Regional and Local Commuters Take Advantage of Nearby Locations
In St. Joseph, there’s a serious advantage to being “in the middle.” Our unique positioning to highways, roadways, airports and rail lines sets us apart from the entire region. In just minutes, connect into cities like Kansas City and Omaha via Interstate 29 or U.S. Highway 36 — and quickly access Interstate 70, a major national route. We’re near the nation’s manufacturing centers, putting companies within 500 miles of 44 percent of the total U.S. manufacturing establishments. For air travel, it’s only 35 minutes to the Kansas City International Airport and private planes access Rosecrans Memorial Airport, only five minutes from downtown St. Joe. “The Ride” bus system makes numerous daily routes and custom stops, connecting the four corners of our city with ease and convenience. Active rail traffic is another economic development advantage, with connections to major routes through St. Joseph.
DRIVING: 4+WHEEL GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Our city was originally developed from the Missouri River area, fostering an active downtown with square blocks. To the north, east and south, you’ll find business communities and retail connected by easily navigated interstate routes and highways. (For a city our size, you’ll find an impressive network of highways going from one side of town to the other.) Or take the scenic route through historic neighborhoods via our award-winning 26 mile parkway system. St. Joe Cab and The Ride make getting around easy.
FLYING: AIR TRANSPORTATION
Air travel in St. Joseph is convenient and easily accessible. Private and military air travel can be arranged through Rosecrans Memorial Airport. In Buchanan County, hobby pilots enjoy the views of sweeping hills and farm acreage.
RIDING: 2-WHEEL GROUND TRANSPORTATION
If you prefer two-wheeled transportation, we’ve got you covered. Our 26-mile Parkway system is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was developed by an architect in 1918. Ride your bike on the Parkway itself or the adjacent sidewalk path that connects Hyde Park on the south side of town to Krug Park on the north side. Additional popular sidewalk and bike paths include Ashland Avenue and east-west paths through wooded areas, such as the trail at the Rec Center. Mountain bikers will enjoy river bluff trails around Krug Park and tucked into many areas of the northern Parkway system, with 22 miles of dirt trails to explore. Motorcyclists can cruise the green spaces of the Parkway or take a beautiful drive to the country from 371 Highway on the south and Highway 71 through Savannah in the north.
WALKING: FOOT TRANSPORTATION
These feet were made for walking, and St. Joseph doesn’t disappoint. Trails and sidewalks are in every corner of the city and in many family-friendly neighborhoods. Among the most popular for walkers and joggers are the concrete trails alongside the Parkway and those surrounding Corby Pond. Hundreds of walkers and joggers enjoy the unique and historic architecture along Ashland and Noyes Avenues. East-west paved paths allow you to walk from the Rec Center (Phil Welch Stadium) over to new trails surrounding houses and developments at Riverside Road. Looking for a great sunset? Check out the concrete trail along the Missouri River with easy access from the St. Joseph Frontier Casino and the Remington Nature Center. For indoor walkers, head over to East HIlls Mall for daily mallwalking or the Rec Center’s indoor track. A fantastic wood-chip trail is offered at Missouri Western State University.