You have to Love the Row Houses

Tree lined streets with wide sidewalks define the McKinley Heights neighborhood. Many classic brick row houses offer great accommodations.  The community is bordered by Gravois Boulevard on the South, Jefferson on the West, and I-44 on the North. It is part of Ward 7.  It is a historic neighborhood located in the middle of many more famous historic neighborhoods.  It is a nice mix of single family, multi-family, condos and townhouses. The architecture is also diverse but almost all of it is well maintained and this is a good looking area that epitomizes old St. Louis. Public transportation is available on the major streets.

The average price for a home in the McKinley Heights neighborhood is $125,000. There are many condos and townhouses that can be purchased for well below $100,000. This is a good area to consider for investment.  It is still well priced and it is an area that is holding its value. There is a strong neighborhood association that works to keep everything positive in the area.

There is one elementary school in the area and it is not a high performer. The Sigel School only receives a 1/10 based on standardized state test results.  

McKinley Classical Leadership Academy shares the building with McKinley Jr. High School. It is a small group of very high achieving high school students whom the St Louis School District has decided to give the best possible education to. It is a small private school within the public school system. It graduated its first class of nine students in 2011.

When residents want to go shopping, there are some stores located on the borders of the neighborhood but nothing very interesting. This is one area that the community could improve. Luckily for the shopaholics in the area, there are plenty of shopping malls located around St. Louis.  The St. Louis Galleria is located in suburban Richmond Heights. It is less than ten miles away and is a one stop entertainment center. There are over 70 stores that will likely have anything that you might be looking for. The mall is anchored by Macy’s, Nordstrom’s and Dillard’s. Apple has an outlet here as does The Limited. There are a variety of places to eat as well including the ever popular Cheesecake Factory.  Galleria 6 Cinema is also located here with first run movies.

Closer to home, there are plenty of restaurants in the neighborhood. Among those of interest is Fritanga  which serves Nicaraguan cuisine.  You can take out or dine in and they offer outdoor seating when the weather permits.

This is a great neighborhood to choose to call home. It has lots to offer to the people who live there and those who are considering moving there.