I have lived in Florissant, Missouri for five years and counting now. Coming from a really small town, I had no idea of how I would suggest to this city of 50,000 people. Even though many people would not consider this a huge city, I felt like it was huge compared to where I came from. The good thing is that I had such high expectations for it. It's pretty apparent that where I came from had absolutely nothing to do, so I figured I would at least not be bored in Florissant. I would turn out to be correct!
Right off the bat, I actually felt like I fit in really well. There are different types of people into different types of things; there is also a wide variety of culture in Florissant. Basically, no matter what you are into, you are sure to run into a group of people that you can become friends with. That was one thing I was most fearful about - making friends. I had no problem with that due to the wide range of interest of the citizens in Florissant.
Even though Florissant is considered a fairly large city, you always get to experience the "outdoors" in parts of the city. If you are into things such as hunting or fishing, then you can still do all of that in this city. Also, there are a few different malls that you can visit there as well if you are ever bored. You never really end up running out of things to do in this city. Coming from a smaller town, I found this to be a great thing because I always used to be bored before from having nothing to do. In Florissant, you can be occupied doing something all day!
Overall, I would definitely recommend living in the city of Florissant. Being in Missouri, you will have to experience the colder months of Winter, but the Fall and Spring are absolutely beautiful! I wouldn't want to live anywhere else.