If you’re thinking about moving to St. Louis or relocating to a new neighborhood within the area, it’s important to consider a wide spectrum of factors in selecting a new home, especially if you have a family and children. Safety and crime, education, quality of housing, community, and access to libraries and other resources should all play into your final decision.
But how can one compare such a broad spectrum? You’ll be thrilled to learn that a company called Local Niche has put together statistics on 92 neighborhoods in the St. Louis area and objectively ranked each neighbor based on their findings.
Statistics Don’t Always Tell The Entire Story
Every neighborhood has its good areas and bad areas. While statistics can provide a snapshot of what’s generally happening in an area, there are many vibrant, growing, and up-and-coming areas throughout the city that didn’t make it on the “top 25 neighborhoods to raise a family” list. We encourage you to explore, visit, and consider living in neighborhoods outside of this list because there are many great places to live in the St. Louis Area.
Top 25 Neighborhoods in St. Louis
This list of the best suburbs to raise a family in the St. Louis Metro area is based on statistics related to crime and safety, education, access to libraries, community, housing, resident age, access to daycare, and access to grocery stores.
- Warson Woods
- Rock Hill
- Des Peres
- Richmond Heights
- Glen Carbon
- Creve Coeur
- Town and Country
- Webster Groves
- Maryland Heights
Neighborhood Safety and Neighborhood Watch Programs
Neighborhood Watch programs have been set up throughout the St. Louis area to help prevent crime and keep our streets safer. The real benefit of these groups is that they help keep police abreast of crimes as they happen. One of the best ways the people can fight back against crime is reporting illegal activity, which makes it tougher for the crooks, burglars, and thugs to carry out their actions. The city of St. Louis offers many crime prevention resources, the St. Louis Police have a variety of neighborhood policing initiatives, and this list shows all the neighborhood watch programs within 10 miles of St. Louis.
For more information about how to start a neighborhood watch in St. Louis, check out this pamphlet for getting started. While it’s important to find a safe neighborhood to raise your family, it’s also important to consider protecting your home from burglars and fire with a monitored security system. If you’d like our opinion about safe areas to live in the St. Louis area or more information about a security system, contact us, and we’ll be happy to provide you with additional information and resources.