Clayton, Missouri Real Estate
Clayton, Missouri Real Estate and Community Information
Known as “The Jewel of St. Louis,” Clayton is a safe, friendly community with a thriving downtown area and lovely neighborhoods. With a population of approximately 12,500, the Clayton area is home to Fortune 500 companies, an award-winning school system, and more than 80% dedicated park and residential land use.
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Clayton is named after Ralph Clayton, a native Virginian farmer who settled here in the 1830s. By the early 1880s, Clayton had a schoolhouse and local newspaper. By the late 1890s, the town boasted an electric trolley and a volunteer fire department, and by the turn of the 20th century, Clayton enjoyed electric, water, and phone lines. Clayton was incorporated in 1913. Since then, Clayton has continued to prosper while maintaining its historical roots.
Shopping and Dining
Downtown Clayton offers a variety of shopping and dining opportunities, from eclectic boutiques, fine jewelers, and galleries to award-winning restaurants. It also hosts Taste of Clayton, Parties in the Park, St. Louis Art Fair, and Gallery Nights in Clayton. Clayton Row on Clayton Road is another popular area with antiques, interior design, and furnishing stores. DeMun and Hanley Wydown are charming areas with an array of restaurants, specialized shops, and galleries. Favorite restaurants include Barcelona Tapas, Oceano Bistro, Remy’s Kitchen & Wine Bar, and Half & Half. Clayton’s proximity to St. Louis also provides residents with big city shopping and dining.
Parks and Recreation
Clayton has 10 city parks, an aquatic center, golf course, ice rink, tennis center, and lighted baseball, softball, sand volleyball, and soccer fields. The city also boasts a 124,000 square-foot community center, which offers sports, swimming, recreational, and educational programs. Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, Powell Symphony Hall, The Cardinals’ Busch Stadium, Edward Jones Dome, and St. Louis Art Museum, are all 15 minutes away. Homes for sale in Clayton are close to Forest Park, which boasts more than 12 million visitors a year and is home to The Muny, the country’s oldest and largest outdoor theater. The park offers activities such as softball, cricket, rugby, tennis, golf, archery, soccer, lacrosse, and fishing.
Many of wonder homes for sale in Clayton’s residential neighborhoods are within walking distance of parks, cafés, and boutiques. Clayton, Missouri real estate is diverse and includes everything from upscale condos to historic homes. The city's neighborhoods include Downtown Clayton, Old Town, Brentmoor Park, Clayton Gardens, Claverach Park, Clayshire, DeMun, Davis Place, Hillcrest, Moorlands, Polo, Wydown Forest, Wydown Terrace, Forsyth, Washington University, and DeMun. Clayton’s median household income is over $80,000 and the average listing price for homes is in the low $600,000’s.
Schools, Health, Transportation
The School District of Clayton is an award-winning public school system and includes three elementary schools in addition to one middle school and one high school. Clayton High School has a graduation rate of 99% and an average ACT score of 26. Clayton’s colleges and universities include Washington University, Concordia Seminary, and Fontbonne University. Area hospitals include SSM St. Mary’s Health Center, St. Louis University Hospital, and St. Alexius Hospital. MetroLink is the region’s light rail system, and connects neighborhoods, downtown St. Louis, and Lambert International Airport. MetroBus also provides public transportation. The major highways are Interstates 44, 55, 64, and 70.