Living in St. Louis

Gateway Arch

Washington University School of Medicine is located in the vibrant city of St. Louis, Missouri, known as a “Gateway to the West” with a rich history and many beautiful neighborhoods and parks.  It has a wide variety of affordable neighborhoods, dynamic apartment and condo living, premier dining, major league sports, nationally ranked cultural institutions, nearby outdoor recreational areas, and a myriad of fun attractions for families, adults and singles.  There is much to see and do throughout the region!

This STLMade video highlights the many aspects of living in St. Louis.

A day in the life of St. Louis:

Forest Park  (photo below) covers more than 1,300 acres and is within one block of the Medical Center (the hospital overlooks it!).  It has a 6 mile running/biking path, tennis courts, a golf course, skating rink, and a variety of attractions such as the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, and the St. Louis Science Center, most of of which are free of charge and easily accessible.  The Medical Center is also within 2 miles of the St. Louis Botanical Garden, which is gorgeous throughout the year, hosts many special events and concerts and is also free of charge.

Aerial of view of Forest Park, with views of trees, waterways, and the downtown skyline in the distance

To learn more about the city, visit Explore St. Louis. St. Louis has something for everyone!