I’m always praising the vibrancy of St. Louis neighborhoods and how different they all are from one another. We have some of the most dynamic communities in the country, all within the metro area. If you’re moving to St. Louis, or if you’re a native and need a change of scenery, there is definitely a place for you in St. Louis. For years I’ve been helping people find the right places for their lives and personalities. Let me help you find the right place for you!
If You Like Urban Living Without Being Downtown
There are many attractive qualities to living in the heart of downtown STL: walkability, great views, surrounded by history, beautiful architecture, and culture. But a loft may not be the right fit for you (or your family). Or your job is in located in one of the suburbs and you’re not a fan of commuting. Lucky for you, you can still enjoy the excitement of urban living (trendy restaurants, night life, shopping) without being right in the city. Does this sound like you? Then you would probably like:
- Central West End
The Central West End (or CWE) is known for upscale boutiques, amazing dining options, and a great night life.
- Webster Groves
Webster Groves is a lovely mix of old and new without ever being boring.
Considered to be the emerging “new” St. Louis downtown, Clayton is a growing commercial hub with a small town feel.
Low-key, affordable and eclectic, Maplewood is far from cookie-cutter suburbia.
- University City
University City offers the best of city living with that distinct college-town vibe. There’s always something going on. The Delmar Loop alone is worth a visit!
- Soulard & Lafayette Square
With gorgeous and historic architecture, colorful night life, and plenty to do, both Soulard and Lafayette Square are incredibly unique neighborhoods.
If You’re a First-Time Home Buyer
Buying a home for the first time is an exciting achievement! No doubt you’re looking forward to settling down and establishing roots. Whether you’re a young professional or newly married, as a first-time home buyer, you should consider these neighborhoods for your first home.
Maplewood offers plenty of lovely homes that fit within all kinds of budgets.
- Tower Grove
A step up when it comes to price range, Tower Grove nonetheless has a wide variety of starter homes.
If Your Family Is Growing
A growing family means many things. A need for more space, newer homes with great floor plans, an excellent school system, a safe neighborhood, family-friendly activities, and a reliable job all factor into the needs of an expanding family. If that sounds like your situation, then the following areas all meet that criteria:
If You’re Retiring
Retirees have diverse needs. But if generally you’re looking for a place with small-town charm and a peaceful atmosphere, look no further than:
Brentwood is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 25 suburbs for retirement. Enough said.
- Town & Country
Gorgeous homes, a nationally-recognized golf club, peace and quiet—these are all attractive aspects of Town & Country.
No matter where you choose to live, the beauty of St. Louis is that all of these neighborhoods are within a 30 minute drive of downtown, and are close to the main thoroughfares of the city. I’d love to show you the many neighborhoods of St. Louis so you can find the right place for your life. Check out my listings and contact me when you’re ready to get started!