St. Louis is the 15th largest metropolitan area in the United States. It is also the largest urban area in the state of Missouri, and the fourth largest in the Midwest.
St. Louis is a lively city home to many notable things, such as the Gateway Arch, the St. Louis Cardinals MLB team, the St. Louis Rams NFL team, Anheuser-Busch Inc., Boeing Defense, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. In the past 50 years, the city has battled urban decline as the population gradually moved out to the Greater St. Louis area. Because of the major upturn in urban revitalization, St. Louis received the World Leadership Award for urban renewal in 2006.
There are tons of blogs that cover many different aspects of St. Louis life. For a look a public policy and urban planning, check out Urban Review STL. For liberal news and politics, go to St. Louis Activist Hub. For more conservative news and politics, there’s the St. Louis Tea Party.