Uncommon Life | St. Joseph, MO

A life like No other

we've got character

St. Joseph is probably unlike most places you’ve lived. And we’re proud of it. The amount of history, incredible architecture, arts and parks is mind blowing for a city of almost 80,000. Our unique character isn’t just in our things, it’s in our people. We’re entrepreneurial, intelligent, quirky and kind. We’re uncommon in the best of ways. Welcome to St. Joseph, Mo., where you can stand out, raise a family and make lifelong friendships.

who wants to be common anyway?


why we’re home:

Our transition from St. Louis to St. Joseph was a positive one for many reasons. We were comforted by less crime and traffic, but also charmed by the smaller community size, which allowed us to become quickly and easily integrated into social and professional circles.

– Dana Massin (Owner, Manic Snail)

We have all the retail shopping, entertainment – concerts, festivals – and amenities of a large city but without the hassle.

– Kevin Kelly (Chief Executive Officer, LifeLine Foods)

Uncommon is the history of St. Joseph. St. Joseph has so many businesses and buildings. These are what make St. Joseph unique.

– Angela Crane (Operations Manager, Candlewood Suites)

learn more from our residents

Uncommon life:

Don’t be this guy. Find out why St. Joseph, Mo., is filled with Uncommon Character for your Uncommon Life.

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.

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.