St Charles County Home Sales Trend Drops To 2015 Level

Yesterday, I shared information showing the home sales trend for the 5-county core St Louis housing market declined 3% but today am going to drill down a little further into the data.  I wanted to look at the home sales trend in the 5 individual counties that make up the core market to see which are performing better or worse than the others.

All 5 counties had a decline in their home sales trend in August that was similar to the 5-County Core market, however, the extent of the change varied somewhat.  St Charles County’s home sales trend, as our chart below shows, with 5,612 homes sold in the 12-month period ended August 31st,  fell back to a level not seen since November 2015 when there were 5,545 homes sold in the prior 12-month period.

St Charles County – Home Sales Trend – Past 5 Years

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St Charles Makes Money Magazine’s 50 Best Places To Live In America List

Money Magazine just released itsThe Best Places To Live In Americalist and St Charles came in at number 32 on the list and was one of only two cities in Missouri to make the list.  The other was Lee’s Summit, in the Kansas City area, which came in at number 41 on the list.

In choosing the best cities to live in, Money Magazine looked at cities with populations of at least 50,000 people, then eliminated any place that had either a crime rate more than double the national crime risk rate, a median income of less than 85% of the state’s median household income, or a lack of ethnic diversity.  After that step, they were left with 583 cities that “qualified”.  From there, Money says they “then collected more than 135,000 different data points to narrow the list. We considered data on each place’s economic health, cost of living, diversity, public education, income, crime, ease of living, and amenities.”  Their reporters then even went so far as to interview residents and checked out the neighborhoods of the best scoring cities to narrow down the list to the top 50 in the country.