Shrewsbury Real Estate Information
A smaller inner-ring suburb of the St. Louis area, Shrewsbury, Missouri, is home to a population of around 6,300 in a 1.4-square-mile area in St. Louis County. The city has actually seen a slight decline in its population since the 2000 census, along with a slight increase in its annual median household income, which stands at around $46,000. It lies just about 10 miles west of St. Louis.
The city was originally platted in 1889 and was first a nearly 300-acre farm owned by General John Murdoch. The farm was called Shrewsbury Park, named after a village in England, and this is where the city derives its name. Shrewsbury incorporated in 1913. The town is now home to the Shrewsbury stop on the MetroLink light rail line, offering residents quick, convenient access into downtown St. Louis.
Finance and insurance, education and health care are the largest industries for residents to work in here. A new aquatic center opened in 2000 and a community center opened in 1993. There are about 10 retail stores and two grocery stores in town, and the city is home to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Louis,Kenrick-Glennon Seminary. The nearest hospital is just three miles away on the edge of St. Louis, and there are seven colleges within 10 miles of here, ensuring ample opportunity to take classes to earn a degree or further continuing education.
There are several parks in the community including the Fairmont Park Racetrack, Ackfeld Park, Harty Park and Wehner Park, the city's largest park at more than 30 acres. The St. Michaels Athletic Association provides sporting programs and events for children. Events held in Shrewsbury include the Sundown Park Party, movies in the park in the summers, the Shrewsbury Service Day and a Fall Festival. The city hosts a municipal swimming team, the Shrewsbury Sharks.
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