Kirkwood

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The town was established in 1853 and was the first planned residential commuter suburb west of the Mississippi.  It’s a western suburb of St. Louis, MO. It’s only 20 min car ride away or a 3o min hop on the Missouri River Runner to the city center.

Kirkwood is full of history being one of four early commuter railroad suburbs in the St. Louis region. From the start of its existence, there has been a love affair between the people that live there and their trains. The beautiful and historic Train Station is a must-see when in the town, the station is located in the heart of the City. The City owes its very existence to the railroad. Built-in 1893, the station, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is a popular place for local and national photographers to snap photos of its historic beauty. 

Fast forward to the present and the town is bustling and boasts the perfect place to call home. The appeal to live here is a no brainer with high property values, quality public and private schools, safe neighborhoods, and exceptional things to do in the area. 

The Median Home average is roughly $300, 000 and the cost of living is affordable, so take a look at the listings below and let me help you find your home today!

Parks | Schools

Primary and secondary schools

R-7 School District covers the entirety of the city as well as parts of the neighboring smaller communities of Des PeresFrontenacGlendaleHuntleighOakland, and Warson Woods.

Five elementary schools:

  • Tillman Elementary
  • North Glendale Elementary
  • Keysor Elementary,
  • Robinson Elementary, and
  • Westchester Elementary

Two middle schools:

  • Nipher Middle School
  • North Kirkwood Middle school)

One high school:

The Kirkwood High School Pioneers and Webster Groves Statesmen alternate as hosts of the annual Turkey Day Game.  The 100th-anniversary game was in 2007. The winner of the Turkey Day Game receives the Frisco Bell, while the loser gets the Little Brown Jug. This game is a holiday favorite and is the longest-running football high school Thanksgiving Day rivalry this side of the Mississippi.

Kirkwood Parks

The parks here are top-notch! Whether you’re looking to get outside for a nice walk, shoot some hoops, or host a family BBQ the possibilities are endless. 

Greentree Park is located right next to the Meramec River which makes it a must for a relaxing time with family and friends. Whether you want to stroll along the mile-long river Greenway trail or host a weekend BBQ, there is something for everyone at Greentree (including an RC Car Track). 

Kirkwood Park is the oldest and largest park in the area! It has 92 acres of never-ending fun…seriously, tons of fun! The park hosts the Kirkwood Community Center, the Recreation Station Ice Arena, Aquatic Center, Racquet Center to only name a few. 

There are also playgrounds, picnic pavilions, open picnic sites, athletic fields, handball courts, horseshoe pits, concession stand, and a community garden. Other features include the Lions’ Amphitheater and Walker Lake where you can fish to your heart’s content. 

These are only two parks in the area…to view a full list please click here!

Let’s not forget about Fido either. Here is a link to all the dog-friendly parks in the area as well

Downtown Kirkwood

While holding the charm and history of the city, Downtown offers shopping and dining with hundreds of options to choose from! The friendly outdoor vibe spans 16 blocks so you can get your shopping, eating and exercise all in one day. 

There are multiple events throughout the year but one of the most popular is the Farmer’s Market. There is also a Summer Concert Series, the Peach Festival, and the Halloween walk. Downtown Kirkwood offers it all and more!

 

 

 

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