St. Louis Neighborhoods

St. Louis City has 79 officially recognized neighborhoods. Each one has its own unique style and personality. You’ll find a different history behind each part of town. There’s often a close-knit community in each neighborhood full of transplants and lifelong residents.

One City of 79 neighborhoods

Every neighborhood in St. Louis has a story. Some have been revitalized from top to bottom. Others have been on a downward trend for decades due to population loss. And then there are those working hard to shine again.

Looking for info on these neighborhoods? While no single source tells you everything, piecing together bits from different places gives you a pretty awesome picture of the diverse lifestyles in St. Louis’ neighborhoods.

Some neighborhood names cover more ground than you’d think. Take Downtown St. Louis, for example. People usually count St. Louis Union Station and the Enterprise Center as part of it, even though Downtown officially stops at Tucker Avenue. Same with the Fox Theatre and Powell Symphony Hall – they’re often thought of as Midtown spots, but actually, they’re in Grand Center.

And then there’s Dogtown, south of Forest Park, which includes parts of 5 different neighborhoods:

  1. Clayton-Tamm
  2. Hi-Pointe
  3. Franz Park
  4. Ellendale
  5. Cheltenham

List of St. Louis Neighborhoods

Here’s the full list of St. Louis neighborhoods in alphabetical order:

  1. Academy
  2. Baden
  3. Benton Park
  4. Benton Park West
  5. Bevo Mill
  6. Botanical Heights
  7. Boulevard Heights
  8. Carondelet
  9. Carr Square
  10. Central West End
  11. Cheltenham
  12. Clayton-Tamm
  13. Clifton Heights
  14. College Hill
  15. Columbus Square
  16. Compton Heights
  17. Covenant Blu Grand Center
  18. DeBaliviere Place
  19. Downtown
  20. Downtown West
  21. Dutchtown
  22. Ellendale
  23. Fairground
  24. Forest Park Southeast
  25. Fountain Park
  26. Fox Park
  27. Franz Park
  1. Gravois Park
  2. Hamilton Heights
  3. Hi-Pointe
  4. Holly Hills
  5. Hyde Park
  6. Jeff-Vander-Lou
  7. Kings Oak
  8. Kingsway East
  9. Kingsway West
  10. Kosciusko
  11. Lafayette Square
  12. LaSalle Park
  13. Lewis Place
  14. Lindenwood Park
  15. Marine Villa
  16. Mark Twain
  17. Mark Twain I-70 Industrial
  18. McKinley Heights
  19. Midtown
  20. Mount Pleasant
  21. Near North Riverfront
  22. North Hampton
  23. North Pointe
  24. North Riverfront
  25. O’Fallon
  26. Old North St. Louis
  27. Patch
  1. Peabody Darst Webbe
  2. Penrose
  3. Princeton Heights
  4. Riverview
  5. Shaw
  6. Skinker DeBaliviere
  7. Soulard
  8. Southampton
  9. Southwest Garden
  10. St. Louis Hills
  11. St. Louis Place
  12. The Gate District
  13. The Greater Ville
  14. The Hill
  15. The Ville
  16. Tiffany
  17. Tower Grove East
  18. Tower Grove South
  19. Vandeventer
  20. Visitation Park
  21. Walnut Park East
  22. Walnut Park West
  23. Wells Goodfellow
  24. West End
  25. Wydown Skinker

Central Corridor, North City, and South City

You might hear people in St. Louis use the words Central Corridor, North City, and South City to describe the collection of neighborhoods in one part of the city. For example, someone might say they grew up in South City… All that means is they grew up somewhere in one of the southern neighborhoods, but you don’t know which one.

St. Louis City is split into three unofficial regions as defined below:

  1. North City = North of Delmar Boulevard
  2. Central Corridor = Everything in Between
  3. South City = South of Interstate 44
Central West End Neighborhood in St. Louis, MO

Central Corridor Includes St. Louis County

It’s worth noting that the term “Central Corridor” usually extends beyond the city into central St. Louis County. Some might argue the central corridor stops at Interstate 270 while others say it goes all the way to Chesterfield.

The central corridor typically includes the wealthiest parts of St. Louis from the Central West End to Clayton, Ladue, and Frontenac.