How resilient is the St. Louis, MO housing market?

While the US residential housing market is recovering on a steady trajectory, the market still has not recovered to its pre-recession highs. The median home value in US is still only 86% of the nation's pre-recession high, and only 34% of homes have had their values surpass their pre-recession peak values, according to Trulia.

The St. Louis, MO-IL metro area follows the trend, only with median home values reaching only 80% of pre-recession peaks.

As a company providing lawn service to homes in St. Louis, MO it is in our best interest to fully understand and track all changes within the region's housing market. So we decided to publish some of our research so those interested can better understand the St. Louis, MO-IL housing market.


We took historical data of Zillow's Housing Value Index - a measure for median home value - and adjusted the index for inflation using the Consumer Price Index (All Items Less Shelter), as recommended by the FHFA. We collected data at nationwide, state, metro and city levels.

From there, we compared current home values to their pre-recession peaks to understand how resilient the St. Louis, MO-IL area is relative to Missouri, the US, and other metro areas. We summarized the findings in an interactive data visualization, found at the bottom of the page.

Key Findings

  • The median home value in St. Louis, MO-IL has reached $148k - 80% of the area's pre-recession peak of $185k.
  • In terms of recovery, the region is behind the US and ahead of Missouri. Home values in these regions have reached 86% and 78% of peak values, respectively.
  • St. Louis ranks #61 among top 100 metro areas in the country in terms of recovery, and #327 across all metros.
  • Of metro areas in Missouri, St. Louis ranks #3 in terms of recovery.

Most Resilient Cities in the St. Louis, MO-IL Metro Area

  1. Bunker Hill
  2. Old Monroe
  3. Saint Paul
  4. Foley
  5. Alton
  6. Creve Coeur
  7. Girard
  8. Madison
  9. Worden
  10. Saint Jacob

Most Resilient Metros in MO

  1. Moberly, MO
  2. Columbia, MO
  3. St. Louis, MO-IL
  4. Kansas City, MO-KS
  5. Springfield, MO
  6. Mexico, MO
  7. Joplin, MO