St Louis Real Estate Blog
St. Louisans who want to experience some of the best living the city has to offer head to the Central West End. The neighborhood is filled with large homes on tree lined streets and high rise apartment buildings. Visitors also enjoy the restaurants, bars and shops along Euclid Avenue.
The boundries of the Central West End are Delmar Boulevard on the north, DeBaliviere Avenue on the west, Highway 40 on the south and Vandeventer Avenue on the east.
The Central West End has always been home to some of St. Louis' most affluent residents. Many of the neighborhood's homes were built beginning in the 1890's when middle and upper class St. Louisans began moving further away from Downtown. The neighborhood's proximity to Forest Park has also helped it to grow and prosper through the years.
According to the 2000 U.S. Census, 55 percent of the Central West End's 14,144 residents are white, 36 percent are African-American and five percent are Asian. About 75 percent of the households are individuals or couples without children. 25 percent of Central West End residents own their homes, while the rest rent.
Restaurants and More:
The Central West End is home to some of the St. Louis area's most popular restaurants. Hot spots like Terrene and Eau Cafe offer upscale dining, while Dressel's and Llywelyn's Pub are good places for a more casual meal and drinks. In all, there are dozens of restaurants, bars and shops along Euclid Avenue in the CWE's main business district. The Central West End is also home to the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.
The Central West End can be a busy place any weekend of the year, but crowds flock to the area for several annual events including the Central West End Art Fair and Taste in June, the Great Forest Park Balloon Race in September and the CWE Halloween Party and Costume Contest in October.