Boulevard Heights, St. Louis Real Estate

If you are looking for a nice neighborhood that is home to green space, quality necessary services and is filled with pedestrian paths, check out Boulevard Heights, Missouri. The Boulevard Heights Neighborhood Association claims that Boulevard Heights is the safest residential neighborhood in the entire city of St. Louis. Many cops, firemen and city employees that have to live in the city due to residency requirements live here. Compared to other St. Louis city neighborhoods, Boulevard Heights is most reminiscent of the county or a mid-century suburb.

Boulevard Heights is a neighborhood in south Saint Louis, Missouri bound roughly by Holly Hills/Loughborough on the north, highway 55 on the East, the St. Louis city limits (Weber Road) on the south and Gravois Road on the West.

Boulevard Heights neighborhood has mixed architecture styles including gingerbread-style cottages, mid-century ranches and two-stories, duplexes, large homes with turrets, post-war frame houses and more. Though most homes in the neighborhood are brick, some near the southern edge are just sided. The site of the former city greenhouses was converted to a new housing area called Boulevard Heights. It has lots available for constructing new single family homes and already has constructed new town homes and condos.

A section of the Great Rivers Greenway trail called River Des Peres Greenway passes through Boulevard Heights. What was once a boring stretch of unused land now has a trail flanked by trees that is often filled with bikers, dog walkers and joggers enjoying the paths and adding vibrancy to the area. The River Des Peres Greenway trail runs along River Des Peres extending from Lansdowne Avenue to Interstate 55 along the River des Peres, with a one-mile neighborhood connector—the Christy Greenway stretching from Germania Avenue to Holly Hills Boulevard.  The greenway also connects to the on-street Bike St. Louis system at Holly Hills Boulevard and the Lansdowne MetroLink station.

Though not actually part of Boulevard Heights, the large and beautiful Carondelet Park sits on the northern edge of the neighborhood. Walkers and joggers will love the newer jogging trail that has been added. Similarly the newly expanded Loughborough Commons shopping center is enjoyed by Boulevard Heights residents but is not actually part of Boulevard Heights as it sits on the Eastern edge of the neighborhood.

Some of the businesses in Boulevard Heights include: Gyro Company, Apollonia, The Haven, Garavaglia’s Hilltop Inn, The Sno-Cone stand at Morgan Ford and Loughborough, QT, Papa Johns, China King, Elicia’s Pizza, South Side Cyclery, Marketplace Café, Plumbers Supply, Dollar Tree, Auto Zone, Save-A-Lot, Pizza Hut, Club Fitness, CVS and Steak and Shake to name a few.

Interested in seeing Boulevard Heights real estate or checking out some Boulevard Heights open houses? Contact a Prudential Select Properties agent today.

Benton Park, St. Louis, Missouri Real Estate

Are you looking for a location in the City of St. Louis, Missouri that is rich in history and culture? Then the Benton Park neighborhood might just be for you!  According to the St. Louis MARIS Multiple Listing Service, the median list price for a home in Benton Park area of St. Louis, Missouri is $112,000, which makes it a great choice for those seeking something extra in their next home.

Just a short drive from the Arch near Interstate 55 and Gravois, there is plenty to do in this historic section of St. Louis real estate. Along with the rich architecture, perhaps one of the most interesting aspects of the area is its eateries.  Gus’ Pretzels may be one of the more well-known St. Louis institutions that are a product of Benton Park, which according to Wikipedia.com has been open since 1920.

The Blues City Deli draws crowds nearly every Saturday afternoon for their scrumptious sandwiches and toe-tapping Blues music.  Lovers of fried chicken have been known to come from all around to dine at Hodacks, while the Benton Park Café offers its own brand of live music and cuisine.

According to BentonPark.com, “One of the best known areas of the Benton Park neighborhood is the Cherokee Antique Row.”  Shops and eateries line this unique district.  Culture and art can be found throughout Cherokee Street, which includes the well-known Casa Loma Ballroom that has hosted dancers for many years.

For homebuyers that seek a touch of art with a stately presence, you may find that turn of the century Benton Park homes for sale are often brick and multi-level.  Whether you design to modernize with a custom rehab or find a finished home with original architectural features, your Prudential Select Properties agent is here to help.  We invite you explore the charm and elegance of Benton Park open houses other real estate in this historic area.