University City Real Estate Information

One of St. Louis's largest suburbs, University City, Missouri, is less than 10 miles west of the downtown St. Louis area and is in the inner-ring suburban area of St. Louis County. The community was home to a population of almost 37,000 as of estimates drawn in 2006, and its residents had a median household annual income of almost $41,000. The city is just east of Interstate 270 and encompasses an area of almost six square miles of land.

University City is one of the oldest communities in the region, and it originally developed as a streetcar suburb in the late 1800s and early 1900s at the height of the railroad era. There are still many buildings remaining in the city with architecture the recalls the earlier era, especially along Delmar Boulevard. The northern part of the city has a more suburban developed feel. The city incorporated in 1906 and it has a long history of being populated with many Jewish people. Thus, there are seven synagogues and other Jewish institutions.

Young people living in University City attend schools in the University City school district, which is managed separately from other area school districts, and includes six elementary schools, one middle school and one high school. Parts of the Washington University of St. Louis lie within the community, giving it a campus feel in some areas. Private schools includeBais Yaakov High School, Bethel Evangelical Lutheran, Block Yeshiva High School, Christ the King, Our Lady of Lourdes and Torah Prep boys school.

The city's largest attraction is the 85-acre Heman Park, which has a community and recreation center and a public pool. Other attractions include Ruth Park, with a public golf course, 16 other parks, and Delmar Loop, an entertainment district downtown with cinemas, shops and restaurants. Events held here each year include the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, the Loop Ice Carnival, Love in the Loop, U. City Memorial Day Run, the Starlight Concert Series, the Loop in Motion Arts Festival and winter's Holiday Walk.