Saint Louis, MO

The nation's largest study exploring what makes homeowners happy where it matters most — in their homes.

Saint Louis, MO

How Happy Are Saint Louis' Homeowners?

What’s making almost 90 percent of St. Louis residents smile? Central air conditioning, hardwood floors, adequate closet space and new roofs. Further, a reasonable cost of living and rising home values are allowing many homeowners to improve their homes with professional landscaping, new paint and outdoor lighting. Accessible highways, a rich history, and employment with iconic brands like Budweiser Beer top off the list of contributors to St. Louis homeowners’ happiness.

Saint Louis's homeowners told us about the completed home projects that have brought them the most joy - and about the projects they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Painted interior room/area
  • Remodeled the kitchen
  • Replaced/refinished flooring
  • Remodeled a bathroom
  • Planted a garden/landscaping

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Remodel the kitchen
  • Remodel a bathroom
  • Install or replace driveway or walkway
  • Replace/refinish flooring
  • Build a patio/deck/porch/sun room

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Happiest Home Features

Saint Louis's homeowners told us about the home features that have brought them the most joy - and about the features they desire that will make them even happier. When projects overlap, it means they make homeowners happy whether they're enjoying them now or aspiring to enjoy them later.

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Central air conditioning
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Lots of natural light
  • New windows

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Up-to-date bathrooms
  • Up-to-date kitchen
  • Marble or quartz countertops
  • New windows
  • Organized closet/storage space

Top Completed ProjectsAlready Making Homeowners Happy

  • Patio or deck
  • Attached garage
  • Trees
  • Space for animals
  • Front porch

Top Projects That WouldMake Homeowners Happier

  • Professional landscaping
  • Freshly painted exterior
  • Outdoor lighting
  • Fence
  • None

It's not just projects and features that make Saint Louis's homeowners happy, but also factors such as equity, community and accessibility.

What Makes
Homeowners Happy?

  • Easy access to highways
  • Reasonable cost of living
  • Rising home values & equity
  • Good municipal services
  • Good local services & utilities

Overall Home
Happiness

87%

of homeowners consider themselves at least somewhat happy with their homes.

Impact of Home
Equity on Happiness

To Be Happier In My Home
I'd Like To...

54%

of homeowners say they would be happier if they could remodel or add on to their homes.

The results of our Homeowner Happiness Survey suggest that these characteristics describe the average Saint Louis home:

  • Homeowners have:3.2 bedrooms

  • Homeowners have:2.3 bathrooms

  • Average time living in home:13 years

  • Average square footage:2,000

  • Age of home:43 years

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