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September 16, 2021

Money Magazine ranks St. Peters No. 22 Best Place in 2021


 Money Magazine has named the City of St. Peters to its 2021 list of the Best Places to Live in America, ranking St. Peters at No. 22 overall. St. Peters was the only Missouri city named to the 2021 list. This is the sixth time that St. Peters has been ranked on this prestigious list, and it’s the third time in the past five years the City of St. Peters was recognized. The City also made the Best Places to Live in America list in 2020, 2017, 2012, 2010 and 2008. 


 “St. Peters is an amazing community with friendly neighbors, safe neighborhoods, wonderful schools, a thriving business climate on the FasTrac, beautiful parks, trails and many other amenities that all add up to a top-rated quality of life,” Mayor Len Pagano said. “We are honored that Money Magazine has again recognized St. Peters as one of our nation’s best places to live.  All of us together, City staff, residents, businesses and elected officials have worked hard to build a great place to live, work, play and raise a family.”


“I am truly blessed to serve as Mayor for our wonderful community—My Hometown!


Money said in its story on St. Peters: “If you’re looking for a place with great job opportunities but a homey, small-town feel, you’ll find few spots better fitting than St. Peters.”  Money continued:  “Don’t let its booming business fool you, though. St. Peters is still a family town, and all it takes is a stop by Hobos restaurant to see that. Nestled in an American Legion building in Historic Old Town St. Peters, Hobos serves up classic home-cooking that feeds the soul.”


The magazine also noted St. Peters home prices, low unemployment rate and several other factors in naming them to their “Best Places” list.


To create Money’s Best Places to Live ranking for 2021-2022, the magazine considered cities and towns with populations ranging from 25,000 up to 500,000.  They also looked at nine different categories of information to compare the 1,300 cities under consideration for the list.  


Read more about St. Peters’ selection as the No. 22 City among the Best Places to Live in America.


2021 Money Magazine image for No. 22 St. Peters 


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