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What Do I Need To Know About Buying A Mobile Home In St. Louis, Missouri?
If you think you might be ready to buy a mobile home in St, Louis, you should learn a bit about the place. It is a thriving city with many suburbs feeding into the city, but living right in the heart of it all leads to the fastest commutes and the easiest access to the city’s famed nightlife. It is also a major university city, and its large student population helps to keep the city and the entire metro area lively.
In this article, we’ll talk about where to find St. Louis mobile homes for sale, we’ll explore some of the most exciting neighborhoods in the city, and explore the economic realities of buying land in each. We’ll look at St. Louis’ geography and demographics, as well as what people in the city do for fun.
After the British took over the French colonies on the far side of the Mississippi, some French colonists chose to move farther west. Many of them settled in the region around what would become St. Louis. The city of St. Louis was founded in the late 18th century, but did not become part of the US until the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The city voted to separate themselves from the County of St. Louis around them in 1877. After WW1, many towns were formed and public schools opened throughout what would become recognized as the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. WW2 saw the region become more industrialized, but by the 1960s people began moving from the city to the smaller towns and suburbs. By the 1970 census, however, many people had moved out of the city of St. Louis and into its suburbs. The long and the short of that is that it is reasonably easy to buy a mobile home in St. Louis, Missouri these days.
Things to do in St. Louis
Things to do in St. Louis
There is plenty to do in and around the city of St. Louis. While hunting for that perfect St. Louis mobile home, you can also visit the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, see Johnny Morris' Wonders of Wildlife National Museum or spend the afternoon at the National WWI Museum and Memorial. For something more active, why not go hiking at Rock Bridge Memorial State Park or spend the day at the St. Louis Zoo? You should also tour the Missouri Botanical Garden at least once before you go.
St. Louis’ weather is affected by both the warm, humid air coming up from the Gulf of Mexico and the cold air coming down from Canada. As a result, it straddles the line between a humid subtropical climate and a humid continental climate. Anyone looking for St. Louis mobile homes for sale should be prepared for an unsettled spring with occasional tornadoes and storms, hot and humid summers, mild, pleasant autumns and cool winters with snow and ice storms. The highest temperatures are typically in June, when highs average 99 degrees F. The lowest temperatures are most common in January, when lows drop to 18 degrees F. You can expect thunderstorms on 40 to 50 days most years, which can be a blessing or a curse depending on how you feel about them. Before you buy a mobile home in St. Louis, though, consider what kind of neighborhood you want to live in. Who would your ideal neighbors be? Would you rather live near downtown, or at the edge of town? A few of the most exciting neighborhoods in the city include: St. Louis Neighborhoods Forest Park The Forest Park neighborhood is a great place to find St. Louis, MO mobile homes. It can be found between Interstate 64 and Interstate 44, next to the Forest Park it is named for. Before the city was founded, this was farmland. It is home to Mason Elementary School, Long Middle Community Ed. Center and Roosevelt High School, all top-rated institutions. The neighborhood also boasts dozens of stores, coffee shops and other amenities, as well as many restaurants and cafes. Old North St. Louis Old North St. Louis is a great place to buy a mobile home in Missouri. The median home listing price there is $330,000, which works out to around $157 per square foot. Some of the best schools in the neighborhood include Old North, Henry Elementary School, Yeatman-Liddell Middle School and Vashon High School. It is an older part of the city, but that just places it nearer the center of the action. St. Louis Hills If you are looking for land in Missouri, the neighborhood of St. Louis Hills is a great bet. The median asking price for real estate there is just under $340,000, which works out to around $200 per square foot. The best schools in St. Louis Hills include Buder Elementary, Long Middle Community education Center, Roosevelt High School and the Community Access Job Training Center. Dutchtown Another good spot to find mobile homes in St. Louis, MO is the neighborhood of Dutchtown. This is an inexpensive neighborhood – the median asking price for homes in Dutchtown is just $117,000, which works out to be only $90 per square foot. However, that comes with a lot of range. Lower end properties sometimes go for as little as $45,000 and higher ed homes in Dutchtown can fetch $390,000 or more. The best schools in the area include South City Elementary, Oak Hill Elementary School, Fanning Middle Community Ed., Lyon at Blow Elementary School and the Carnahan School Of The Future.
St. Louis demographics
St. Louis demographics
The City of St. Louis’ population as of the 2020 census was 301,578. This is actually down some 18,000 from the population in 2010, representing a shift of people within the metro area into the suburbs. This easy access to land in the city is one of the things making mobile homes in St Louis, MO so popular right now.
Just under 89% of St. Louis residents over the age of 25 have high school diplomas, and just over 37% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income was $45,782 in 2020, and the median value of owner-occupied housing units at the same time was $143,700.
Arts in St. Louis
Arts in St. Louis
There is a lot going on in St. Louis County all year round, and anyone seeking mobile homes in St. Louis, MO is welcome to join in the fun. For example, the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is always popular. Soulard Mardi gras makes for a great day out, as does the K-Pop Festival and Taste of Korea in nearby Clayton. The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival brings in many tourists and locals, and the Flyover Comedy Festival is always a great success. Other cultural events worth noting include Stringfest and Taste of Maplewood, Wings Over St. Louis in Chesterfield (on Memorial Day weekend), the Historic Shaw Art Fair, Tower Grove Pride and the Festival of Nations at 9 Mile Garden.
Schools in St. Louis
Schools in St. Louis
St. Louis, Missouri has many great schools at all levels, including Adams Elementary in Forest Park Southeast, Ames Elementary in Old North St. Louis, Busch Middle School in St. Louis Hills, Carnahan High School in Dutchtown, Central High School in Southwest Garden and some 70 more. Colleges and universities in and around St. louis include Fontbonne University, Harris–Stowe State University, Missouri Baptist University, Saint Louis University, St. Louis Community College, the Washington University School of Law, the Washington University School of Medicine, the University of Health Sciences & Pharmacy, the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Webster University.
Why St. Louis?
Why St. Louis?
To answer that, you’d have to consider whether you would be happy living in either the city or the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Does the idea of living in the biggest city in the state, as well as a metro area spanning two states appeal to you? If so, buying a mobile home in St. Louis could be a great choice. If not, look deeper into the suburbs.
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