Welcome to Maplewood/Richmond Heights
Artsy and eclectic living in a small town atmosphere
As two of the St. Louis area’s most sought-after suburbs, Maplewood and Richmond Heights provide residents an outstanding quality of life. Both towns have a unique personality that can best be described as artistic and funky. Storefronts and locally-owned restaurants line main streets, which feel like they are part of a small town. In other areas — such as those that are just off of the interstate — you can stop by top national retailers to get everything you want or need.
Individuals who are looking to buy residential property in either Maplewood or Richmond Heights will find marvelous value for their budget. Homes here are affordable and brimming with character. Cozy bungalows and charming single-family houses are located in nearly every neighborhood.
What to Love
- Small-town, artsy feel
- Maplewood Family Aquatic Center
- One-of-a-kind restaurants and retailers
- Excellent value for home buyers
- Seven miles west of St. Louis
- St. Louis Galleria
Maplewood and Richmond Heights are peaceful and easygoing suburban towns. Depending on where you are located, neighborhoods can look and feel completely unique in comparison to one another. For example, along Manchester Road in Maplewood, the vibe is distinctly that of a trendy and funky small town. You can effortlessly find eclectic eateries with exciting menu offerings and locally-owned small businesses. However, many parts of Richmond Heights (including the residential communities off of McKnight Road) feel like a suburban paradise.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Consider yourself to be a foodie who is a supporter of small, local businesses? If so, you’ll be delighted by the restaurants and shopping establishments in Maplewood and Richmond Heights.
Starting in Maplewood, begin your journey on Manchester Road. You’ll be able to peruse the bulk of the area’s best stores and dine at world-class eateries. For restaurants, residents highly recommend the dishes at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken
, The Blue Duck
, The Crow’s Nest
, Tiffany’s Original Diner
, Asador Del Sur
, and Robata Maplewood
. During your free time, you can also indulge in cocktails and craft brews at Side Project Brewing
, The Side Project Cellar
, and Schlafly Bottleworks
. In this same general area, check out favorite stores such as Bolyard’s Meat & Provisions
, and Fantasy Shop
In Richmond Heights, there is even more to explore. Treat yourself to some upscale shopping at St. Louis Galleria
. Browse the latest arrivals at stores such as The North Face, Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Tommy Bahama, and west elm. Close to the mall, you can choose to dine at a number of incredible restaurants. Find new favorite dishes at places such as Mai Lee
, Twin Oak Wood Fired Pizza & BBQ
, and Frank Papa’s Ristorante
Things to Do
Residents of Maplewood and Richmond Heights have an abundance of places to visit in their leisure time. Individuals, couples, and families can all enjoy themselves at the area’s local attractions and parks.
During the summer months, splash your way through the Maplewood Family Aquatic Center
. This city-owned water park boasts an eight-lane competition pool, waterslides, and even a lazy river. It also hosts an annual Doggie Dive event at the end of the season, where you can take your pup swimming. Another great outdoor locale to visit in Maplewood is Deer Creek Park.
Both Maplewood and Richmond Heights are home to several quality public schools.