St. Peters named 13th best US city to live in

The town just outside of St. Louis was selected by the personal finance site Money, among the 50 best places to live this year.

Sam Masterson
September 23, 2020 - 5:13 pm
St. Peters

(Courtesy of St. Peters city website)

ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo (KMOX) - Residents of St. Peters, Mo. seem to have a pretty good set up – seeing as their town has been named one of the best in America according to the personal finance website, Money. The website ranked them one of the "Best Places to Live 2020." 

The town inside St. Charles County came in at No. 13 on the ranking of the 50 best cities to live in the U.S. 

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The description of St. Peters, a town with about 59,000 residents, stated: 

It’s not hard to find community in St. Peters: Local musicians perform in a free sunset concert series on summer Fridays (streamed on-demand this year due to the coronavirus). Each month the city organizes a day trip for residents. In February they visited a historic St. Louis church (the city is 30 miles away), and next April they plan to attend an Amish quilt festival.

The Rec-Plex, fondly referred to as the town’s “crown jewel,” is a delightful, city-run recreation center. For $51 a month, families get access to Olympic-sized swimming pools, a NHL-sized ice rink and 8,000 square feet of fitness equipment. The complex underwent an $18.5 million expansion in 2007.

With numerous large employers in the area (including General Motors, Citi Bank and Boeing), the $79,000 median household income here is nearly 50% higher than in the state at large. Thanks to reasonable home prices, close to 80% of residents own their homes. According to brokerage Redfin, homes are selling fast right now for about 1% above list price.

In 2017, St. Peters was ranked No. 15 in the nation. St. Peters also made the magazine’s Best Places to Live in 2008, 2010, and 2012.

The top 5 cities on the ranking were: 

  1. Evans, Georgia
  2. Parker, Colorado
  3. Meridian, Idaho 
  4. Rockwall, Texas
  5. Columbia, Maryland

See the full list, here.

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