University City

Welcome to University City

Active and family-oriented suburb with rich cultural diversity
Seeking an easygoing, family-oriented community near St. Louis? University City delivers an unparalleled quality of life in so many ways. Home to a thriving population of 34,498 individuals, this locale is a mere 11 miles northwest of St. Louis. Its western edge lies along Interstate 170, which links up with Interstate 64 (leading directly into St. Louis). Commuters who are looking for an easy drive to work — and who want to come home to a relaxed suburb — will adore this area.
Residential properties in University City are a fantastic value. Even as a highly desirable place to live, prices for homes are lower than in many surrounding areas. With relative ease, you can locate a spacious single-family house or a townhouse for an amazing price. Properties are older constructions with an abundance of character.

What to Love

  • Tranquil, easygoing atmosphere
  • Culturally diverse
  • Gorgeous green spaces and local parks
  • Family-friendly neighborhoods
  • Great restaurants

Local Lifestyle

University City is a quaint suburb with all of the conveniences and amenities you could ever want or need. Some neighborhoods even have the appearance of being storybook-like, with tree-lined roads and cottage-style homes. Life here is relaxed, laid-back, and relatively quiet (especially for being so close to the city). It is the perfect place to raise a family, and to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Stay close to home anytime you need to run errands or dine out. University City is brimming with marvelous retailers and restaurants.
Enjoy eclectic menu offerings? Drive to Delmar Boulevard for some of the city’s most unique dining establishments. Here, you can grab a table at U-City Grill (homestyle Korean dishes), Seoul Taco (an exceptional Asian-Mexican fusion eatery), and Salt + Smoke (featuring an extensive bourbon list and delicious BBQ). Along this same road, other notable restaurants include American Falafel, The Banh Mi Shop, Blueberry Hill, and Three Kings Public House. Delmar Boulevard is also fantastic for local shopping. Check out stores such as Vintage Vinyl, United Provisions grocery store, and Blick Art Materials.
Elsewhere in University City, you can find plenty of other quality spots for shopping and dining. Olive Boulevard is home to places like Private Kitchen, Frank & Helen’s Pizzeria, Lu Lu Seafood & Dim Sum, and Grill Stop. Around town, also be sure to try Frida’s, La Pizza, Winslow’s Table, and Taco Buddha.

Things to Do

Residents of University City have wonderful spots to go to enjoy their days off. Specifically, there are numerous green spaces and parks that are beautifully maintained. The largest park in town is Herman Park. This local favorite has a spacious outdoor swimming pool, a jogging track, sports fields, and playgrounds. Nearby, you can also spend the morning or afternoon at Kaufman Park, Mooney Park, Lewis Park, or Flynn Park (which also features tennis courts).
On the western side of the city, avid golfers can spend their leisure time at Ruth Park Golf Course. As part of this same area, you can also hike along the breathtaking Ruth Park Nature Trail.


Throughout University City, you’ll find a selection of quality public schools — primarily for students in elementary school.
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