The area is safe. Commute through town is fairly quick but the main street is currently under construction. However, I would like to see more neighborhood meetings or nights out to get everyone together.Read 19 Reviews, Nearby Resident: Beautiful suburb of St. Louis! I love the area. Everyone here is also quite friendly!Read 43 Reviews, Current Resident: I have spent the majority of my life being a part of the Maplewood community as a student. However, I would like to see more neighborhood meetings or nights out to get everyone together. The convenience of 2 major highways with a variety of retail and restaurants. Creve Coeur Lake is not far, and is such a great place to walk and be outdoors. Our community is very safe. All kinds of families and a great "downtown" area with lots of shopping and music and food. We moved to this area in 2019 (closer to Tilles Park area), after not being able to find a good home for us in my other preferred areas( Webster Grove, Brentwood, and Kirkwood). It's relatively small and notoriously rich, so everything's expensive. In every corner of the city, you’ll find creative, driven people actively working to make St. Louis the best city it can be — and their hard work is paying off. Sales tax is at 8.23%, cheaper than Arnold, Mo. Movie theater, big shopping mall, 2 massive grocery stores. It is a great community. While the St. Louis area has suffered recently, the Kirkwood area continues to be a great "small town" feeling. Ladue High School is (in my biased opinion) the best public school in St. Louis. The people are super nice and welcoming. Residents are less than 10 miles from all the amenities in downtown St. Louis, and just two miles away from the St. Louis Art Museum and St. Louis Zoo. And only 1.27% are out of work. There is a push for walking trails throughout the town and an encouragement for outdoor exercising. 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St. Louis ranks among the best places to live. The City of Lake St. Louis is a planned community situated around two lakes between Interstate 70 and Interstate 64 in western St. Charles County, Missouri, United States. There are also private schools in the area such as St. John Vianney and Ursuline Academy. Many of the small older homes are getting knocked down to build huge $700k+ four bedroom, three bath homes on these small lots. Glendale ranks as the best suburb of St. Louis for 2021 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. Various immigrant groups have brought about distinct ethnic neighborhoods, festivals and cuisine, creating a global flair as well as growing beer industry, landing the city on our Top 10 Beer Cities list . You can find out more about him on LinkedIn or his website. I love kirkwood! See the top 100 best places to live, plus an online-only database with statistics for more than 1,800 U.S. towns. But not every corner of the Show-Me State is so lovable. Homes average more than $414,800 each. Crime is far below average, and most residents are gainfully employed. The Central West End merges trendy businesses with historic homes to create a one-of-a-kind neighborhood that constantly has a flow of pedestrian traffic. And here's why. I wonder if that's just society today however, and not unique to my neighborhood.Read 2 Reviews. Has a business district with shopping and restaurants, as well as very nice residential areas. However, lately it feels as though drug and crime issues are beginning to infiltrate the area in a way I haven't seen in the past. Clarkson Valley is growing quickly, and for a good reason. Everyone here is rich; families average $140,184 a year, which is the 7th highest in the St. Louis region. A wide selection of housing options, from renovated Victorian-era homes to modern high-rise apartments, also makes St. Louis an ideal place to relocate. We have wonderful county parks just a few minutes away. Beautiful suburb of St. Louis! Suburban area but close enough to highways 270 and 44 that getting around St. Louis is convenient. Louis." To create our list of the best places in Missouri to retire, we first used Census data to find all places in the Show Me State -- 1019 cities and towns. The schools in the area are also amazing and provide great educations! Glendale is a small, family-friendly community that is a part of Webster and (majority) Kirkwood schools. Most of the careers are located in St. Louis which is not ideal because the commute can take over an hour during rush hour around twenty minutes without traffic. 8 reviews. It is a very diverse area with lots of people of different ethnicities, races, religions, and backgrounds. Webster Groves is home to beautifully gardened lawns, many eclectic custom-built homes, art galleries, a university, a seminary, several prominent theaters, and some of the best dining in the St. Louis area. Some are on the rebound, while others have remained stable for decades, and still others are striving for renewal. Lake St. Louis is a suburb of St. Louis. Also nearby is STLCC-Meramec, the main campus of the Saint Louis Community College.Read 16 Reviews, Parent: I love the area. How We Determined The Best Places To Retire In the Show Me State for 2021. Clayton schools are some of the best in the region, and crime is really low. Maplewood is small, much smaller than other towns, but it is full of life, culture, and opportunity. Couldn't be any happier in this rare small gem, amazing key location, and amenities, A schools and safety, and last but not least, amazingly friendly and welcoming neighborhood. When Niche drew up its 2017 Best Places to Live in Missouri list, occupying top spot was Clayton, a suburb of St. Louis that is home to 15,900 people. St. Louis County has plenty to boast about when it comes to quality of life. Grant's Farm is a great local attraction that is free to enter, parking however is not free. The community is mostly made up of white families, however, there is still a prevalent black community. The downtown area is great and there is very little crime. Crestwood bowling alley is a central part of entertainment in the area. Read more on how this ranking was calculated. Population: 13,293Rank Last Year: 9 (Down 1)Median Income: $132,192Unemployment Rate: 2.5%Poverty Rate: 1.8%More on Dardenne Prairie: Real Estate | Data. We love it here! Population: 2,046Rank Last Year: 2 (No Change)Median Income: $150,417Unemployment Rate: 2.8%Poverty Rate: 2.5%More on Warson Woods: Real Estate | Data. Glendale ranks as the best suburb of St. Louis for 2021 based on the most recent Census and FBI data. St. Louis has 79 different neighborhoods, each with its own distinctive style and characteristics.Many of these neighborhoods have very active community organizations and associations. U.S. News analyzed 150 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people's desire to live there. St. Charles, MO Housing Market Schools are more crowded, and the cost of living puts a large part of the city out of reach for most families. Well there you have it -- the worst of the neighborhoods in St. Louis with Hyde Park landing at the bottom of the pack. The schools in Maplewood are fantastically staffed and have a special interest on not just the needs of the individual, but the cultivation of healthy, lasting relationships. I enjoy living in Creve Coeur. He originally worked for Movoto Real Estate as the director of marketing before founding HomeSnacks. But price is based on demand and a lot of people want to live in Des Peres. However, the cost of living here is among the highest in the area. The housing market in O'Fallon is better than ever with many commercial developments in the surrounding area, bringing up housing value. Ladue High School is (in my biased opinion) the best public school in St. Louis. Location is wonderful for reaching other parts of Saint Louis. It is within a 15 minute drive to other counties such as Ladue, Creve Coeur, Brentwood, and Clayton. Crestwood elementary is in the Lindbergh district, also nearby are Truman middle school, and Long elementary and Lindbergh Highschool. Crestwood elementary is in the Lindbergh district, also nearby are Truman middle school, and Long elementary and Lindbergh Highschool. Population: 8,005Rank Last Year: 6 (No Change)Median Income: $81,069Unemployment Rate: 1.4%Poverty Rate: 4.8%More on Brentwood: Real Estate | Data | Photos. And finally, we crowned the city with the best quality of life index the "Best Suburb near St. St. Louis is a vibrant, fun town with great restaurants, entertainment, parks, art, and music. Most of the town is kept up and makes property values very high. 2020 Suburbs with the Best Public Schools. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'homesnacks_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_0',143,'0','0']));We'll tell you what makes each of these 10 St. Louis 'burbs better than the rest--but first, a bit about our methodology. In recent years, Maplewood has gained many exciting restaurants and businesses, each special in their own way. Crestwood is a great part of St. Louis. Population: 16,588Rank Last Year: 7 (No Change)Median Income: $107,596Unemployment Rate: 2.2%Poverty Rate: 8.3%More on Clayton: Real Estate | Data | Photos. The community is great, especially if you have kids, but everyone who lives on my street looks the same as me, yet the schools try to push diversity by bussing in kids from the city, while in the long run Kirkwood really should be pushing and helping black and brown families move to the area. If you happen to be a resident of Glendale, you're probably not too surprised to find it on the top our list. Manchester is definitely family friendly and is a great place to live.Read 40 Reviews, Current Resident: A lot to do around town. Good place to live for students, young professionals, or families.Read 24 Reviews, Current Resident: Strong Community in a great location with close proximity to downtown, excellent, small schools and family friendly. Residents of St. Louis enjoy the hip, urban vibe of up-and-coming neighborhoods like the Central West End and the Delmar Loop. It is a great community. 2. Based on 2012 and 2016 presidential election results compared to the national average. Fortunately, the residents can be able to afford it what with their fat purses whose annual average stands at $93,009. Watson road is basically the centerpiece of the Crestwood area. © 2015-2021 Chasing Chains, LLC. Sales tax is at 8.23%, cheaper than Arnold, Mo. Overall, the location of Olivette is pretty good. You can download the data here. Another great thing about the area is the affordability. A City of Neighborhoods. Annual ranking of the best places to live in the U.S. by MONEY Magazine. Brentwood is proud of its 6th place finish on this list. Current Resident: Glendale is a small, family-friendly community that is a part of Webster and (majority) Kirkwood schools. Read more on how this ranking was calculated. Additionally, we limited the analysis to places that have over 2,000 people. The following are four of the best areas to live in St. Louis that are still up and coming. If one is interested in the arts, wants an elegant town feel, and wants quick city access, nothing in the metro area compares.Read 59 Reviews, Current Resident: Wildwood is a beautiful place to start a family a raise children! It seems like a forest in the middle of St. Louis. Some of the bars and restaurants downtown are perfect for a night on the town. I feel very fortunate to have grown up in such an enlightening town. Adjacent areas to Crestwood are South County , Kirkwood, Concord, and Sunset Hills all nice areas as well. The schools are great with kids and provide a very solid education, especially the high school, but some of the elementary schools are really starting to show their age. Another great thing about the area is the affordability. So, you get a big bang for your buck here. You can also live in an established community. We would choose this area again.Read 1 Review, Current Resident: It´s amazing here! A very white Catholic neighborhood so it probably needs to promote diversity more. In recent years, Maplewood has gained many exciting restaurants and businesses, each special in their own way. The 7th best suburb on our list goes to Clayton. A ton of stores and restaurants are easily accessible and the airport and downtown/midtown are only about 20-30 minutes away by car. Overall, I enjoy the community, neighbors, parks, and feel very safe. The schools have been good for our children. The schools are some of the best in this area. The 'hoods around St. Louis that are really hoods. And rounding out the top ten for 2021 is Dardenne Prairie. The diversity could be better, though. It is a very diverse area with lots of people of different ethnicities, races, religions, and backgrounds. Big city living isn't for everyone--but at the same time, urban areas certainly have their perks. Note: This result may differ from our state wide data as we did not include commute times and crime for this analysis to allow for a larger selection of suburbs. This left us with a grand total of 97 suburbs to evaluate around St. Louis. We aim to deliver bite-sized pieces of infotainment about where you live. We love the feel of being removed from the hustle and bustle, but in reality on a few minutes away. We would choose this area again. Figuring out the best suburbs around St. Louis was pretty simple; we just needed to list several things that people like, and then find out which cities have the most of those things. if(window.innerWidth < 700){ezoicSiteSpeed(jQuery(document), String(/documentReady/).substring(1).slice(0,-1), String(/jQuery-document-dot-ready/).substring(1).slice(0,-1), function($){$("#skip_expand").html("(Expand+)");$("#toc ul").css("display", "none");$("#skip_expand").on("click", function(){$("#toc ul").toggle()});$("#toc h3").on("click", function(){$("#toc ul").toggle()});});}. Family friendly, golf cart community, nice parks and walking trails, nice downtown, growing, great schools. The schools have been good for our children. A large commercial park north of town is ideal for job seekers of all different experience and education. A solid 0.84% of people lack insurance, good for 3rd in the area. Editor’s Note: Data has been updated for 2021. Ask anyone in St. Louis about the best places to live and the Central West End, or CWE, is sure to come up. Area type classifications are based on populations and proximity to major city centers. Movie theater, big shopping mall, 2 massive grocery stores.Read 8 Reviews, Current Resident: Ladue is a beautiful place to live. Mostly affluent white families live in Chesterfield. It is within a 15 minute drive to other counties such as Ladue, Creve Coeur, Brentwood, and Clayton. Please. If one is interested in the arts, wants an elegant town feel, and wants quick city access, nothing in the metro area compares. Stacey Park is a great park for families and friends to go for a walk or an afternoon on the playground. But there are drawbacks. I often have deer and owls lounging in my backyard— even though I’m 5 minutes from Clayton and 15 minutes from downtown. Lots to do with the family. Watson road is basically the centerpiece of the Crestwood area. FYI: We defined a suburb as being within 30 miles of St. Louis. A ton of stores and restaurants are easily accessible and the airport and downtown/midtown are only about 20-30 minutes away by car. The community is mostly made up of white families, however, there is still a prevalent black community. As in any major metropolitan city, some areas are safer than others, but most residents feel safe moving about the city or visiting downtown after dark. To determine the best places for families in Missouri, WalletHub’s data team compared more than 80 of its biggest cities across 21 key indicators of family-friendliness. Very safe area with lots of schools and businesses near by! We love the feel of being removed from the hustle and bustle, but in reality on a few minutes away. Ladue High School is (in my biased opinion) the best public school in St. Louis. The area is safe, quiet at night, and surrounded by many things to do (such as Forest Park, downtown Saint Louis, midtown, WASHU campus, downtown Clayton, and much more) I moved to Ladue from another suburb in Saint Louis, and I could not be more happy with where I live! Downtown St. Louis is an up and coming residential area with many things to do; access to delicious restaurants, nightlife and some of the best places to shop in the area just to name a few. I love Manchester! St. Louis is a Great Place to Live. Everyone here is also quite friendly! Based on cost of living factors for an area including housing costs, tax rates, and cost of essentials like food and fuel. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources. So if you're hankering for some of the amenities of a larger city like St. Louis, but don't want to deal with the drawbacks, one of these suburbs might just be for you. Explore the best suburbs to live in the U.S. based on crime, public schools, cost of living, job opportunities, and local amenities. Some of the bars and restaurants downtown are perfect for a night on the town. Many of the small older homes are getting knocked down to build huge $700k+ four bedroom, three bath homes on these small lots. Now, downtown Maplewood is bustling with people nearly every day. We love it here!Read 23 Reviews, Current Resident: I enjoy living in Creve Coeur. 47 tips and reviews SND STL: Formerly known as the Kiel Opera House, this amazing new downtown concert venue just happens to be having it's grand re-opening is Saturday, Oct. 1 … Commute through town is fairly quick but the main street is currently under construction. We have lived in Town and Country for close to 12 years. Ladue ranks as the 4th best suburb of St. Louis for 2021. All rights reserved. Good amount of traffic on a normal basis. The peaceful suburb of Clayton earns the second place spot on our list with plenty of beautiful Colonial and craftsman style homes, as well as chic modern condos for home buyers. Ranking based on data from the U.S. Census, FBI, BLS, CDC, and other sources. Overall, I enjoy the community, neighbors, parks, and feel very safe. These categories include: amenities, cost of living, crime rates, education, employment, housing and weather. Most of the careers are located in St. Louis which is not ideal because the commute can take over an hour during rush hour around twenty minutes without traffic. Glendale is a small, family-friendly community that is a part of Webster and (majority) Kirkwood schools. As we mentioned earlier, the neighborhoods in St. Louis aren't all bad. Coming in as the fifth best is Frontenac.eval(ez_write_tag([[728,90],'homesnacks_com-large-leaderboard-2','ezslot_8',111,'0','0'])); Frontenac gets kudos for having the 3rd most expensive homes in the St. Louis area, where houses sell for an average of $694,300. Grant's Farm is a great local attraction that is free to enter, parking however is not free. Plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, amazing parks, and many places are just a walk away! All kinds of families and a great "downtown" area with lots of shopping and music and food. There is a push for walking trails throughout the town and an encouragement for outdoor exercising. Crestwood bowling alley is a central part of entertainment in the area. It seems like a forest in the middle of St. Louis. We said it once and we'll say it again--life in the big city isn't for everyone. Its government is very well run. Stacey Park is a great park for families and friends to go for a walk or an afternoon on the playground.Read 19 Reviews, Current Resident: Very safe area with lots of schools and businesses near by! Overall O'Fallon is a thriving community and a wocerful place to raise a family. School district is great. The area is safe, quiet at night, and surrounded by many things to do (such as Forest Park, downtown Saint Louis, midtown, WASHU campus, downtown Clayton, and much more) I moved to Ladue from another suburb in Saint Louis, and I could not be more happy with where I live!Read 12 Reviews, Current Resident: Crestwood is a great part of St. Louis. It's far more affordable than the other cities listed above. Manchester is definitely family friendly and is a great place to live. The only problem is the lack of diversity. Based on data including state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, as well as reviews from students and parents. 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