Tower Grove South is one of the most desirable neighborhoods in South St Louis City. The location alone can’t be beat but with the areas access to great restaurants, fantastic architecture, awesome neighbors and all within walking distance to Tower Grove Park, it’s a major contender.
Tower Grove Park is one of St Louis City’s greatest treasures. The park, located in Tower Grove South is nearly 300 acres, the second largest in St Louis City. You can find the Tower Grove Farmers Market open for business on Saturdays and Wednesdays. Fresh, veggies, coffee, live music and yoga. One of my favorite festivals is in the park every summer, The Festival of Nations. Just to the north of Tower Grove Park is the Missouri Botanical Garden, just a quick walk across the park. Don’t miss the live jazz concerts on Wednesday evenings in the garden during summer months.
Tower Grove South is located in South St. Louis City. It is bordered on the North side by Arsenal, on the West side by Kingshighway, on the South side by Chippewa and on the East side by South Grand.
South Grand, on the east side of Tower Grove South is where you will find most of the shopping and restaurants. There are a ton of really great restaurants on South Grand, lots of international cuisine from 14 different countries. If you like Thai food, I would highly recommend Basil Spice or The King And I. One of my favorite sushi restaurants is here on South Grand called Cafe Mochi. I would highly recommend the Volcano roll. And if you are into vegan food at all, there’s a fantastic place called Lulu’s Local Eatery. The Buffalo cauliflower bites are delicious. Some of the best Italian in the City is not actually on The Hill but right here in Tower Grove South at Mangia Italiano.
If you’re looking to do a little shopping there are some fantastic shops on South Grand as well. One of my all time favorites is Urban Matter. Pick up some beautiful hand crafted jewelry or a funny postcard for a friend.
The architecture in Tower Grove South is lovely. The homes are brick. Typically they’re two to three stories. Most of the homes in Tower Grove South will have anywhere from three to four bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the second floor and hopefully a half bath on the main floor. And almost all of them will have some form of garage or detached carport.
High ceiling and great big open living and dining rooms are common. The charm and history is these homes is spectacular. Warm hardwood floors, pocket doors, stained glass, all the bells and whistles of 100 year old St Louis charm. The only draw back to homes of this age is that sometimes the floor plans are just as historic as the architecture. Unless the home has been rehabbed, you will likely not have a dedicated master bedroom or master suite and sometimes smaller closets.
Fortunately, there has been so much rehab work in Tower Grove South that you can find a charming older home that has been updated with open floor plans, large kitchen and master suites. Those homes will often be on the higher end of the Tower Grove South price points.
The yards are a little smaller but access to Tower Grove Park right across Arsenal provides plenty of room for running, dog walking and lots and lots of kickball games.
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