Uncommon Life | St. Joseph, MO

A life like No other

in a place that feels familiar

St. Joseph is probably unlike most places you’ve lived. Our community sits at the crossroads of past, present, and future - incredible history and architecture, fine arts and culture, beautiful green spaces and parks, unique restaurants and shops. It’s pretty uncommon to find all that in a city of 80,000.

But what truly makes St. Joseph an uncommon city is the common threads that tie us together. Whether it’s our local fire spinning group, Lanham Music’s monthly all-ages jam session, or a weekly community mountain bike ride, you and your family will find your people here and they can’t wait to meet you!

Uncommon people coming together to find common ground

Communities within our community:

St. Joe is a wonderful network of support. It’s just the way that the culture of the community is rooted – we lean into each other and we help each other.

– Tom Keller (Lanham Music)

St. Joe’s a great place to live! Having a group of people where you feel like you can show up with your full authentic self is just good for the soul.

– Christine Ziemer (Pyro Flow)

I am truly proud to live here. St. Joseph is small enough that you can truly make a difference but large enough that there’s plenty to do.

– Whitney Zohgby (Friends of the Animal Shelter)

Uncommon Groups

the group that…

jams together

plays with fire together

Uncommon jobs:

There’s nothing like getting paid to do something you enjoy. Many of St. Joseph residents say they are doing just that. Why? Our community is big enough to have options across top industries, collaborative enough to support a growing network of entrepreneurs, and small enough to hold onto a family-friendly lifestyle. Check out current openings from some of our best employers.

Uncommon homes:

Making your home in and around St. Joseph, Missouri, is the good life, made simple, seasoned and civil. It’s unexpected and engaging, yet comfortable. It’s a little quirky and a lot friendly. There are many great homes ready to move into.

dining, shopping and culture:

Looking for uncommon places to eat, drink, shop and enjoy your free time? St. Joseph is full of locally-owned restaurants, bars, shops and music venues. But we’ve also got all of the national brands you’ve grown to love.

why we’re Never bored:

Our community calendars are bursting at the seams. You can always find something to do and if you’re craving the Chiefs, Royals, MLS Soccer or NASCAR, they’re all just a short drive away.

why we’re Uncommon:

Our people, places and things have thousands of interesting stories to tell. And you’ll want to hear a lot of them. Get comfy and happy reading.