Just a hundred country-miles from St. Louis, this old town on the Mississippi River is a place where any weary renter can find a happy home. Life on the banks couldn't be better, with plenty of great people, a wonderful riverfront park, lots of woodsy surroundings, as well as the real-life river surroundings that inspired Mark Twain's tales of young adventurers. This town is full of Mark Twain memorabilia, from the Mark Twain Mississippi Riverboat to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, all you Twain fans are in for a treat. And, the price tag isn't bad at all.
Rental rates typically range from about $300 to $1,000. You can get a large two bedroom apartment for just $375 a month, which may be cheap, but is far from typical cheap-apartment-life. Or, you can get a duplex in a beautifully kept old Victorian home for $600. Rental homes can cost anywhere from $400 to $1,000. Even houses on large plots of land and quick access to Mark Twain Lake rent for less than a grand. Yes, it's a good life, indeed.
If you're looking for long lists of luxury amenities, then you're looking in the wrong city. This is Missouri life at its simplest. There are no concierge services or spring spas around here, and most locals wouldn't want to be caught dead in that sort of pampered lifestyle anyway. However, what you can find are some property rentals with amazing, yet simple, extras. Things like large acreage, private ponds, fenced-in yards, and a general down home feel are what you should be looking for in this little city.
Those moving to town with pets will have to do a little extra legwork. Many local rentals are pet-friendly, with both cats accepted and dogs accepted. However, finding them is easier said than done. Always make sure to contact your landlord before moving in with your furry four-legged friends.
So, if this sounds like your kind of place, then you are ready to hop on in. Best of luck on the home hunt!