St. Louis Named 7th Best City for Recreation

2014's Best & Worst Cities for Recreation

July 29, 2014 | 2 min reading time

This article is 10 years old. It was published on July 29, 2014.

With July being National Park and Recreation Month and parks contributing to better community cohesion, property values and public health, the leading personal finance social media network WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2014's Best & Worst Cities for Recreation.

In an effort to educate Americans on the value of an active lifestyle and the importance of public open spaces in their communities and finances, WalletHub compared the 100 largest U.S. cities and highlighted those with the most diverse opportunities for recreation, sports and culture. WalletHub used 24 key metrics to explore a number of factors - from the cost of movie tickets and parkland acreage to the affordability of food prices and spending on parks per resident - that contribute to the overall quality of each city's offerings.

What Makes St. Louis Stand Out: (1=best)
  • 5th –Music Venues per Capita
  • 6th –Ball Diamonds per Capita
  • 8th –Number of Attractions per Capita
  • 9th –Percent of Designated Parkland
  • 10th –Tennis Courts per Capita
  • 11th –Average Drink Price (Beer &Wine)
  • 11th –Bowling Costs

About WalletHub:
WalletHub is a personal finance social media network that empowers consumers to make smarter financial decisions —from getting the best credit card and car insurance policy to identifying the best city to live and start a career. WalletHub does so by providing consumer-friendly tools that leverage big data and user reviews.
  • Department:
    Department of Parks
    and Forestry
    Office of the Mayor
  • Topic:
    Parks and Gardens

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