Central West End

Private streets and turn of the century architecture have made Central West End, located in St. Louis adjacent to Forest Park, an attractive urban oasis alternative to wealthy businessmen and famous contributors to the arts. Over the decades Central West End claimed as residents authors Tennessee Williams, Kate Chopin, and William S. Burroughs and prominent businessmen like Joseph Pulitzer, Albert Bond Lambert, and Dwight Davis, founder of the Davis Cup in tennis.

Shopping, Dining, Entertainment

The Chase Park Plaza Hotel is home to over one million square feet of boutiques, restaurants, a movie theater and more, right in the center of the St. Louis art scene.

Come to The Boathouse, named “Best Spot for a First Date” in Ladue News’ 2012 Platinum List, and enjoy leisurely boat rides, lakeside patio dining, cold drinks, live music, and beautiful sunsets.

Parks and Recreation

Since shortly after the Civil War, Forest Park, often thought of as the soul of St. Louis, has been a destination that reflects the culture, character, and history of St. Louisans. With nearly 1300 acres the park caters to a wide array of interests including biking, fishing, golf, athletics, bird watching, boating, ice skating and picnicking.

Forest park is also home to popular citywide attractions like the St. Louis Art Museum, the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri History Museum.


According to the most recent information from CityData, the median household income for homes in Central West End was $36,608 compared to the state of Missouri’s average of $45,229.

The median values for detached houses in Central West End was $570,597 compared to the state of Missouri’s average at $180,542.

Median values in the Central West End area for housing units in structures holding five or more units was $250,693 compared to the state of Missouri’s average at $114,313.

The population of the Central West End area of St. Louis as of 2011 was 16,615.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Colleges and universities near Central West End include Washington University, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, Webster University, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis University-Main Campus, and St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, all in St. Louis, and St. Louis Community College-Meramec in Kirkwood.

Passenger train service is provided by Amtrak with the Kirkwood Train Station located at 110 W. Argonne Rd in Kirkwood, and the St. Louis station at 550 S. 16th St. in St. Louis.

Bus service is provided by Metro Transit which connects all the suburbs to St. Louis.

Local hospital and medical facilities near Central West End include SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond Heights, Forest Park Hospital in St. Louis, and Barnes Jewish Hospital, also in St. Louis.

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