City of St. Louis Real Estate

    City of St. Louis

    Pierre Laclede Liguest, recipient of a land grant from the King of France, and his 13-year-old scout, Auguste Chouteau, selected the site of St. Louis in 1764 as a fur trading post. Laclede and Chouteau chose the location because it was not subject to flooding and was near the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Construction of a village, named for Louis IX of France, began the following year. Most of the early settlers were French; many were associated with the fur trade. St. Louis transferred to the Spanish in 1770, returned to France under a secret treaty with Napoleon and, following the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, became part of the United States. According to legend, on the day of transfer of the territory to the United States in 1803, St. Louis flew under three flags in one day–French, Spanish, and American.

    Today, St. Louis is a vibrant city with a very rich history! From the gorgeous tree-lined streets of the Central West End to the fun night-life available in Soulard and Washington Avenue. St. Louis is also one of the nation’s leaders in medicine with hospitals like Barnes-Jewish, Children’s Hospital, Missouri Baptist, Mercy, and many more.