This is the final installment of our series looking at the three St. Louis County Suburbs that were ranked by the website Niche, in their Top 10 Places to Live in the United States. More than 15,000 cities were surveyed.

Earlier this week we looked at Richmond Heights, ranked No. 4 and Clayton ranked No. 7.

Today we look at No. 8 on the list, Brentwood. Let’s dive in and see why this St. Louis inner-ring suburb made the list.


Population: 8,030
Median Home Value: $208,700 (National average is median is $184,700)
Median Household Income: $72,903

The City of Brentwood is a premier residential community, known as the “City of Warmth” to residents because of its small town charm and friendly atmosphere.  With its housing quality and variety, beautiful neighborhoods, ample parks and walking trails, top notch city services and great central location, the quality of life in Brentwood is unsurpassed in the region.

Our Picks: The Refind Room (2525 S. Brentwood) is a unique furniture shop with high-quality, secondhand pieces in styles ranging from vintage to modern. Another pick for home goods and botanicals is K. Hall Studio (8416 Manchester Road). And we never pass up lunch at Mai Lee (8396 Musick Memorial Dr).


Brentwood offers a variety of housing options to meet the diverse needs of its residents.  Apartments, condominiums, single family homes of all sizes and luxury villas accommodate individuals, growing families, empty nesters and retirees. Below are some examples of what Brentwood has to offer:

9352 Pine

This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home is located on the western edges of Brentwood near Tilles Park, where the homes and yards are a bit larger. Newer white eat-in custom kitchen, large vaulted master suite. Mudroom off of the kitchen, finished lower level recreation room, and a screened in porch. Listed at $629,000.

2313 St. Clair

This 4 bedroom, 3 bath is also near Tilles Park. It is neat as a pin and has fireplace, new gourmet kitchen, and updated bathrooms. Lower level has a great family room with bar.  Fenced yard with deck and patio and an attached garage. This move-in-ready home is listed at $525,000. 

2711 Bremerton

Wonderful renovated 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has a true master suite with his/hers walk-in closets and huge main floor family room. On trend color scheme and all new kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters, and white cabinetry. The family room has 3 skylights and tons of windows. Oversized attached garage and main floor laundry. Listed at $304,900.  

8302 Rosalie

This mid century all brick ranch has 3 bedrooms and 1 bath and features original hardwoods, roomy open spaces, and fireplace.  Newly updated kitchen and bathroom. Additional living space in lower level.  Nice sized fenced yard. Listed at $189,900.

With its great park system and central location, Brentwood should be on your list if you are looking for homes centrally located in St. Louis.  The competition can be tough if you are looking for homes in the inner-ring suburbs like Brentwood, Clayton, and Richmond Heights. We have a strong track record of helping our clients get accepted offers in tight markets. We can help you too. Call us today!