Located just two miles south of downtown St. Louis, Soulard is the oldest community in St. Louis. Its distinguishable French character is present almost everywhere—from the red brick town homes to the industrial buildings converted into nightclubs and restaurants to the stunning churches built by immigrants in centuries past. It’s impossible not to be awed by the charm of this unique, historic neighborhood.
- Population: 3,440
- Established: Late 18th-century
- Median Income: $48,000+
- Median Property Value: $100,000+
- The neighborhood is named after French explorer Antoine Soulard, who surveyed St. Louis for the King of Spain.
- Soulard is home to the oldest farmer’s market west of the Mississippi. It showcases over 100 vendors.
- If you’re looking for a good time, head here. The area throws annual Bastille Day, Mardi Gras, and Oktoberfest celebrations that draw crowds of thousands.
- In addition to a vibrant shopping, restaurant and nightlife district, Soulard is also home to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
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