In 1936 the villages of Ladue,Deer Creek, and McKnight merged into what is now known as the city of Ladue. Today Ladue boasts the state’s highest median household income, as well as holding the honor of being Missouri’s most educated city with over 72% of Ladue adults holding a Bachelor’s degree or higher.

Area Attractions

The Shaw Park Aquatic Center, located near Ladue, is a three pool complex featuring a competitive pool, diving tank, and zero depth children’s pool and offers classes throughout the summer. During the colder months the Shaw Park Ice Rink, one of the last operational outdoor ice rinks in the St. Louis metro area offers open public skating as well as scheduled freestyle, puck & stick skating, birthday parties and group rentals.

Other attractions located nearby are the Missouri Botanical Garden and Saint Louis Zoo.


According to the most recent information from CityData, the median household income for homes in Ladue was $152,821 compared to the state of Missouri’s average of $45,229.

The median house and condo values for homes in Ladue was $822,337 compared to the state of Missouri’s average at $139,700.

The city’s population as of 2011 was at 8,519.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Colleges and universities near Ladue include Webster University, Washington University, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, 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 Ladue include SSM St. Mary’s Health Center about 4 miles away in Richmond Heights, Missouri Baptist Medical Center about 4 miles away in Town and Country, and Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital about 5 miles away in Creve Coeur.

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