Why We Love Clifton Heights

Andrea Durway Posted by
Neighborhoods, New Listings Oct 2018

We have a super cute new listing in a neighborhood we love for sentimental reasons. We’re eager to share with you information on both 6230 Magnolia in lovely Clifton Heights.

[UPDATE: This home is under contract as of 10/5/2018]

6230 Magnolia

Clifton Heights Neighborhood

The Clifton Heights neighborhood is located between Highway 44, Arsenal, and Hampton.  Despite being bordered by some busy streets, Clifton Heights is relatively quiet. The only major street that cuts through the neighborhood is Southwest, so there isn’t a lot of outside traffic.

Clifton Heights has a distinctively different feel from many of the other City neighborhoods in part due to the topography. Clifton Heights is hillier than many areas of the city. In addition to that, the architecture of the neighborhood is more Victorian; there is less brick throughout and the lots are larger.

At the center of the neighborhood is Clifton Park and Lake. This 4.4 acre park is encircled by Simpson Avenue, which features some of the most beautiful homes in the city. There is a playground, basketball hoop, and ducks. The Clifton Heights Neighborhood Association (CHNA) hosts various events in the park throughout the year, like a Party in the Park, Happy Hour, and Easter Egg Hunt.

Clifton Heights provides easy access to 44 so getting downtown or to any neighborhoods off 44 is a breeze. You can get to the Botanical Garden or Tower Grove in less than ten minutes.  Via Hampton Avenue, you can be at the zoo in less than 10 minutes. Getting to Maplewood is a breeze down Southwest and your next door to The Hill for an endless array of dining options.

Perks of clifton heights for 6230 Magnolia dwellers

  • The cozy little Machecek Library is less than a 15 minute walk.
  • It is usually pretty easy to see the annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race in September from somewhere in Clifton Heights. Just go for a walk to one of higher areas of this hilly neighborhood and watch, avoiding the crowds.
  • Nestled between Clifton Heights and Lindenwood Park on Ivanhoe is Pizza-A-Go-Go and unassuming but delicious mom and pop spot for pizza pies.
  • In nearby Maplewood, you can enjoy Southwest Diner or Schlafly Bottleworks in less than 5 minutes.
  • Three words. Pint. Size. Bakery. A 2 minute drive or 9 minute walk.

Homes of Clifton Heights

While the housing stock is varied in Clifton Heights, many of the homes on Magnolia are brick bungalows of various sizes and style variations. Our listing at 6230 Magnolia is a brick bungalow with a deep and wide front porch. My family lived on this block for over five years and we always admired its front porch, especially in spring when the lilacs were in bloom.

[UPDATE: This home is under contract as of 10/5/2018]

6230 MagnoliaThis home retains many of historic characteristics like hardwood floors, wide trim, archways, and stained glass. Large windows allow plenty of natural sunlight.

Typical of many homes of the area is this sunporch. This one retains its charming knotty pine ceiling and can be used as a play area, mudroom, or place to wind down after work.  sunporchImagine if you were really into plants!
The upstairs has two large bedrooms, freshly painted and a bathroom remodeled in 2018. The kitchen was remodeled in 2012. This is a well-kept home located in a cute neighborhood that stays a little under the radar.

If you have a home to sell in Clifton Heights, or are looking to buy contact us. We are your Clifton Heights neighborhood experts.

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