This is a city with a great degree of diversity. University City features historic homes in family-oriented neighborhoods as well as apartments. With close access to Washington University many students and professors call University City home. University City maintains many areas of green with its many parks, Tree City USA award, and U City in Bloom Program, a citizen directed and run program which provides the entire University City area with beautiful gardens and plantings. University City has the most active downtown entertainment and restaurant district in the St. Louis region, locally known as the Delmar Loop. Take a walk down to the Loop area, have lunch at one of the many excellent restaurants, watch a movie at the Tivoli, reminisce down the Walk of Fame, take in a craft exhibit, or listen to a music concert.
For those that crave a neighborhood that is culturally rich and vibrant, University City, Missouri real estate is a fantastic opportunity for your next home. According to Zillow.com, the median sales price for a home in University City is currently $245,000, according to the St. Louis multiple listing service. If you’ve been hesitating to explore your options, the New Year is a great time to begin your journey.
Famous for its fantastic restaurants and live music scene, University City is a hub for artistic endeavors. An area known as the Delmar Loop that integrates University City with the edge of St. Louis City is a favorite for those that love to explore small shops or feast on multicultural flavors. “An energizing and eclectic entertainment and shopping district, The Loop offers six blocks of exhilarating retail, restaurants, live music, café culture, and even a Walk-Of-Fame,” boasts visittheloop.com.
The love affair with this unique section of St. Louis real estate began around the time of the 1904 World’s Fair that was held in nearby Forest Park. According to www.ucity.org, magazine publisher Edward Gardner Lewis purchased the land to be known as University City in 1902 and opened the still undeveloped “residential community with comfortable homes for people of an upper middle class” to campers for the event. Lewis would later build the headquarters for his magazine empire in University City, which currently serves as City Hall.
University City homes for sale range greatly in pricing and architecture, which is reflective of the different neighborhoods that make up this older community. Whether you desire cozy affordability or something of an ornate size, you can find it in “U City.” Your Prudential Select Properties agent can create a personalized list of University City open houses and property for sale. Visit us at www.discoverstl.com for more information.
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Parks & Recreation
- Acker Park - 6600 Delmar
3.5 acre park with playground.
- Eastgate Park - Vernon and Eastgate
0.93 acre park with playground and basketball courts.
- Flynn Park
This 6.61 acre park includes 5 tennis courts and playground.
- Fogerty Park - North 82nd Blvd
This large neighborhood park is ideal for all day outings. Picnic area has weatherproof shelter with restrooms. Other facilities of this 11.80 acre park consists of a full size baseball diamond, children's playground, half mile jogging trail and two tennis courts.
- Greensfelder Park - 8333 Fullerton
6.75 acres with a ball diamond and playground.
- Heman Park
This is University City's largest park encompassing 85.26 acres and serving the entire community. Outdoor facilities include restroom facilities, several picnic areas, two large baseball diamonds, 6 softball diamonds, 2 regulation baseball diamonds, 4 little league baseball diamonds, paved basketball courts, horseshoe courts, 8 tennis courts, 3 soccer fields, 2 football fields, a 1-1/2 mile jogging course and a large playground. Six of the tennis courts are lighted for night use. Also located in Heman Park are the large outdoor pool, soccer facility, Community Center and park maintenance garage.
- The Heman Park Community Center - 975 Pennsylvania
A multi-purpose facility available for rent. The facility includes two meeting halls that can be converted to one large room. It is equipped with two kitchens.
- The Heman Park Recreation Facility - 7210 Olive Street Road
The facility includes a large turf area, which can be rented for playing soccer, an indoor 1/10 mile track 2 - half basketball courts, game room with ping-pong, pool and foozball tables, fitness room with two treadmills, stair stepper, upright exercise bike, two recumbent exercise bikes, three EFX machines, an "AB" machine, a Butt Buster machine, a variety of free hand weights and 12-station weight machine Heman Pool accommodates the summer playground and teen activities programs, swimming classes, the summer DARE program, Water Aerobic classes and practice sessions for the University City Swim Club and a Lap Swim Program.
- Kaufman Park - Mulberry and Blackberry
This 7.77 acre park offers 4 tennis courts, a tennis practice area, a playground and separate tot lot for small children and a natural wooded area suitable for nature study.
- Kingsland Park - Kingsland at Chamberlain
This park is .84 acres and includes a children's tot lot.
- Lewis Park - Delmar at Yale
4 acres featuring a decorative pond with fountain and playground.
- Janet Majerus Park - Raymond and Partridge Aves
5 acres featuring a decorative pond with fountain, 1/3 mile jogging trail, fitness stations and children's playground.
- Metcalfe Park - Kingsland Avenue
Two ball fields and playground on 5.6 acres.
- Millar Park
A larger neighborhood park with 12.19 acres offering a playground area, picnic shelter with restrooms, two baseball diamonds, football field and ½ mile jogging trail with fitness stations.
- Mooney Park - Jackson Avenue
5.2 acres with playground and basketball courts.
- Northmoor Park - Big Bend, south of Forsyth
Undeveloped 1.6 acre green space.
- Rabe Park - Midland at Canton
2.0 acre park with a children's playground.
- Ruth Park Woods
A 26 acre wooded tract with interpretive nature trails developed in cooperation with Missouri Department of Conservation and volunteers.
- Ruth Park Golf Course - 8211 Groby Road
The nine-hole Ruth Park Golf Course serves the University City golfing public and is open to non-residents as well. Since 1931, it has had the reputation of being a challenging, well-maintained and popular course.
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