Grover is an unincorporated community in Missouri. The area offers residents plenty of outdoor recreation through ski slopes, trails at state parks, and nature preserves. Besides this, retirees enjoy being close to the amenities, sports, and entertainment of St. Louis.
Climate & Geography
Located in Central Missouri, Grover experiences a continental climate with four distinct seasons. Summers are hot and often humid, and winters are cool to cold. Spring has the most fluctuation in temperature. Residents can expect more rain and less snow than average as well as 204 days of sun each year.
Like most of Missouri, Grover is built on grassy plains with a number of mountains and rolling hills surrounding the city. The Rockwoods Reservation is directly west.
Recreation, Culture & Entertainment
Active adults in Grover are surrounded by greenspaces and parks. Popular places to hike, bike, and camp include Katy Trail, Castlewood State Park, Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park, and Shaw Nature Reserve. In addition, Hidden Valley Ski Resort has multiple slopes for skiing and snowboarding.
Grover has local boutiques and pubs, but residents can also enjoy brand-name shops at the St. Louis Premium Outlets in Chesterfield. For even more amenities, St. Louis is only 40 minutes away.
Cost of Living & Taxes
The overall cost of living in Grover is higher than both state and national averages. This is because of high housing costs.
Missouri does not tax Social Security benefits, and retirees may qualify for exemptions on public and private pensions. All other forms of retirement income are fully taxed. Property taxes are below average, and eligible retirees can receive a tax credit. The combined sales tax rate in Grover is high at 8.3 percent.
The St. Louis metro area ranks in the top 130 communities on Gallup's Well-Being Index.
There are no hospitals in Grover, but there are several within 11 miles that are rated high performing by U.S. News. These include St. Luke's Hospital-Chesterfield, SSM Health St. Clare Hospital-Fenton, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Additionally, Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis is nationally ranked in 10 specialties.