The St. Louis metro area is comprised of 16 counties in total, 8 on the Illinois side of the Mississippi river and 8 on the Missouri side. Over 2.1 million of the 2.8 million people that live in the St. Louis metro area reside in Missouri with about 95% of them living in the City of St. Louis, St. Louis County, St. Charles County, Jefferson County and Franklin County.
All real estate is local and that is especially true here in St. Louis! The St. Louis real estate market includes a wide range of housing including single-family homes, villas, town-homes, condominiums, lofts, duplexes and even a couple of co-ops found in urban and suburban settings in neighborhoods that have their own personality and character. With an average of over 25 years local expeience, our brokers know the St. Louis real estate market and will provide you with the professional representation you deserve and need in this challenging market. If you are intersted in buying or selling property in St. Louis please contact us today.
The City of St. Louis has many popular neighborhoods including the Central West End, Compton Heights, Dogtown, Lafayette Square, Lindenwood Park, Shaw, Soulard, Skinker DeBaliviere, The Hill and Tower Grove as well as a downtown loft district that came to life in the last decade.
The St. Louis County real estate market is, with the exception of a few municipalties is predominately a suburban market with the bulk of the homes for sale in St. Louis county subdivisions. The exceptions to this would be, for the most part, older areas in St. Louis County where the neighborhoods have more of an urban feel such as University City real estate, Maplewood real estate, and Clayton real estate. The Clayton luxury home market is one of the stronger luxury home markets in St. Louis County with others being the Ladue luxury home market, Frontenac luxury home market, Huntleigh luxury home market, Chesterfield luxury home market, and Town and Country luxury home market.
St. Charles County, the home of the first state capital in Missouri, has been the fastest growing county in the St. Louis area, as well as on of the fastest-growing counties in the U.S. for decades. St. Charles neighborhoods include the Old-Town St. Charles area with it's popular main street shops, The New Town at St. Charles which is a planned community with over 1,000 new homes, Lake-front homes at Lake St. Louis, O'fallon, the largest city in St. Charles county with almost 80,000 residents, the fastest growing city in the state of Missouri, Wentzville known as "the crossroads of the nation" and Defiance, known as "The Gateway to Missouri Wine Country". St. Charles real estate includes the the largest inventory of new and newer homes in the St. Louis metro area.
Jefferson County, named in honor of President Thomas Jefferson, is one of the fastest growing counties in the St. Louis region is located about 20 minutes south of St. Louis and in 1980 was the "center of the U.S. population" when it was included as the mean center of U.S. population. Jefferson County is now the sixth most populated county in the State of Missouri. Hillsoboro is the county seat and Arnold is the largest city in the county with approximately 20,000 people. Arnold has the dubious honor of being the first city of the State of Missouri to install red-light cameras.
Franklin County, named after Benjamin Franklin, is located Southwest of St. Louis and is the tenth-most populated county in Missouri. Union is the county seat, and Washington, named after George Washington, is the largest city in the county with a recently revitalized waterfront on the Missouri River.