.
The St. Louis area has 40 technical schools, universities, and colleges. Three universities are classified as research institutions – Washington University in St. Louis, Saint Louis University, and University of Missouri-St. Louis. Religious educational facilities include Concordia Seminary (Lutheran) and Fontbonne University (Catholic).
Tourism is a driving force in the local economy because of the vast amount of activities, events, and attractions. Among the top places to visit are: the St. Louis Museum, Contemporary Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, Gateway Arch, St. Louis Union Station, Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, Fox Theatre, the St. Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, The Hill, Laclede’s Landing, Eads Bridge, St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum, Busch Stadium, Lemp Mansion, and Grant’s Farm.
St. Louis is also a center for musical entertainment. The city is known for its great blues, ragtime, and jazz music. Several artists got their start in the city like Tina Turner, Scott Joplin, Chuck Berry, and Miles Davis. St. Louis also has a municipal opera and symphony orchestra.
St. Louis is home to several professional sports teams, such as the St. Louis Rams (NFL), St. Louis Blues (NHL), and St. Louis Cardinals (MLB).
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PadMapper makes apartment hunting less awful, almost fun. It does this by plotting the apartments on a big map, and letting you filter for exactly what you want. There are also neat overlays to help you learn about the different areas.
My goal with PadMapper is to make apartment hunting into something people no longer dread. It shouldn't have to be harder than buying a car. You shouldn't have to deal with slimy people. You shouldn't have to make big Excel spreadsheets to keep track of what you've seen and what you think. Landlords should respond to your emails, and once you move in, you should be treated well. I'm going to help make it that way.
I was looking for a place with some friends in NYC in the summer of 2008, and it ended up taking us 6 months. This was our first time, so we got scammed more than once by brokers and shady landlords.
In between scams, I sifted through thousands of Craigslist listings, and it was getting to the point where I was losing hope. It was like wading through my spam folder trying to find real emails. I'd click and read each listing, only to find out that it was in a bad location, or it looked like a slum, or there was a toilet in the kitchen, or it was too "cozy" to fit a double bed.
So, I ended up writing what became the first version of PadMapper to do most of the sifting for me and generally make the hunt better. I've used it and the iPhone app in 3 apartment hunts since then, and it has found me a place quickly each time.
I hope it helps you and your friends find a great place to live. Good luck with your hunt!
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