Richmond Heights

It was Robert E. Lee, thinking the area’s topography resembled Richmond, Virginia, who proposed the name for the city that eventually became known as Richmond Heights. Today, not only is Richmond Heights home to more than 10,000 people, but its daytime population swells to over 16,000 due to weekday commuters and visitors alike.

Shopping, Dining, Entertainment

Because of Richmond Heights’ proximity to St. Louis, big city attractions like the St. Louis Zoo, the Missouri Botanical Garden, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the Gateway Archare only minutes away.

Parks and Recreation

The Richmond Heights community center, called The Heights, at over 73,000 square feet, is one of the best-equipped fitness facilities in the St. Louis metropolitan area. There is a fully functioning youth fitness facility, a double gymnasium, indoor water park, locker rooms (including a family locker room), available child care, meeting rooms, and a full-service library and more.

The A.B. Green Athletic Complex has a multi-sport field, basketball and tennis courts, a covered pavilion and barbeque grills.

Highland Park has a playground, a covered picnic table, and barbeque grill.


According to the most recent information from CityData, the median household income for homes in Richmond Heights was $57,236 compared to the state of Missouri’s average of $45,229.

The median house and condo values for homes in Richmond Heights was $239,391 compared to the state of Missouri’s average at $139,700.

The city’s population as of 2011 was 8,601.

Schools, Health, Transportation

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

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.

Richmond Heights is home to SSM St. Mary’s Health Center, located at 6420 Clayton Rd. Other hospitals and medical centers near Richmond Heights include Forest Park Hospital about 3 miles away, Barnes Jewish Hospital about 4 miles away, and St. Louis University Hospital about 4 miles away, with all three facilities located in St. Louis.

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