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Richmond Heights, Missouri Real Estate and Community Info.
Entering the boundaries of Richmond Heights, people tend first to notice the myriad well-maintained and beautiful homes. Many of these homes are inspired by the Arts and Crafts period, however Richmond Heights real estate includes sprawling ranch homes, along with Georgian and Tudor-style homes, among others. This neighborhood, often referred to as the heart of the St. Louis metro area, houses a well-rounded, diverse population.
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Shopping and Dining
Outstanding shopping options are found in the Richmond Heights area. Many in St. Louis find the St. Louis Galleria to be the premier shopping center. With upscale stores such as Cartier and Swarovski, technology hubs like Apple and Brookstone and decadent food choices such as the Cheesecake Factory and the California Pizza Kitchen, there’s something for every taste, need and whim. Across the street is The Boulevard-Saint Louis, and additional shopping and dining is easy to find including P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Maggiano’s Little Italy, Ann Taylor Loft and Soft Surroundings.
Parks and Recreation
The Richmond Heights Parks and Recreation Cooperative strives to provide quality programs and services to residents, and succeeds in offering some of the best recreation choices in the area. The Heights, a family-oriented community center, is a sprawling 73,000 square-foot facility housing an indoor water park, double gymnasium, various meeting rooms and a fully operational library. For those families fortunate enough to own Richmond Heights real estate, parents can get the exercise and relaxation they need to lead a healthy lifestyle, and childcare options are available at The Heights. The facility is the only “fully functioning municipal youth fitness facility in the state” and one of the largest municipal fitness facilities in the St. Louis metro area.
There are two parks: The A. B. Green Athletic Complex and Highland Park. A. B. Green Athletic Complex has softball and soccer fields, two basketball courts, two tennis courses, BBQ grills and a covered pavilion. Highland Park is extremely family friendly, featuring a playground and a covered picnic area complete with a BBQ grill. Local landscaping is diligently maintained to provide an environment of natural beauty. Dog lovers appreciate the convenience and recycling opportunity in the form of doggie bag dispensers featuring plastic shopping bags to be used for dog waste.
Celebrate Richmond Heights is the community’s annual celebration. Used to celebrate the neighborhood’s history, evoke growth and celebrate people, it kicks off with a grand parade showcasing neighborhood groups and individual talents. The celebration has activities for children, games for all ages, plentiful entertainment and food, bounce houses, storytelling and business booths.
Richmond Heights Memorial Library provides comfortable spaces, public Wi-Fi and traditional book check-outs, plus audio books for MP3 players and eBooks. Digital resources are easily accessible from Library’s website. With over 60,000 books, magazine, newspapers, etc., there is something for every interest.
Those looking at Richmond Heights homes for sale will quickly learn that aside from the neighborhood offerings, much can be found within close proximity to Richmond Heights: Fox Theatre, Grant’s Farm, Missouri Botanical Gardens, Forest Park, Union Station and professional sports arenas.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Richmond Heights is home to quality private and public schools. Interestingly, the neighborhood is comprised of four school districts: Brentwood, Clayton, Ladue and Maplewood-Richmond Heights. The Maplewood Richmond Heights School District is St. Louis’ oldest school district. Its mission is “to inspire and prepare students as leaders, scholars, stewards and citizens for a diverse and changing world.”
Hospitals in the Richmond Heights area include BJC Healthcare, Cardinal Glennon, St. Louis University Hospital and St. Mary’s. There are also numerous transportation choices available, including the Metrolink, Amtrak and nearby Lambert Airport.