Are you sick of being a city slicker?
Do you long for life in suburban Missouri? Where you can drive your overly-large vehicle to the store for groceries, and schlep the kids around to practices and appointments without worrying about a parking space?
We do too.
Public transportation is…icky at times. When you have to call an Uber to get to urgent care on a Friday night, that gets old after a while.
So, the question is, if you wanted to move out to the suburbs of Jefferson City, where would you go? And how would you decide on the ranking factors to help you pick which Missouri suburb was best?
No worries. We got it all figured out here.
These are the 10 best suburbs in the Show Me State:
- Ladue (Photos)
- Town and Country (Photos)
- Webster Groves (Photos)
- Des Peres (Photos)
- Creve Coeur (Photos)
- Clayton (Photos)
- Kirkwood (Photos)
- Ballwin (Photos)
- Brentwood (Photos)
Glendale is the place to be when it comes to being a soccer mom in suburban Missouri.
So if you’re thinking of packing up your mini van and making a move to a quiet place to live in Missouri, we’ve got you covered.
How do you determine which suburb is the best in Missouri anyways?
To give you the best suburbs in Missouri, we have to look at a handful of metrics. Of course, we want to measure the type of people who live in each city, and make some assumptions about what’s a “best city” and what isn’t.
So we researched the internet for a database that contains all that information.
How we crunched the suburb numbers for the Show Me State
We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of Missouri, we looked at every town between 5,000 and 200,000 residents, and within 30 miles of a city that’s over 200,000 people (In other words, suburbs).
We paid particular attention to:
- Median Home Values
- Median Income
- Population Density (Higher is Better)
- Unemployment Rates
- Commute Time
- Education Levels
- Health Insurance Coverage
- Poverty Rates
We ranked each suburb in Missouri across a number of criteria from one to 44, with one being the best.
We then took the average rank across all criteria, with the town posting the lowest overall score being crowned the winner of the title “Best Suburb To Live In Missouri”.
The result is some of the safest, quiet, and awesome places to live in Missouri
Read on to see why Glendale is the ‘burb with the most, while Berkeley is probably not the best place to live in Missouri.
Median Income: $128,571
Median Home Price: $345,400
Glendale is located 7 miles west of St. Louis.
Median Income: $186,371
Median Home Price: $771,500
Ladue is located 7 miles west of St. Louis.
Median Income: $156,899
Median Home Price: $659,700
Town And Country is located 12 miles west of St. Louis.
Median Income: $85,856
Median Home Price: $250,500
Webster Groves is located 6 miles west of St. Louis.
5. Des Peres
Median Income: $119,517
Median Home Price: $384,700
Des Peres is located 11 miles west of St. Louis.
6. Creve Coeur
Median Income: $93,398
Median Home Price: $359,400
Creve Coeur is located 10 miles west of St. Louis.
Median Income: $88,250
Median Home Price: $577,300
Clayton is located 4 miles west of St. Louis.
Median Income: $77,917
Median Home Price: $263,200
Kirkwood is located 10 miles west of St. Louis.
Median Income: $86,494
Median Home Price: $238,400
Ballwin is located 16 miles west of St. Louis.
Median Income: $72,903
Median Home Price: $208,700
Brentwood is located 5 miles west of St. Louis.
There You Have It – The Best Suburbs In Missouri
Here’s a look at the worst suburbs in Missouri according to the data:
- Bellefontaine Neighbors
For more Missouri reading, check out:
Detailed List Of The Best Suburbs In Missouri
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