Frontenac Real Estate Information

An old French city in the inner ring of the St. Louis region, Frontenac, Missouri, is a wealthy suburb that is home to a population of about 3,500, as of 2000 census figures. The city is an area of almost three square miles in western St. Louis County and is just about 15 miles west of downtown St. Louis. Residents here tend to be quite affluent, with the median income for a household here almost $120,000, and the median house and condo value at more than $440,000.

Frontenac takes its name from Louis de Buade, Comte de Frontenac et de Palluau, a French courtier and the governor of New France from 1672 to 1682, and again from 1689 up to his death in 1698. Fort Frontenac lies in what is today Kingston, Ontario, and this city was named for that fort. It is home to some old historic homes and buildings, like the Van Dyke home on Oak Valley Drive, which was built in 1854, and the Drum home onSpoede Road, which was built in 1860. Additionally, the Des Peres Presbyterian Church and Cemetery was established in 1832.

The city is home to some important retail and commercial areas in the region, including the Clayton Road Corridor and the Lindbergh Commercial Corridor. it is home to the Plaza Frontenac, a shopping mall with many notable and high-end stores like Saks Fifth Avenue,Neiman Marcus, and Tiffany & Co. For medical care, residents can seek attention at Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. John's Mercy Medical Center and Shriners Hospital for Children, all of which are very nearby.

Children living in Frontenac are assigned to the the Ladue School District, though some homes in the southern part of town are in the Kirkwood School District. There is also an abundance of private schools, with all-girls high school St. Joseph's Academy; all-boys 7-12 Chaminade College Prep; Villa Duchesne Oak Hill School, a Sacred Heart School for boys and girls K-6 and girls 7-12; and the Saul Mirowitz-Reform Jewish Academy Day School at B’Nai El Temple. The city is also home to Missouri Baptist University.