2017 Best Public High Schools in Missouri – Clayton is #1


The 2017 Best Public High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings. Click on the name of the school to see a report-card like breakdown.

1. Clayton High School

2. Kirkwood Senior High School

3. Lafayette High School

4. Ladue Horton Watkins High School

5. Marquette Senior High School

6. Eureka Senior High School

7. Pattonville Senior High School

8. Webster Groves High School

9. Parkway West High School

10. Parkway Central High School

1920’s Santa Fe Style Stucco home in the heart of Clayton



Located at 21 Hillvale  is this charming 1920’s Santa Fe Style Stucco home in the heart of Clayton. This Renovated 4 bed, 3.5 bath home is a combination of historical style and modern amenities in the historic Claverach Park Neighborhood. You’ll fall in love in this park like setting that includes a Modern Cook’s Dream Kitchen: DCS Gas Range and Oven, Warming Drawer, Scotsman Ice Maker, Viking Wine Fridge. Light & Bright Large Dining Room. Dramatic large living room with beamed ceilings, wrought Iron railing and fireplace. New Master Bath, with separate tub jetted tub and large shower. Showroom style garage with a California style glass door and gleaming stained concrete floor. Shining hardwood floors, heated slate tile, updated light fixtures and part finished lower level all for your ready to move in needs. This home has lovingly been cared for and has undergone extensive updates over the past six years.

Listed at a cool $969,900


A listing by John Schwab, Berkshire Hathaway, 314-997-7600

St. Louis Strong Community Roundtable in Clayton: Thursday, October 6, 6-8PM


What is Saint Louis Strong?

Saint Louis Strong is an aspiring 501(c)(4) social welfare nonprofit group advocating for unification of St. Louis City into St. Louis County. Through inclusive and nonpartisan means St. Louis Strong seeks to build an diverse grassroots movement to mount support for its efforts. While other nonprofits do examine this issue, their 501(c)(3) status limits them from political activity. We seek to partner with these informative groups and collaborate with various stakeholders in the region. At the end of the buck stops with each resident. Let’s make sure we’re building strong future for St. Louis by working together today.

From the Facebook event.

After Better Together’s series of reports, the Ferguson Commission report, the Police Executive Research report, and the Department of Justice report, it is time for citizens to take the facts into their own hands. Join us at our third roundtable as we review how fragmentation affects you the individual. Together we’ll brainstorm on how to use our region’s resources more effectively.

Our goal is to amplify the voice of the average resident and to connect neighbors under a shared desire for meaningful and effective policy change.

Comment below what your thoughts are!

~$1M Home Hits The Clayton Market

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1 West Walinca, Clayton, MO 63105

A rare opportunity for a spectacular home in the heart of Clayton. Upon entering you will be struck by the amazing windows, soaring ceiling heights & magnificent fireplace. The open floor plan offers an expansive living & dining room complimented by double sets of French door leading to the outdoor oasis. The custom designed kitchen includes quartz counters, tile backsplash & designer appliances all opening to the hearth room. The generous master suite has stunning windows and his/her custom closets. Relax in your master bath with floating vanity, soaking tub, heated floors & towel warmer. Two other bedrooms share an updated J&J bath. The lower level is perfect flex space w/wood flooring & a 3rd bath. Outside you’ll find an upper deck & lower level patio for your own outdoor retreat. Additional features include soaring 2 story staircase w/glass block windows, wood floors, 10’ ceilings. Just steps to restaurants, shops and more Clayton living at it’s best.


Listed by Jiggs Dunn & Christine Cool, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance, 314-997-7600

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Multi-Million Dollar Clayton Home Hits The Market. Guess how much?

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Custom home richly clad in brick and stone with a rare circle driveway sits on an oversized lot in the heart of Old Town Clayton. Embracing refined style and comfort, the owner’s attention-to-detail is adaptable to any lifestyle. Ascending from the entry, the gathering room, formal dining room and curved wrought iron staircase open to the double height great room with bay window, fireplace and bar area. The open kitchen features a large island topped with granite, Viking commercial gas range and custom cabinetry disguising most of the appliances and butler pantry. The main floor master suite with fireplace demands front and rear patios, his/hers closets and luxurious bath. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms plus loft/study area. The curved staircase descends to the lower level with office, exercise, family room, 1/2 bath and entertaining bar. Serene fenced backyard with waterfall, covered deck with Wolf grill, 3 car garage includes lift, extensive moldings throughout, and rough-in for elevator.

241 Linden Ave, Clayton 63105

5 Beds   –   5 Baths   –   8,435 sq.ft


Listed at $3,300,000

Listing by Marcy Byrne. Janet McAfee 314-997-4800

Coming Soon in Clayton

With a plethora of new building projects on the horizon, 2016 is a very exciting time to living or working in Clayton. Headlining this abundance of new building projects, is the $778.1 million dollar project proposed by Centene.

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In total, the project is anticipated to include over 1.5 million square feet of office space, over 40 thousand square feet of retail space, 120 luxury apartments, and a auditorium that will be able to host a multitude of different corporate events. Thus this project will bring more commerce and business to the already booming economy of downtown Clayton.

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Clayco CEO and Chairman, Bob Clark, outlined a large-scale project that would include four phases. The first phase will include a 28 story high rise building on the corner of Hanley and Forsyth with loads of office space throughout. There will also be a state-of-the-art skybridge connecting this new building with the current Centene building. The Second phase will stretch along a block of Forsyth and will include retail shops on the ground floor with highly luxurious apartments up above. The third proposed phase, located just east of the Ritz, has two parts. The first part is a large civic auditorium able to be used for a large variety of corporate events. The second part is a multi-use tower, extending 21 stories upwards. This tower will contain both office space and corporate lodging. Plans for the fourth and final phase were kept under wraps until very recently. This phase, designed in a contemporary style to compliment the existing Centene building, will include over 500 thousand square feet of office space with retail stores spanning the bottom floors


While the new Centene building provides an exciting new addition to the urban landscape of Clayton, there are also gorgeous new changes planned to enhance the lovely green area of Shaw Park.

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Right off the bat, you will be able to see these new changes as you enter Shaw Park through the north Chapman Plaza entrance. A large circular fountain with cascading water down the sides will greet you as soon as you enter the park. After that, a short path next to a flowing stream of water will lead you through the luscious green areas of the park, finally ending up at a large reflecting pond. This pond will be a perfect location to stop and have a picnic or even just lay down and relax.


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There are also other proposed changes on the eastern side of the park including a new eastern entrance and an area called “Century Garden.”

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However not all building projects here in Clayton are going off without a hitch. For example, the request to rezone the Harris Armstrong Home Site and construct a new townhome was shutdown before it even reached the Clayton Board of Alderman.

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The Armstrong building currently has been vacant for the past couple years and is currently under demolition. Having been vacant, the home became quite run down with water damage spread throughout the home.

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But despite this, the neighbors do not want a large townhome popping up in their single-family home residential area.

Elsewhere in Clayton, there are an abundance of other developments popping up throughout the downtown area.


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$41 million multi-use proposition on North Central planned by OPUS

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24 story glass and aluminum tower on S. Meramec developed by CA Venture

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229 unit apartment building developed by Vanguard Clayton on Maryland Ave.

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Mixed use projected designed by HDA Architects on the corner of Hanley and Clayton

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$68 million, 14 story office building on Forsyth designed by ACI Boland Architects

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78 unit micro apartment complex on Lee Avenue

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$125 Million renovation and addition to the St. Louis County Family Courts

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New Westin Hotel and residential units at the corner of Brentwood and Forsyth

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$100 million, 31 story glass apartment building planned by the firm Solomon Cordwell Buenz

Blue Chip Clayton Investment Property- 7716 Shirley Drive

Shirley 7716 Low-1Great Option to Diversify Your $- ask your accountant what a good idea this is!

5-star 4-family in the heart of Clayton. This bright, updated building has 4, 2 bed/ 1 bath units with refinished hardwood floors throughout. The kitchens are beautiful white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, travertine floors, granite countertops and generous storage. The bathrooms also boasts granite counters and beautiful fixtures. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and large closets. New thermal windows and freshly decorated. Very clean, bright basement with individual laundry facilities provided for each tenant. Each unit also includes 1 assigned garage space. Within walking distance to public transportation, restaurants and shopping. Tennant responsible for gas and electric.

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Stunning Renovation in Clayton


7812 Davis Drive, 63105

Curb appeal & stunning renovation! Rehabbed w/the beautiful architecture of a 1930’s home: kitchen w/42″ cabinets/granite, main & upper bathrooms updated, refinished/new floors, windows replaced, etc. Kitchen opens to family room w/access to aggregate and wrought iron patio. Living room has one piece marble wood-burning fireplace, & opens to the Library/Reading Room. The Mud Room is also a Laundry Room w/clothes chute from the Master Bath. Upstairs are 4 large bedrooms. The 2 full baths have programmable heated tile floors & hall bath has a bubble tub. Three baths have custom-built vanities. 1st floor bath is pre-plumbed for full bath. HVAC is zoned & hi-efficient. Lower Level was occupied by previous occupant’s housekeeper & includes carpeting, kitchenette, full bath, fireplace & 2nd laundry hookup. The yard has a beautiful black fence & brick columns. Garage is oversized 2-car & double-wide driveway on enormous corner. Drive by after 8 pm to see the outdoor lighting! Walk to Meramec!


Listed by Gail Welsch, JC Welsch & Associates, Inc., 314-574-0855

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Holy Mansion… 4 Brentmoor Park – Clayton


The Gregorian Home at 4 Brentmoor Park

Magnificent 20th century Georgian home situated on 1.58 gorgeous manicured acres in Brentmoor Park. Beautiful views from the grand foyer living room and dining room which lead to the expansive solarium with French doors opening to the gardens, patio and pool. Updated kitchen w/top of the line appliances, coffee bar,walk in pantry,center island,granite counter tops & custom cabinets adjoins the hearth room. Other first floor features include office, butlers pantry, 2 powder rooms, 9ft+ ceilings, wood floors, 3 fireplaces, magnificent detail and elevator. The master bedroom suite with his and her separate dressing areas and large bath, bedroom suite with fireplace, 2 other bdrooms w/ fireplaces and jack & jill bath & laundry complete the second floor. The 3rd floor has a large rec room, play rm, 2 bedrooms, sitting room, an abundance of storage. The lower level offers a wine rm, service bath & potential laundry. There is a carriage house, 3 car garage, green house & much more.

The Basics:

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 7 Bathrooms
  • 11,742 Sq. ft.
  • 1.585 acre lot

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This lovely mansion will run you a cool $2,500,000. Have questions? Contact Gina Bundy at Gladys Manion, 314-721-4755.