Located just 17.6 miles northwest of St. Louis, Florissant, Missouri, is a town with a rich history that started about 1700. This 12th-largest city in Missouri has been named as one of the top small cities in America to live in because of the city’s very reasonable cost of housing. The city is home to Urshan College, affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church, and Saint Louis Christian University, affiliated with the Churches of Christ.
Most people in Florissant commute into St. Louis, Mo., to work. Major St. Louis employers include BJC HealthCare, which operates health care facilities throughout metro St. Louis, mid-Missouri, and Southern Illinois. Boeing Defense, Space and Security also employs more than 14,000 people in the city, as does Washington University. Scott Air Force Base employs more than 13,000 people. SSM Health Care employs more than 11,000 people in St. Louis to operate nursing homes and hospitals throughout Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma, and Missouri.