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The 5 Best Neighborhoods in STL

With 79 neighborhoods in St. Louis to choose from, you’d be hard pressed to not find something to fit your tastes. From foodie scenes to one-of-a-kind historical sights, STL has a lot to offer. We’ve narrowed down the list considerably to the top five best neighborhoods in St. Louis.

Central West End

Known for its sightseeing, historic architecture, and fabulous food scene, the Central West End is an ideal neighborhood to live in and explore. Having been established for over 100 years, the Central West End has plenty of old and new sites to see. Visit the Cathedral Basillica of Saint Louis to see the world’s largest collection of mosaic art. If you’re looking for more novelty, go see the World’s Largest Chess Piece. Finish it all off with a trip to Brasserie for a modern twist on hearty French cuisine.

The Hill

Dubbed as St. Louis’s top Italian neighborhood, it’s no surprise to find a variety of authentic and modern Italian restaurants in the area. We suggest trying
Mona’s – the gnocchi will not disappoint! Looking to create your own Italian fare? There’s plenty of mom-and-pop stores to fit your shopping list. Want the ultimate foodie experience? Try the EAT Saint Louis Food Tour. You get a guided walking tour of the neighborhood and all the yummy experiences it has to offer. They also explain the history and behind-the-scenes stories of this classic STL neighborhood. Learn more about the tour here.

The Grove

Here is where you’ll find anything but cookie cutter shops and restaurants. The Grove proudly boasts its unique vibe with quirky coffee shops and boutiques. Quench your thirst at the Urban Chestnut Brewery or start your day off right at Atomic Cowboy. Attend the annual Grove Fest to get the best taste (and sounds) of The Grove with loads of live music and performances. Find out more about the yearly celebration here.

Maplewood

Ever tried to imagine a real-life Etsy shop? You might find the real thing in the Maplewood neighborhood. Known as the Maker’s District, Maplewood boasts more than 25 businesses selling handmade goods. This cozy neighborhood is also sprinkled with coffee shops and quiet bistros. Spend an afternoon sipping on an Americano and browsing unique gifts in Maplewood.

The Loop

While we’re obviously pretty fond of the place, the charm of The Delmar Loop is undeniable. With food, drinks, and live events in any direction, this neighborhood is the perfect setting for college living. Just minutes from Washington University, The Delmar Loop boasts a variety of ethnic eats and vintage shopping. Sip on a famous Fitz’s root beer float or nibble on a Blueberry Hill burger to get the real taste of The Delmar Loop.

Know of an even better neighborhood to visit? Let us know!