East Saint Louis is a city located in the St. Louis metropolitan area, which is part of Illinois, United States.
Home buyers who prefer a relaxed ambience will enjoy East Saint Louis. Green spaces, including Lincoln Park and Jones Park, are very well-situated and there are a few of them close by for residents to visit, resulting in them being easy to reach from the majority of locations in this part of the St. Louis metropolitan area. This city is also reasonably quiet, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although there are still several louder sections, especially near one of the railway lines, Interstate 70 or US Highway 50.
Single detached homes are the main housing type, representing roughly 60% of buildings in East Saint Louis, and the rest of the dwellings are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This city also has a good variety of housing size options - it is quite easy to find homes ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Renters occupy about 55% of the dwellings in the city and 45% are occupied by owners. A majority of the housing growth in this part of the St. Louis metropolitan area occurred before the 1960s.
In East Saint Louis, locals will often be able to access primary as well as high schools on foot. Residents are served by public and private schools at both the elementary and high school level. Regarding eating, it is convenient to access the nearest grocery store by walking in East Saint Louis. There are also a few choices for those who care about nearby restaurants and cafes.
The good public transit access allows people to get to many destinations without needing a car. For instance, property owners profit from the 5th & Missouri Station, Emerson Park Station and Fairview Heights Station with access to the Red Line and Blue Line. The city is served by around 10 bus lines, and bus stops are not very far from most properties. A car is also an excellent medium of transportation in East Saint Louis. It is very convenient to find a parking spot, and the majority of properties for sale are a short drive from the nearest highway, such as Interstate 255. Walking is not very practical for house buyers in East Saint Louis since running daily errands is occasionally difficult.