This city isn't all that old, either, having been incorporated from a small village into a city in 1985. It is about 23 miles square, which gives it plenty of room to provide parks, shopping centers, and homes with big yards (and yes, some of those you can rent). With parks such as Creve Coeur County Park, Vago Community Park, and Gerald A Eise Memorial Park, there's always something here to get you outside and enjoying the outdoors.
House rentals, condo rentals, and some duplex rentals are available in Maryland Heights. About 36 percent of the households here rent, which includes numerous apartments for rent. And, about 6 percent of the homes here are vacant at any time, which means as a renter with a good credit score, security deposit, and a steady job, you should have no trouble getting the apartment you are after.
The city doesn't have designated neighborhoods. However, it is near to the cities of Bridgeton, Champ, and Westwood. The price of apartments to rent remains mostly affordable. The cost of living is moderate, but about the same as Saint Louis itself. This isn't your ultra urban neighborhood, but it is a short drive from the big city and boasts far more amenities.
The city of Maryland Heights has about half of its population commuting to and from work. The good news is that most only commute about 19 minutes per day, making this a short drive.