Originally known as Dry Ridge to the area’s fur traders and Native American population up until 1802, Webster Groves eventually became known as the Queen of the Suburbs because of its proximity to St. Louis, diverse housing options, and country-like charm.
Webster Groves has the great distinction of making CNN Money’s list of top 100 places to live in America.
Shopping, Dining, Entertainment
Whether you’re after fine jewelry, fresh flowers, or are just in the mood for a good book, shop downtown, Old Webster for eclectic gifts and meet some of the friendliest shopkeepers in the state!
Have a taste for something special? Webster Groves’ restaurant community has you covered. You’ll find everything from delis to bar and grills; coffee shops to wine bars, to old fashioned soda fountains. Are you after a great steak? Stop by The Block Restaurant, Butcher and Bar for a grass-fed butcher’s cut with a side of garlic fries! Are you craving Mexican, Japanese, or is your favorite just a tasty hand-made pizza? We have Milagro Modern Mexican, the SanSai Japanese Grill, and Dewey’s Pizza!
Webster Groves’ rich art scene is evident with the city’s annual attractions featuring among others the “Art and Air” festival held every June featuring a juried art show, music, and children’s art studio.
The Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival happens in September featuring two music stages, food and drink from local restaurants, street performers and vendors, face painting for the kids, and more.
Parks and Recreation
There are 17 city parks located in Webster Groves featuring athletic fields, picnic sites, tennis courts, playgrounds, and more!
The Webster Groves Recreation Complex caters to a diverse set of recreational interests. The facility has an Aquatic Center featuring four pools including a children’s pool, lap pool, leisure pool, and Spray Park Play Ground. There’s also a Fitness Center, and an Ice Arena with available ice skate rentals. Our resident skaters will also find an Action Park with inline skating rink and skate park.
According to the most recent information available from CityData, the median household income for homes in Webster Groves was $72,391 compared to the state of Missouri’s average of $45,229.
The median house and condo values for homes in Webster Groves was $242,187 compared to the state of Missouri’s average at $139,700.
The city’s population as of 2011 was at 22,992.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Colleges and Universities close to Webster Groves include Webster University in St. Louis, St. Louis Community College-Meramec in Kirkwood, and Washington University, St. Louis Community College-Forest Park, St. Louis University-Main Campus, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley, all in St. Louis.
Passenger train service is provided by Amtrak with two stations nearby. The Kirkwood Train Station is 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 surrounding suburbs to St. Louis.
Local hospitals and medical facilities near Webster Groves include SSM St Mary’s Health Center about 4 miles away in Richmond Heights, Forest Park Hospital about 4 miles away in St. Louis, and Des Peres Hospital about 4 miles away, also in St. Louis.
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