Neighborhood: Central West End
City: St. Louis City, MO
My Home: 2-bedroom condo in a historic building
The Central West End is a premier urban neighborhood in the central corridor of St. Louis City. Flanked by Washington University and Forest Park to the west and Saint Louis University to the east, the CWE offers a distinctive turn-of-the-century ambiance, replete with sidewalk cafes, stunning architecture and excellent MetroLink rail transit access. It is truly one of the most impressive neighborhoods in the Midwest!
Jeff's Guide to the Central West End
1. Favorite Neighborhood Home Store
From Apartment Therapy: "Founded in 1969 by Pete Rothschild, the store has become a landmark of its Central West End neighborhood."
2. Best Vintage Shop, Thrift Store, or Flea Market
THE CLUBHOUSE SHOP
From their site: "Dedicated to providing gently used furniture, clothing and collectibles at great prices"
3. Favorite Bookstore
4. Favorite Coffee Shop, Café, or Restaurant
5. Best Hardware/Paint Store
NEW MARKET HARDWARE
From Aaron H on Yelp: "Fantastic hardware store. Reminds me of Ollivander's Wand Shop in Harry Potter."
6. Best Place to Pick Up Groceries
From their site: "A St. Louis fine grocer since 1901: gift baskets, party platters, & steak boxes."
THE GOLDEN GROCER
From their site: "A pioneer in the Natural Food arena, serving the St. Louis community since the mid-70's"
7. Best Place to Buy Flowers
8. Best Neighborhood Park
From the city: "Officially opened to the public on June 24, 1876, it's one of the largest urban parks in the United States. At 1,293 acres, it is approximately 500 acres larger than Central Park in New York."
9. Best Spot to Take Visitors