Olivette Real Estate Information

An inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, the community of Olivette, Missouri, is located on almost three square miles of land spread across St. Louis County. The city was home to a population of just around 7,500 at the time of the 2000 census, and its residents have a mid-range median annual household income of around $58,000. The city sits south of Overland, east ofCreve Coeur, north of Ladue and west of University City, and is about 15 miles west of St. Louis.

The community was settled in the mid 19th century as a farming community along an Indian trail called Bonhomme Road. It incorporated in 1930 when the communities of Central, Tower Hill, Olive and Stratmann were combined. It maintains its own fire and police departments, and is home to the county's first brick schoolhouse.

Children in Olivette are assigned to the public schools in the Ladue School District, though only one school, Old Bonhomme Elementary School, is located physically within the town. There are several private schools in the community: Logos High School,Hillcrest School , Epstein Hebrew Academy, and Immanuel Lutheran School (Olivette). There are seven colleges located within 10 miles of the city.

The city maintains around 80 acres of parkland, including 35-acre Stacy Park, 18-acre Warson Park and 17-acre Indian Meadows Park. A community center provides residents a place to gather and during the summer, a concert series is held promoting local and regional musicians. The town is also home to the Over Due Theater Group. Professional, scientific and technical services, education and health care are the industries in which the largest number of residents find employment. Though there is no hospital within the city, the nearest hospitals are just five miles away in Richmond Heights, St Louis orCreve Coeur.