Movoto, a real estate website, has published a list of the ten best places to live in Missouri and they are all St. Louis suburbs. I'm surprised at this because national lists of the best places for families often has Columbia on them, but whatever.
Number one from Movoto is Glendale, a town the Riverfront Times calls, "the city so small and quaint it's more of a Webster Groves suburb than a St. Louis suburb -- tops the list with high scores in employment and high school diploma attainment." Interestingly, our grandson went to preschool in Glendale and it never occurred to me that this could be a sought after place to live.
The criteria used: The top 10 cities stood out from the rest for a variety of reasons, but they all had some things in common: high median income, low crime, great high school diploma rates, low unemployment, and high home values/rent prices, an indicator of desirability.
So of course Clayton and Ladue are on the list as is Town and Country and Chesterfield. The photo accompanying Clayton's blurb is of the annual Hillcrest neighborhood 4th of July parade which we always participate in since the neighborhood abutts the seminary.