City Neighborhood: Forest Park Southeast (The Grove)

Dawn Griffin Posted by
Local Developments Aug 2007

I’ve always loved this small patch of St. Louis City. For those that are not familiar, it’s the neighborhood on the southeast corner of Forest Park, just south of the Barnes Jewish Medical Campus. It’s a perfect central location with a collection of beautiful homes that are still relatively affordable… and it’s the location of my first and last post-college rental apartment. I also can’t forget to mention it is home to one of St. Louis’ best bakeries, La Dolce Via.

Here are just a few homes currently available in the area: 4521 Gibson, 4517 Gibson, 4571 Arco.

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The Neighborhood is still undergoing a major transformation as new developments enter the neighborhood.

Click here to read the Business Journal article about the speculated future of Forest Park Southeast (I still have a hard time calling it ‘The Grove’). Here’s a highlight:

“The Gills hope to use low lease rates to attract retailers such as small grocers or gift shops. Rents will range between $7 and $10 per square foot for commercial space. For its residential projects, rents will be below $1 per square foot, or between $650 and $850 per month. The first round will focus on one-bedroom apartment units to attract young professionals. By year five of the development, Amrit Gill said, the plan is to attract families with children and empty nesters. “

An interesting page detailing Restoration St. Louis involvement in the area:

http://www.restorationstlouis.com/?pg=neig&id=thegrove

Another good article on the neighborhood planning:

http://record.wustl.edu/news/page/normal/9410.html

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