This month, a new study from the website Niche, which names good places to live across the United States, had three St. Louis neighborhoods rank in their top ten out of more than 15,000 places surveyed.

The editors assessed fifteen factors, from the cost of living to public safety to employment to commute times. According to their analysis, Richmond Heights ranked No. 4, Clayton ranked No. 7, and Brentwood ranked No. 8. All three scored A+ on their overall grade and for public schools.

This week, we will take a deep dive into the three neighborhoods. First up — Richmond Heights.

Richmond Heights

Population: 8,486
Median Home Value: $237,600 (National average is median is $184,700)
Median Household Income: $71,323

Richmond Heights has many beautiful homes, excellent shopping, outstanding schools, and high-quality city services and amenities including The Heights, a 73,000 square feet community center with one of the largest and best-equipped municipal fitness facilities in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Uniquely located at the confluence of Interstate 64 and Interstate 170 puts Richmond Heights at the heart of the metro area and just minutes from many regional attractions and features. The MetroLink light rail line provides increased transportation options via the station located on Galleria Parkway just east of fabulous shopping, dining and entertainment choices at Saint Louis Galleria and at The Boulevard-Saint Louis.

Our Picks: Fozzie’s Sandwich Emporium (1170 S. Big Bend) has killer sandwiches and smoothies. Coffee from local roaster, COMA Coffee (1034 S. Brentwood). And we will always love bowling at Tropicana Lanes (7960 Clayton Road). Always.  


High-quality homes in a wide variety of architectural styles aid provide many options for potential home owners. A great number of the residences in Richmond Heights display attributes related with the Arts and Crafts period, which includes such features as hardwood floors, stained glass and leaded windows, high ceilings and distinct architectural styling. Modern ranches, traditional two-story Tudor-style and Georgian-style homes — even a few Mediterranean-style homes — are also part of the mix. Now let’s look at some homes currently listed in Richmond Heights.

1156 Hampton Park

This 4 bedroom, 3 bath home is 3,345 square feet and was built in 1952. It has exquisite midcentury features and sits on a lushly wooded 1.18 acre lot with a pool. The master bath is gorgeous and you will love entertaining from this flexible floor plan that includes a screened in porch. Did we mention the three car garage? Listed for $799,000.

1515 Bellevue Avenue

This lovely century home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2,025 square feet of living space. Located on one of the largest lots in Richmond Heights, it blends historic millwork  and features with all the updates one looks for, including a chef’s kitchen. The beautiful screened in porch is a welcomed bonus. Listed for $449,900.

7759 Gissler Avenue

This 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom  home boasts 1,887 square feet of living space.  It has gleaming hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace, stained glass windows, sun room, and formal dining room. Listed for $294,900.

1218 Murphy Avenue

This 1936 brick home has two bedrooms, 1 bath and comes in at 1,118 square feet. With built-in bookcases, stained glass, and hardwood floors, it has all kinds of charm. A nicely fenced yard, patio, and proximity to Highland Park, make this home a winner. Listed at $225,000.

As you can see, Richmond Heights has a lot to offer — from its great location to outstanding services to quality housing stock. If you are considering a move, we can help you find your Richmond Heights dream home. And if you have a home to sell in this neighborhood, we can help. Contact us today to learn more.