Creve Coeur Real Estate Information

A mid-sized suburban community just west of St. Louis, Creve Coeur, Missouri, is just off Interstate 270 in the second ring of the St. Louis area. It is located in St. Louis county and is just about 15 miles west of downtown St. Louis. The city was home to a population of around 16,500 at the 2000 census. The city's residents are generally more well-off than average, with a median household income for residents in the city of over $75,000.

The area where Creve Coeur is today was first explored by French farmers and fishers in the early 18th century, and furtrappers made a more permanent settlement in the area in the early 19th century. The area was sold to the U.S. from France as part of the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, and the famous explorers Lewis and Clark traveled through the area on their landmark expedition. The city is named after the lake in the town,Creve Coeur Lake, whose name means "broken heart" in French, because the lake is shaped like a broken heart. It was incorporated as a city in 1949.

Children living in Creve Coeur are assigned to either the public Parkway School District or the Ladue School District, though parents also have several private schooling options, with Saint Louis Priory School, De Smet Jesuit High School, Chaminade College Preparatory School, Whitfield School, Visitation Academy and Westminster Christian Academy all located in the city.

Attractions in the city include two golf courses, Creve Coeur Golf Club, a municipal course with nine holes, and the private Westwood Country Club, and the four-acre water park, Aquaport, which includes five water slides, a lazy river and a kiddie pool and is a hit with residents in the hot summer months. There are several parks in town, and there is also theCreve Coeur Ice Arena inside the Dielmann Recreation Complex.