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St. Louis Corporate Housing and Furnished Apartments

Almost Home offers a wide variety of St. Louis, MO corporate housing options for every short or long term furnished apartment need you may have. Contact us today to receive a temporary housing quote customized just for you in your desired area of the city.

St. Louis Corporate Housing – First Time in the Area

We wish to help familiarize potential newcomers to life in St. Louis and therefore provide the following informative summary of various aspects of this city. Take a few moments to acquire the knowledge of a long-time resident before you arrive.

Economy

Those staying in corporate housing in St. Louis, MO for business reasons might appreciate some information about the city’s business environment. The St Louis economy is driven by three major sources, manufacturing, healthcare and retail. The three industries account for more than $130 billion in Gross Metropolitan Product. There are a number of Fortune 500 companies in the city such as Monsanto, Emerson Electric and Peabody Energy. There are also large corporations that base a significant operation in the area like, Citigroup, MasterCard, Mayflower Transit and Hardee’s. The Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis is also one of the major arms of the Federal Reserve system in the country. As far as healthcare is concerned, the industry is represented by a large share of different sectors, including medicine and biotechnology. The Universities in the area are a major source of research that go towards the industry’s expansion. Retail operations are also a major income generator with St Louis being a major transportation and logistics hub. There are also military operations in the area that provide a boost to the economy as well as defense contractors and defense related manufacturing.

Climate

Knowing what clothing to bring with you to your St. Louis, MO furnished apartment is somewhat dependent on the local climate. St Louis experiences a continental climate with warm humid summers and cool winters. Spring is mild with temperatures between 56°F in March and 76° in May. Summers warm up to a peak of 89°F in July. Fall temperatures reach average highs of 68° in October, then cools marginally to lows averaging 38° in November. Winters are cold, stretching from December to February with lows in the 20s. So, be sure to dress right and then venture out of your St. Louis, MO corporate apartment to enjoy the wide variety of outdoor activities that this area offers.

History

Being a temporary resident in St. Louis, MO corporate housing need not relegate you to feeling like a complete outsider. Acquaint yourself with St. Louis’s history by reading our brief historical summary provided below. The St Louis area had been an active area as far as populations were concerned prior to the arrival of European civilizations. The Mississippian Culture, a tribe that dates back to 1500 CE were evidenced to have occupied and thrived on the banks of the Mississippi River. Their central location was the Cahokia Mounds, giving rise to St Louis’ early nickname of Mound City. The French were the first to arrive in the area, sailing up the Mississippi River in 1673. In 1678, Rene-Robert Cavelier claimed the St Louis area on behalf of France. With this, in 1690, settlers began arriving in the area and mostly settled along Upper Louisiana, what is actually Illinois. They settled in Cahokia and other areas along the river. The British arrived soon after and battle ensued. The French lost and were forced to move, causing Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau to erect the city of St Louis in its present location.

Places to Eat Near St. Louis Corporate Housing

All of Almost Home’s St. Louis, MO furnished apartments have fully equipped kitchens, making cooking both easy and enjoyable. However, many of our residents still enjoy dining out from time to time. You might want to give the following restaurants a try:
  • Sauce on the Side on Pine St: Sauce is downtown’s popular Italian place that’s easily affordable. It’s a casual place that’s open till 9pm on weeknights and 1am on weekends. They serve wine and beer only and the Wi-Fi is free. There is a private lot for patrons to park. The restaurant is conducive for kids and for large groups.
  • Pi Pizzeria on Washington Ave: Pi’s is downtown pizza parlor that has an affordable menu and a casual atmosphere. They provide take out but not delivery. They offer both deep dish and thin crust as well as a variety of toppings. The premises has street parking access and accepts credit cards. There is free Wi-Fi.
  • Charcoal House on Manchester Rd: Charcoal’s is an averagely priced steakhouse that has a full bar. They offer take out if needed. Most people are are attired casually. The restaurant is reputed for the cocktails from the bar and the steaks are decent for the price range. Besides the steaks, the fish is also popular here. Try the Halibut.
  • Hiro Asian Kitchen on Washington Ave: Hiro’s is a fusion restaurant that anchors its menu to Chinese recipes, then adds in flavors from other Asian delicacies. Regular dumplings are made differently here just like the other items on the menu. Try the Sole and the Chicken Dumplings.
  • Bailey’s Range on Olive St: Bailey’s is a downtown 50s throwback to Malt Shops, except the menu is a fusion of tastes where you will find SriRacha Mayo and Thai Rice noodles in your burger. They serve ice creams, yogurts and burgers and things like Salted Caramel on Brownie. Prices are average with limited choices but the food is popular. There is ample street parking.
  • Mom’s Kitchen on Delmar: Mom’s is one of the popular places to get soul food in St Louis. Prices are acceptable and the atmosphere is casual. There is take-out and they accept credit cards. Try the Baked Chicken.

Things to do in St Louis

Stepping out of your St. Louis, MO temporary housing is bound to present you with numerous interesting activities. We have listed a few possible entertainment options that may appeal to you.
  • Museum: The Missouri History Museum on Lindell Blvd has a comprehensive collection of publications, artifacts and collections that inspire while telling a story. The exhibits range from photographs to dioramas and sketches and other mediums. There are also various exhibits that rotate through the year.
  • Theater: The Fox Theater in St Louis is a vibrant entertainment location that features a refurbished theater first built in the heyday of stage shows. Today it is home to musicals like Mama Mia and Jersey Boys, to contemporary artists like Robin Thicke and classic musicals like Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat.
  • Golf: Quail Creek Golf Course on Wells Rd is a public course that features 18 holes designed by Harry Kern and Hale Irwin in 1985. The longest tees play a total of 6,980 yards for a slope of 141 and a rating of 73.8. The course pars 72 from all tees.
  • Parks: Forest Park on Grand St was designed and built in 1876 to coincide with the US centenary celebrations. It covers 1,379 acres and is home to more than 45,000 trees. The St Louis Art Museum, the Science center, the History Museum and the Zoo are all located on the grounds of this park. Entrance is free.
Whatever your reason for visiting St. Louis, Almost Home Corporate Housing is your best choice to provide you with a furnished apartment in St. Louis, MO that is perfectly tailored to meet your unique housing needs. Call us today to receive a quote or fill out our simple housing request