I was taking a walk through Compton Heights last week and noticed that there were several places for sale. This neighborhood includes about 250 acres in the center of the city and is located just east of Grand Ave and a block south of Reservoir Park.
STL Magazine in December 2006 had a pretty good article on the neighborhood. According to the article Compton Heights was the first development in Missouri to use deed restrictions which designated a uniform set-back from the street and specified that there would be no more than one single-family residence per lot.
The two main streets, which were laid out by Julius Pitzman, designer of Vandeventer Place, were named for writers Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Click here to view the MLS listings of the 16 homes now available for sale in Compton Heights. Prices for the current listing in this neighborhood range from $349,500 to $1,095,000 with a median price of $577,000. Average days on market is 146 with listings as new as 10 days old and others that have been testing the market for nearly a year. The oldest home on the list is 123 years old and the newest home currently for sale is only 57 years old.Visit the Compton Heights neighborhood website here.
Note: 3153 Longfellow (not pictured here) was at one time home to Irma S. Rombauer , author of The Joy of Cooking.