According to the 2010 US census, Missouri's four largest urban areas are, with the most populated listed first, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia. In these towns as well as many more, you'll find a dazzling array of rental homes from those with sprawling, scenic yards to hip downtown lofts. Whether you seek a cozy apartment or a home out in the country, Missouri has the right rental for you.
The great Missouri River divides the northern plains from the southern region and connects Kansas City and St. Louis, the state's two biggest metropolitan areas. The northern part of Missouri contains the Glaciated Till Plains, which were formed by glaciers. The area's rolling hills and expanses of flat plains create a rich farming environment. The Osage Plains are located in the western region of the state, bordering Kansas. This area is primarily used for farming and coal mining. The Alluvial River Plains run along the bottom edge of the Glaciated Plains. The Ozarks, in the southern region, contain the rugged beauty of forests, caves and lakes set against a mountain range. The Ozark Highlands are known for their rocky landscape of steep hills. In the "boot heel" part of the state, the Mississippi Lowlands are known for rich, dark soil and the farms that grow rice, cotton and soybeans.
Missouri is loaded with activities for all ages and a diverse array of tastes. If you prefer outdoor adventure, there's plenty of that available. Boating, fishing and an abundance of outdoor parks can keep you busy all year long. If you'd prefer, you can tour a brewery, visit museums or take in one of the many art galleries in the state. The Missouri Botanical Garden and the St. Louis Zoo are among the most popular tourist attractions, but locals enjoy them just the same. No matter where you live in Missouri, you'll be able to find lots of recreation and excitement to suit your lifestyle.