Des Peres MO Homes & Real Estate
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Meaning "of the fathers" the French name Des Peres, while unlikely for a city settled largely by German immigrants, but the name was attached to the area long before the town of Des Peres was actually form back in 1934. The first post office popped up in 1848 and the first elementary school in 1892. The name Des Peres was wildly used before 1900 commonly referred to its incorporation before 1934. Today, Des Peres is home to about 8600 residents and is one of the more expensive places to live in the St. Louis suburbs.
Des Peres is located at the intersection of Interstate 270 and Highway 100 right at the West County Center. This great location offers all amenities and services one could want with excellent schools, fantastic shopping, easy commute routes, and lots of services and amenities right in town, plus it's just 21 minutes to downtown St. Louis.
Des Peres Schools
Residents are part of the Parkway School District and Kirkwood school district. There are two private schools both with religious affiliations including St. Clement of Rome school and the Roman Catholic archdiocese of St. Louis. Some of the more highly rated schools is Des Peres include Kirkwood Senior high school, Parkway West high school, Nipher middle school, and Mason Ridge elementary school all with excellent ratings, reviews, graduation rates, and scores.
"Great school spirit culture/atmosphere to learn in. Has the feel of a public yet private school. The majority of students are really smart kids who get into high-ranking colleges. The small town feel of the Kirkwood community itself compared to the greater St. Louis area can seem a little sheltered at times, but it’s very friendly. It’s a bigger school, but the faculty does a great job of knowing each of their students by name, and they set aside time for students to help with academics. This is also a good faculty if you need letters of recommendation for college, and there is a huge alumni network. Overall, don’t waste your money on a private school education when you can get it at Kirkwood! It has a great regional reputation as well as strong academic programs. It is a great platform for students interested in going into journalism or business or the world of professional athletics. I would definitely recommend Kirkwood High School!" - Niche.com
Des Peres Homes for Sale
Because of the great schools, easy commute routes, great services and amenities and its close proximity to downtown St. Louis, homes in Des Peres are slightly higher than the surrounding suburban average. The area is home to the international headquarters of Edward Jones Investments, West County Shopping mall established in 1969, and the international headquarters of Redbird Engineering. Home prices are also a little higher because the city does not assess a real or personal property tax and hasn't since 1995. This makes this area an extremely popular place to call home.
96% of residents own their own homes with a median home value of about $450,000. Home prices are typically between $300,000 and $900,000. There's a median rent of $1870 with a median household income of about $150,000, some of the highest-rated income rates in the St. Louis area.
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