With great local sports teams, ample nightlife and lower-than-most rent prices, it’s no surprise that young people are flocking to the St. Louis area. In fact, according to CSMonitor.com, it’s actually seen a 138-percent increase in 25-34 year-olds between 2000 and 2012 – more than any other major metro in the country.
Dubbed “The Lou”, this Missouri town offers a big bang for your buck too. While most major metro areas boast rental prices that average $1,100-plus, St. Louis apartments come in at just $837, and if you’re willing to cut down on square footage, you can save even more. A one-bedroom apartment in Missouri’s second-largest city averages just $729 per month, according to Yardi Matrix.
Sound like a winner for your renting needs? Let’s look at a few of the affordable 1-bedroom apartments in St. Louis you can get right now.
1. Harlan Court, Visitation Park, $495, 550 sq. ft. – Check Availability
Located on the Northwest end of St. Louis, Harlan Court offers easy access to Washington University, St. Louis University, and Forest Park, which boasts top attractions like the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Science Center, and various museums. There is also ample shopping and dining nearby, and the complex boasts amenities like private balconies, 24-hour maintenance, and convenient parking.
2. Arlington Grove Apartments, Wells – Goodfellow, $524, 606 sq. ft. – Check Availability
Situated in a historic building near both I-70 and I-64, you can’t get a much better location than Arlington Grove. Just minutes from the St. Louis Zoo, the Gateway Arch, Busch Stadium and more, there’s no shortage of entertainment in this neighborhood. Plus, the community has amenities in spades. Pet-friendly and spacious, Arlington Grove boasts a fitness center, a playground, and green features. Units offer eat-in kitchens, faux wood flooring, energy-efficient lighting, and more.
3. Park Val, Lindenwood Park, $549, 552 sq. ft. – Check Availability
On the West side of town in St. Louis’ Lindenwood Park, Park Val offers all you could want and more: a great location, plenty of amenities and a low, affordable price. With access to all major highways, as well as plenty of dining, shopping, and entertainment, it’s the ideal location for both young and old residents. The complex itself boasts luxury amenities like a sundeck, a pool, recycling, eat-in kitchens, hardwood flooring, and more.
4. City Side, Columbus Square, $630, 739 sq. ft. – Check Availability
If walkability is a priority for you, City Side is the place to be. Local Metro stations, shops, restaurants, and more are just a few blocks away, and downtown isn’t far down the road either. But if venturing out doesn’t sound that great, staying home at City Side is just as fun; the complex boasts a swimming pool, a sundeck, a fitness room, tree-lined courtyards, and more.
5. City View Apartments, Downtown West, $685, 625 sq. ft. – Check Availability
With an on-site fitness center, a yoga room and free weights, as well bootcamp and Zumba classes, City View is a Millennial athlete’s dream. Recently renovated, this high-rise apartment building offers stunning views with even more stunning amenities. Units include gas ranges, granite countertops, large closets and private balconies, and a great location gives you access to all the city’s best and brightest.
6. Pointe 400, Downtown St. Louis, $1,164, 667 sq. ft. – Check Availability
Want to experience the best of urban living in St. Louis? Check out Pointe 400, an outstanding community located at 400 S. 4th Street, between Busch Stadium and the Gateway Arch, that offers unique living spaces, premier amenities, and stunning city views. The apartments come with upscale finishes and fixtures, including hardwood flooring, Whirlpool stainless steel appliances, washers/dryers, and large closets.
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