Welcome to Central West End
A bustling and upscale urban area with a top-tier restaurant and shopping scene
Known for its historic homes, world-class architecture, and dynamic environment, Central West End is a stylish and urban neighborhood. This St. Louis area community is situated between Midtown and Forest Park. It sits just north of Interstate 64, which makes this locale super convenient for commuters. Highly walkable and idyllic, Central West End features luxury shopping establishments and an incredible restaurant scene. It is also steps away from the St. Louis Zoo and St. Louis Art Museum.
As an urban neighborhood, there is an abundance of condos with top-tier amenities. High-end units are widely available throughout this part of town. Prospective homebuyers can also opt to purchase one of the stunning historic homes that are common in this area. Whatever you decide, you’re guaranteed to live in an amazing community.
What to Love
- Stunning, world-class architecture and historic homes
- Marvelous shopping and dining scene
- Close to exceptional public schools
- Forest Park
- St. Louis Zoo and St. Louis Art Museum
Central West End is a charming part of St. Louis. Locals enjoy a balance of upscale establishments, quiet residential areas, and a lively commercial district. When it comes to city living, this is the ideal spot to be. Grocery stores, yoga studios, essential businesses, tennis courts, walking trails, and other desirable features are within walking distance. Stroll from your opulent condominium to one of the area’s top attractions, restaurants, shops, or outdoor recreation facilities.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Ready to try the best restaurants in Central West End? While there are excellent dining establishments scattered throughout town, one of the best places to visit is Euclid Avenue. Strolling up and down this tree-lined road, you’ll encounter a high density of the area’s eateries. Grab a table at places such as Thai 202
, Medina Grill
, Kingside Diner
, Brasserie by Niche
, Evangeline’s Bistro and Music House
, Dressel’s Public House
, and Mission Taco Joint
. On this same street, you can shop at favorite retailers such as lululemon, Straub’s Fine Grocers
, Wolfgang’s Pet Shop
, Treats Unleashed
, and Whole Foods Market.
Elsewhere in Central West End, there are even more cafes, bars, and restaurants in which you can indulge. Make it a point to visit Northwest Coffee Roasting
, Narwhal’s Crafted
(an eclectic bar), Retreat Gastropub
, The Scottish Arms
, and Bait
. Additionally, pick up what you need at nearby stores such as IKEA, St. Louis Art Supply
, and Bowood Farms
Things to Do
Want to maximize your days off as a new resident of Central West End? You’ll have no trouble finding ample to do around the community.
On top of exploring the area’s sights and sounds, there are a few places you’ll want to check out right away. In addition to being a fabulous restaurant, Evangeline’s Bistro and Music House
is a magnificent live music venue. Listen to jazz and blues performers while enjoying traditional New Orleans food and cocktails.
Central West End is also well-known for its sprawling green spaces, including both Hudlin Park and the many activities at Forest Park. Starting at Hudlin Park, you can spend the day picnicking, playing tennis, or taking your kids to the playground. Across Kings highway Boulevard, explore everything there is to see at Forest Park. On grounds, you can walk near Jefferson Lake, play at The Highlands Golf & Tennis Center
, glide across the outdoor Steinberg Skating Rink
(open seasonally), attend Shakespeare in the Park
, or take in the exhibits at the St. Louis Art Museum
. This list is abbreviated in comparison to all there is to do and see in Forest Park.
Public schools in and around Central West End are phenomenal. Several are rated as a 10/10 on GreatSchools.org, making this a wonderful place for families with school-aged children.