Neighborhoods

Tower Grove South

TowerGroveHeights-240Voted 2012 “Best Place to Live” by Riverfront Times, Tower Grove South is one of the city’s largest neighborhoods. Bounded by Arsenal Street on the north, Chippewa Street on the south, Kingshighway Boulevard on the west, and Grand Boulevard on the east, the majority of the neighborhood was built following the extension of streetcar lines from downtown St. Louis. Commercial development in the neighborhood is concentrated on Grand Boulevard in the east and Morganford Road in the west of the neighborhood. There are also scatterings of commercial and mixed use buildings on interior intersections. Portions of the 8th, 10th, 14th, and 15th wards fall into the Tower Grove South Neighborhood.

Nearby Schools include:

Mann Elementary School

4047 Juniata Street
St. Louis, MO 63116

Fanning Middle School

3417 Grace Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63116

Marian Middle School

4130 Wyoming Street
St. Louis, MO 63116

Tower Grove East

TowerGroveEast-240The Tower Grove East neighborhood is bordered by Shenandoah Avenue to the north, Nebraska Avenue to the east, Gravois Avenue to the south, and south Grand Boulevard to the west. The neighborhood was originally part of La Petite Prairie, which was settled by the French in the early 1700s. Grazing land was held in common, and farming land was divided into long narrow tracts. The commons system was abandoned around 1800, and the land began to be sold into private hands. By the 1850s much of the property was owned by German Catholics, recent immigrants from Germany’s 1848 civil war. The German dairy farmers found it ideal as pasture land. They built comfortable homes and began creating a community toward the end of the 1800s. Blocks were developed, upon which many of the prosperous German immigrants built grand homes. The neighborhood includes wards 6, 8, 9, and 15.

Nearby Schools include:

Casa Dia Montessori Center

2725 Alhambra Court
St. Louis, MO 63118

South City Prep

2900 South Grand Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63118

Roosevelt High School

3230 Hartford Street
St. Louis, MO 63118

Shenandoah Elementary School

3412 Shenandoah Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104

Shaw

Shaw_240Why move to the neighborhood? Recently added to the “Best Places for City Slickers to Buy an Old House” list by This Old House, the Shaw Neighborhood is bordered on the North by Interstate 44, the east by S. Grand Blvd., the west by Tower Grove Ave and the Missouri Botanical Gardens, and the south by Tower Grove Park. The neighborhood began as an expansive natural prairie, much of which was eventually purchased by Henry Shaw. The land not owned by Shaw was eventually developed by local business leaders. Shaw contains a variety of housing, from beautiful grand homes to spacious multifamily dwellings. Many churches, schools and businesses also call Shaw home. Currently a renovation renaissance is taking place in Shaw. It remains one of the oldest and most intact neighborhoods within St. Louis City’s historic districts. The neighborhood includes portion of 8th, 17th, and 19th wards.

Nearby Schools include:

City Garden Montessori

1618 Tower Grove Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63110

Mullanphy Investigative Learning Center

4221 Shaw
St. Louis, MO 63110

St. Margaret of Scotland Parish School

3964 Castleman
St. Louis, MO 63110

Tower Grove Christian School

4257 Magnolia
St. Louis, MO 63110

Compton Heights

3127-longfellow-Compton-Heights_240The Compton Heights historic neighborhood located on the near Southside of the City of St. Louis, Missouri in the shadow of the great water tower of Reservoir Park is one of the earliest planned residential developments of the American nineteenth century. Laid out in 1889 in accordance with a plan that viewed nature as neighbor and not as an enemy to be subjugated by some rectilinear grid, its wide setbacks and curving streets create remarkable vistas, which are punctuated by more than 200 homes of extraordinary and varied interest. The entire neighborhood is a national historic district. The neighborhood falls in the 6th and 7th wards.

Nearby Schools include:

St. Louis Christian Academy

3145 Lafayette Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104

Shenandoah Elementary School

3412 Shenandoah Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63104

McKinley Classical Junior Academy
McKinley Classical Leadership Academy

2156 Russell Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63104

A flavor all it's own

An amazing neighborhood.
Such diversity and positivity.

-Angela St. Louis Resident