Creve Coeur, literally broken heart in French, gets its name from a legend of an Indian princess whose heart was broken by a French trapper. She leapt from a ledge overlooking Creve Coeur lake which then reconfigured itself in the shape of a broken heart. Now Creve Coeur is one of the most prime locations to live with a variety of businesses, a community center, ice rink, and golf course.
Creve Coeur, Missouri is one of the premiere neighborhoods in West St. Louis County. According to the St. Louis multiple listing service, the median sale price for a home in Creve Coeur is $215,500. While some portions of St. Louis real estate may now be on the decline, statistics on Zillow show that prices are up for Creve Coeur by .6% over the course of one year.
Perhaps some of the success of the area can be contributed to their constant diligence to planning and improvements. As you drive down the main drag on Olive Boulevard, you will see that the city has made substantial upgrades throughout to lighting, sidewalks and the overall aesthetics of the area. Newer commercial and residential developments are a positive sign of progressive growth. The city’s website (www. creve-coeur.org) proclaims that “Creve Coeur is a key node for technology, life sciences and health services in St. Louis.” The site cites that the major corporations residing in Creve Coeur includes “Monsanto Corporation's world headquarters, the Nidus Center for Scientific Enterprise and the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. “
Growing families will find that the educational institutions contained in or nearby Creve Coeur real estate are of an excellent quality. Ladue and Parkway are the public school districts. Both have an excellent reputation. Activities for people of all ages are plentiful, which includes an aquaport, dog park, ice rink, golf course, bountiful parks and more.
Centralized access to Interstate 270 and Highway 40 make the location ideal of homebuyers seeking an easier commute. Creve Coeur homes come in a variety of styles from elaborate mansions to comfy ranch homes of a more traditional approach. Condos and villas may also be available. Contact your Prudential Select Properties agent for a list of Creve Coeur open houses.
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Parks & Recreation
- Lake School Park - on Coeur de Ville
This 6-acre park features a soccer field, three lighted tennis courts, playground, historic Lake School, and restrooms.
- Fountain Park - on Olive Blvd at Rue de la Banque west
This one-acre park features new playground equipment and plenty of picnic tables next to the fountain.
- LaVerne Collins Park - at Spoede and Olive
This peaceful 1.5-acre park will feature a paved path and gazebo. Named in honor of our City Clerk. (opening soon.)
- Beirne Park - on Country View Drive off Spoede
Creve Coeur’s busiest park has something for the whole family. Spanning 7.5 acres, this park features a half-mile paved trail, three tennis courts, soccer field, baseball field, two playgrounds, picnic pavilion, and restrooms.
- Malcolm Terrace Park - South on Mosley to Elzey
This passive park features 25 wooded acres with 1.5 miles of nature trails. The site also features sand volleyball, new playground equipment, small picnic pavilion, and restrooms. Newly completed in the park, Serenity Grove is a densely planted area with a rock creek and plenty of shaded seating.
- Conway Park - on Conway immediately west of I-270
This 29-acre park features a one-mile paved path with fitness stations, two tennis courts, tot lot, playground, and restrooms. The park also features a wildflower garden and the Clester & Hackmann cabins.
- Millennium Park - near Mason and Olive
Creve Coeur's newest 25 acre park. The park includes playground, pavilion, 2/3 mile paved walking trail, soccer fields, softball / baseball fields, and restrooms.
- Creve Coeur Community Center - 300 N. New Ballas
Consisting of two meeting rooms, multipurpose room, and gym.
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