About St. Louis
Consistently ranked among the nation’s most affordable and best places to live and raise families, the St. Louis region offers many opportunities to watch or participate in a wide range of sports, recreational activities and cultural events. Not far from St. Louis’ urban core are the beautiful rolling hills of the Ozark Mountain Region and outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing and spelunking in more than 6,000 caves.
The St. Louis area is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and a vibrant start-up scene. Seminary spouses will discover a wealth of career opportunities at these companies and beyond, including businesses within the city’s growing startup scene.
St. Louis is a center of medicine and biotechnology. Washington University School of Medicine is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, the 12th-largest hospital in the world. The two institutions operate the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center. The School of Medicine also is affiliated with St. Louis Children’s Hospital, one of the country’s top pediatric hospitals.
The Seminary is located within the Clayton School District, one of the top-ranked public school districts in the state. An elementary and middle school are within walking distance of campus. If you prefer private schools, numerous Lutheran schools also operate throughout the region and some even offer special tuition rates for the children of seminarians.
The St. Louis region offers numerous activities and events for residents and visitors alike. Take a 630-foot ride to the top of the world at the Gateway Arch, the famous stainless steel monument offering a spectacular view of the city, or get a glimpse of where Lewis and Clark set out on their historic expedition at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. Visitors also can hop aboard a 19th century paddlewheel boat replica for a narrated cruise down the mighty Mississippi. Other fun stops are the Saint Louis Zoo, Grant’s Farm, the Missouri Botanical Garden and nearby Forest Park, the largest urban park in the United States and home of the 1904 World’s Fair.
There’s no place finer than The Fabulous Fox for dazzling live theater where you can catch the Broadway bug with a musical, concert or dance troupe performance. Hear your favorite classical music performed by the renowned St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall or see an award-winning musical at Stages St. Louis. Immerse yourself in operatic drama at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis or experience classic and modern playwrights at the Repertory Theater or the newly renovated Peabody Opera House. Bask in the moonlight during an outdoor show at Forest Park’s The Muny, the nation’s largest outdoor amphitheater dedicated solely to musical theater.
During the spring and summer seasons, you can cheer on the city’s multiple time world champions, the St. Louis Cardinals, at Busch Stadium. If you’re visiting in the fall or winter, you can catch the St. Louis Blues heating up the ice at the Scottrade Center downtown.