The cost of living in St. Martins is 4% BELOW the national average
The median home price in St. Martins is $178,200 vs. the national average of $229,000
The Jefferson City, Mo. metropolitan area ranked #37 nationally in "emerging Metropolitan areas". (source Sperling's Best Places)
The Wall Street Journal listed the Jefferson City metropolitan area as the 8th least expensive place to live in the U.S. as of June 19, 2013: http://wallstcheatsheet.com/stocks/the-8-least-expensive-places-to-live-in-the-u-s.html/8/
St. Martins is 3 miles from Jefferson City, 40 miles from Columbia, Mo., 45 miles from Lake of the Ozarks, 141 miles from St. Louis, 142 miles from Kansas City, and 181 miles from Branson.