I have specialized knowledge of St. Louis City, South County and the central corridor. I work everywhere within the city of St. Louis, and also St. Louis County and St. Charles County.
Micro markets that I specialize in and have an intimate knowledge of are Benton Park, Soulard, Lafayette Square, Fox Park, Tower Grove/Shaw, McKinley Heights, Southampton, St. Louis Hills, Crestwood, Lindbergh, Oakville, Mehlville, Kirkwood, Sunset Hills.
Featured Neighborhood Profiles
Just a few minutes from the Gateway Arch, this old, well-established neighborhood is situated south of Downtown. The lively neighborhood is named for Antoine Soulard – a Frenchman who surveyed colonia
l St. Louis for the King of Spain – is noted for its collection of 19th-century red-brick homes. Today, structures built by early brewery workers from both Anheuser Busch and the Lemp Brewery have been turned into jazz and blues clubs, shops and restaurants, many of which offer outdoor dining in elaborate courtyards.
Here you will also find the huge outdoor Soulard Farmer’s Market, the largest continually operating open-air market west of the Mississippi River, which sells fresh produce, flowers, bakery items and much more. Visitors and locals can also stop by the Anheuser-Busch Brewery and take their famous brewery tour, taken by millions over the years, or enjoy the world-famous St. Louis Blues in Soulard – the neighborhood known across the country for offering America’s greatest roots music. The historic churches of Soulard, built by St. Louis’ immigrant communities, also welcome visitors throughout the year.
The Soulard neighborhood marks its French heritage with a Bastille Day celebration each July and a huge annual Mardi Gras fête. Revelers also flock to the neighborhood in the fall for Octoberfest and in the spring for St. Patrick’s Day.
The largely restored Lafayette Square neighborhood features nearly 400 Victorian-era homes, along with many charming restaurants, bed and breakfasts and intimate bars. The neighborhood circles the
30-acre Lafayette Park, the first public park to be established west of the Mississippi River. Though still in the middle of a major urban center, you’ll feel like you’re in a small town here.
The Lafayette Square neighborhood is among St. Louis’ most picturesque areas and one of its hottest redevelopment sites, with new condos and townhomes sprinkled among the historic homes. Named after the Revolutionary War hero who visited St. Louis in 1825, the square surrounds beautiful Lafayette Park, an oasis of greenery within the urban landscape. The park, which dates from 1836, is the first public park west of the Mississippi River.
The stately 1870s and 1880s “painted ladies” that frame the square have been called the largest – and finest – collection of Victorian-era architecture in the country. The area has also won the title of one of the “Prettiest Painted Places” in America. Drive around the 30-acre park in the center of the neighborhood to sample the architecture and check out the area’s elegant bed & breakfast inns where visitors enjoy Victorian luxury just a mile from the Gateway Arch. Acclaimed restaurants such as 1111 Mississippi and Vin de Set, along with the new Park Avenue Plaza, serve as anchors the neighborhood. The annual Victorian Art Festival and a House & Garden Tour are held every June, and parlor tours also take place during the holiday season.
The neighborhood of Kirkwood was the first planned suburb west of the Mississippi, and offers an authentic, small town flavor. Today the area offers visitors a wide variety of experiences – from The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum to the quiet solitude of nature on hiking trails in the Powder Valley Conservation Nature Center.
At beautiful Laumeier Sculpture Park visitors stroll through more than 100 acres of art in a scenic outdoor setting. Mudd’s Grove, a charming three-story house, and now home to the Kirkwood Historical Society, gives visitors a rare glimpse into the past.