Settle in a city-within-a-city with a vibrant culture all of its own where young, affluent locals love to eat, drink and play
Make your home in this city which borders St Louis’ western edge and you’ll be choosing sophisticated residential neighbourhoods and a bustling business district. Window shop in designer and independent boutiques and fine art galleries, where the well-to-do young professionals who call the area home love to shop. This is St Louis, so no matter the size of your budget you’ll find plenty of art and culture to enjoy. The annual art fair is the perfect reflection of the area’s creative passion.
Live in Downtown Clayton and you could cycle to class at Washington University. The area’s well connected to the rest of St Louis with the train line running through the neighborhood. Jump on the train and be in Downtown St Louis in under 20 minutes, or the Central West End in around 15 minutes. The area’s excellent transport links and sophisticated vibe are why so many top name hotels are located here.
When you want a change of scene after a day in lectures you’re perfectly placed between the city’s best parks. Visit the museums - all free - or go for long walks round the trails in Forest Park, a bigger urban green space than NYC’s Central Park. Make the most of having Shaw Park on your doorstep, the oldest park in The Lou: play baseball at the fields, skate on the outdoor rink when the weather turns cold, or go diving at the aquatic center. Grab a bite to eat from one of the super local bistros or coffeehouses on your way home.