St. Louis Neighborhood Spotlight
There are so many amazing neighborhoods in St. Louis City. All with unique features, home styles, and amenities. So which is right for you?
There are 79 neighborhoods in St. Louis City. And, I can’t cover all of them in 1 video. But today I want to share with you my favorite parts about the neighborhoods surrounding tower Grove Park and what kind of house to expect in the area!
Tower Grove Park is located south of I-44. Which is one of the major highways that gives easy access to downtown or the county. The park hosts many events for the community, from food truck Fridays to music gatherings, the park has things to offer families or a gathering of friends. What I love most about Tower Grove Park is how large it is! My wife and I take our dog here for walks, and we only make it through half the park before getting tired and turning around.
The 3 biggest reasons I love the neighborhoods surrounding the park are:
- Easy access to the highway that can take you downtown or to the county.
- The beautiful homes have charm and class that you can’t find in the suburbs.
- The walkability to local restaurants, bars, coffee shops, and amenities makes life more fun.
But don’t let me speak for you, Let’s explore the neighborhoods locations, housing costs, local amenities, and best restaurants so you can see for yourself why the areas around tower grove park are some of the fastest growing and appreciating neighborhoods in St. Louis.
Shaw is tucked amongst some of St. Louis’ best assets. Located North of Tower Grove Park, South of I-44, West of South Grand, and East of the Botanical Garden. Which has over 79 acres of beautiful gardens from a variety of cultures, and is free on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.
Shaw boasts traditional single family homes, small multi families, and large apartment complexes. Allowing both home owners and renters to call Shaw home.
Housing prices vary depending on what you’re looking for. 2 bedroom condos cost on average $200,000. While single families homes range from $200,000-600,000. Depending on the number of beds, baths, and condition of the home. If you’re looking for a home with space, these homes typically boast at least 3 bedrooms and range from 1500-4000sqft.
If in Shaw, I highly recommend visiting Shasha’s Wine Bar and Ices Plain and Fancy.
There aren’t as many restaurants within Shaw itself because they’ve blocked many intersections to limit traffic in the area. But The Hill, famous for Italian restaurants, is only 5 minutes away. And You can also hop over to S. Grand to find a variety of ethnic food and coffee shops. My favorites are Cafe Mochi for coffee, Roosters for brunch, The Vine for Lebanees food, and Cafe Natashia’s for Persian food. If you’re a food junkie and love trying new ethnic restaurants, being close to Grand is a perfect spot for you!
Tower Grove East
Located North of Gravois, South of Compton Heights, West of Fox Park,. Tower Grove East is very similar to Shaw with a few twists.
There are more local businesses and restaurants directly in Tower Grove East compared to Shaw. My favorite places are the Shaved Duck, and Crafted.
Housing prices are typically lower in this area.
You can find smaller 2 bedroom homes between $175,000 and $250,000. And larger homes between 1,500-3,000sqft that can range from $200,000 to $550,000.
There are also a lot of small multi-families in the area. Great for renters or owners looking to rent their extra unit.
Tower Grove South
This neighborhood is extremely diverse with a lot to offer!
As with all these neighborhoods, it’s close to Tower Grove Park. After a nice stroll through the park head over to Morganford. Which has lots of local bars and shops. Make sure to check out Road Crew Coffee and Bikes, City Park Grill for bourbon, Alpha Brewing Company for a beer, and Amsterdam Tavern, which is the bar to go to watch soccer games.
Tower Grove South has a wide range of housing prices. Generally, the closer to the park and Grand are the higher priced homes. With homes closer to Gravois and Kingshighway typically being less expensive. You’ll find large single family homes from $300,000-$600,000. While smaller homes can be found for $100,000-$250,000. There’s also a lot of small multifamilies in the area. Which can range from $100,000 all the way up to $500,000 depending on the size, location, and how updated the home is.
Tower Grove South has a shopping center at the intersection of Gravois and Gustine and is close to Kingshighway, which also has plenty of big box stores and grocery stores.
The big takeaway from the neighborhoods surrounding Tower Grove park can be summed up in one word. Diverse. The type and style of housing ranges from low $100’s up to over $500k in price. The unique and authentic restaurants are diverse. Perfect for those who love to try new places. Lastly, being close to Tower Grove Park and Highway 44 is attractive for a large number of people.
Let us know what you thik of the area. What are your favorite spots to visit? Which restaurants would you recomend. And if this neighborhood sounds like the right fit for you, let us know how we can help you make it your new neighborhood.