Residents of Lake Saint Louis were given a reason Monday to be a little more proud of their homes. The town cracked the top 10 of Money magazine’s list of best places to live in America.
Lake Saint Louis came in ninth in the magazine’s annual listing of the 100 best towns. The list ranks places with a population between 8,500 and 50,000 based on crime statistics, school ratings, home prices and employment levels for its August issue, a spokeswoman for the magazine said.
Other Missouri cities that made the list are Ellisville at 25, Liberty at 29 and Jackson at 59. Glen Carbon, at 91, was the nearest Illinois town on the list.
In a brief description, the magazine called Lake Saint Louis a "friendly town" and named its lakes, parks and golf courses among its better amenities fast cash loans.
The magazine’s list was more heavily weighted than normal on each area’s employment opportunities, as a poll conducted on CNNMoney.com indicated job availability was more important now than in past years, the spokeswoman said. To that point, the magazine noted that recent layoffs at the General Motors assembly plant in nearby Wentzville could make the employment market tougher in the near future.
Last year, St. Peters, O’Fallon, Mo., and St. Charles also made Money’s list, though none ranked higher than 60 and none made this year’s list.