St. Louis and the Community of Des Peres, Missouri

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Real Estate Agent with Red Key Realty Leaders

                                                                    

 

                                                   Des Peres

 

                    The Community Of Des Peres
 This community is located in West St Louis County, Missouri. Des Peres City Hall

                In 1701, a group of Jesuit missionaries established a settlement on the banks of the Mississippi River near the mouth of the Des Peres River. The name "Des Peres", which means "of the fathers", traces its origins back to that early settlement.

               Manchester Road has been recently recognized by the Missouri General Assembly as a part of the "Original Route 66".  So if you want to "get your kicks" just drive down Manchester Rd through Des Peres.

             The Des Peres Department of Public Safety is unique in the metropolitan area as the only integrated public safety operation providing police, fire and emergency medical services. Des Peres is only one of a handful of similar operations in the State of Missouri

 

             Des Peres is also extremely proud of its parks & recreation systems, which feature seven (7) locations and over 100 acres of parkland. Des Peres Park, (former home of the Lutheran Orphanage)is now home to Des Peres City Hall. The Lodge Des Peres  is a 74,000 sq ft community center that opened in November of 2003. It features indoor an indoor wave pool  and an outdoor pool with slides and a "lazy river." The Lodge also has an elevated running track,fitness center, and meeting rooms.

 Lodge

            Des Peres is home to the U.S. Headquarters of The Edward Jones Company

            Des Peres also has a major shopping center- West County Center located at Manchester Rd. and Highway 270.  West County Center has a Nordstrom's ,Macy's, J. C Penney's, California Pizza Kitchen,and much , much more.

          Des Peres is part of Kirkwood School District to the East,an.d Parkway School district to the West,

                         Kirkwood School District

                    is among the oldest school districts west of the Mississippi River. Located in southwest St. Louis County approximately 15 miles from the city of St. Louis, Kirkwood School District covers an area of 15 square miles and serves all or portions of eight suburban communities: Des Peres, Frontenac, Glendale, Huntleigh, Kirkwood, Oakland, Town and Country, and Warson Woods. 

                    Parkway School District

Over the years, Parkway has flourished, growing from a rural environment to an urban one. Today, with 28 schools and an Early Childhood Center, Parkway is the largest district in St. Louis County, and one of the most outstanding in the country.

               There are also two private schools in Des Peres

                      St. Clement of Rome

                      St. Paul Lutheran
 

        Estimated median household income in 2005: $103,600 (it was $96,433 in 2000)

Des Peres  $103,600
Missouri: 

 $41,974 

        Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $358,700 (it was $253,500 in 2000)
Des Peres  $358,700
Missouri:  $123,100
                                 
                                                                                                                                                                                                
  
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Rainmaker
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Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
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Hi "Cait, a very nice overview of the area with some key housing information for good measure.  Nice post.
Feb 09, 2008 05:05 PM #1
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Adam Waldman
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CAIT - This is a nice introduction to the Des Peres area.  It's interesting that the average salary is so high, but yet the home prices are still reasonable.
Feb 10, 2008 06:17 AM #2
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Kathy McGraw
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Cait- Nice to see what the area is like since I have a Porperty for sale in Missouri :)  I found this quite interesting.
Feb 10, 2008 12:23 PM #3
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Hi Cait,
A good presentation on the area with lots of valuable information.  Consumers appreciate this kind of information.
Feb 10, 2008 04:17 PM #4
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Cait ODonnell Donohue
Red Key Realty Leaders - Saint Louis, MO
Gary-Thank you! I really value your opinion. I'm looking for some more "tidbits" to add.
Feb 10, 2008 04:39 PM #5
Rainmaker
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Cait ODonnell Donohue
Red Key Realty Leaders - Saint Louis, MO
Adam, We are a conservative bunch here in St. Louis! Though our market has been tough we don't have the extreme high and lows that some areas have.
Feb 11, 2008 03:22 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Cait ODonnell Donohue
Red Key Realty Leaders - Saint Louis, MO
Kathy, Thanks for popping in...I'd hate to "get lost" again.
Feb 12, 2008 05:11 PM #7
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Cait ODonnell Donohue
Red Key Realty Leaders - Saint Louis, MO
Cynthia, Des Peres is one of the many suburbs of St. Louis County. Most of the population of St Louis lives not in the city but in one of the outer  counties. Thanks for your comment.
Feb 15, 2008 05:26 PM #8
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