Welcome to Clayton

Central, walkable location with exceptional restaurants, luxury shopping, and breathtaking homes
Situated in the seat of St. Louis County, Clayton is a centrally located oasis. Thriving and lively, this stunning city features numerous perks and amenities. Among them are an outstanding restaurant scene, high-end shopping, easy-to-access public transportation (including the subway), well-maintained parks, and an ultra-centralized location. The current population sits at 16,588 residents.
Homes throughout Clayton look regal and stately in appearance. Many single-family homes are adorned with brick facades, which contributes to this overall feel. Lawns are immaculate, and streets are tree-lined. There are also a number of condos and townhouses that are equally as impressive. Overall, Clayton is a fantastic place to call home.

What to Love

  • Exceptional schools (including Washington University in St. Louis, Fontbonne University, and Concordia Seminary)
  • Convenient subway and public transportation
  • Amazing restaurants and luxury stores
  • Tranquil community parks

Local Lifestyle

Life in Clayton feels upscale and prestigious. Largely filled with suburban neighborhoods, roads are quiet and traveled mostly by residents. Moving into Downtown Clayton, the look and feel of the city changes dramatically. Considered to be a financial district, this locale is much more “city-like” than the rest of the area. This is also where the bulk of the restaurants and shopping are located. Multiple higher education institutions, sprawling parks, and close proximity to the St. Louis Art Museum give the city an even more distinguished vibe.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Clayton has a reputation for being one of the St. Louis area’s top places for shopping and dining. Locally-owned boutiques and highly-rated restaurants can be discovered throughout the city.
Downtown Clayton is the best place to go when you’re in the mood for an amazing meal or an afternoon of leisurely shopping. Strolling down the road, you can check out high-end stores such as Savile Row Custom Clothiers (men’s clothing), Sweet Boutique, Happy Up Inc., Kakao Chocolate, David Kodner Personal Jeweler, and St. Louis Suit Co.
Near these stores, you can find restaurants that span every kind of cuisine. Locals highly recommend trying the menu items at places such as Oceano Bistro, Herbie’s, Barcelona Tapas Restaurant, The BAO, The Crossing, Louie’s Wine Dive & Clayton Kitchen, Plaza Grill Restaurant, 5 Star Burgers, Half & Half, and Avenue Restaurant. You’re sure to be impressed with any place you choose.

Things to Do

Looking for suggestions on how to spend your free time? Clayton is brimming with fun experiences and attractions. On the eastern side of the city, you can visit some of St. Louis’s favorite places. Enjoy a day at the St. Louis Art Museum, the St. Louis Zoo, and the Missouri History Museum.
Throughout the city, there are plenty of other places you’ll definitely want to check out. Those who are in search of an idyllic day out should visit Oak Knoll Park, DeMun Park, and Wydown Park. The largest community park is Shaw Park. Here, you can delight in a day of playing tennis, going swimming, playing sand volleyball, hiking, or taking your children to the Shaw Park Treetop Playground.


Clayton is well-known for its top-notch public schools. In 2018 and in 2019, Clayton High received the coveted College Success Award from
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