Creve Coeur

As the city of St. Louis grew, Creve Coeur Lake became a popular destination for the vacationing elite.

Welcome to Creve Coeur

Centrally situated in the heart of St. Louis County, Creve Coeur is a premier St. Louis community. Its beautiful landscape, abundant resources, and welcoming community attract homeowners and business owners alike. Grand Georgian estates, charming farmhouses, and upscale townhomes have drawn over 16,000 residents to the city. A daytime population of approximately 45,000 speaks volumes about its desirability for those seeking business or pleasure. The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center covers a picturesque 40-acre campus. This non-profit organization aims to improve the human condition through natural science. Its environmental projects serve to beautify the surrounding community as well. Beautiful parks and Creve Coeur Lake add to the municipality's stunning display of natural resources.

Creve Coeur was first settled by the French in 1796, placing it among the oldest settlements in Missouri. The town was named after nearby Creve Coeur Lake, legend has it that a Native American princess named Memetonwish dove into the lake after falling in love with a French fur trapper. The lake then changed its shape to that of a broken heart, Creve Coeur in French, and obtained its name. As St. Louis grew, Creve Coeur Lake became a popular destination for the vacationing elite. The lake hosted the rowing competition in the 1904 Olympics. Development continued along the Olive Boulevard corridor, which provides easy transportation to downtown St. Louis. To accommodate a surge in growth, most homes in Creve Coeur were constructed in the 1970s.

Detached, residential homes in Creve Coeur sold for a median price of $762,500 in 2023. This figure represents significant growth in the local housing market. Median home values have risen nearly 40% over the last 5 years when compared with the 2018 median price of $550,000. Subdivisions such as Sheffield and Sherwyn Lane are home to large Georgian estates and meticulous landscaping. The marble and custom millwork present in these homes provide examples of St. Louis' finest properties. Other Creve Coeur neighborhoods offer warm, comfortable ranch homes and quiet, shaded streets. Creve Coeur offers a wide range of housing options. The quality of these homes is consistent throughout, and all residents have access to welcoming neighborhoods and beautiful public spaces.

In addition to Creve Coeur Lake, the municipality is home to seven public parks, encompassing over 80 acres of natural beauty. The park system's crown jewel is Millennium Park. Its 25 acres include a zero-depth splash pad and the historic Tappmeyer House, a wonderfully preserved 19th-century homestead. The Dielmann Recreation Complex, in the heart of Creve Coeur, houses an indoor ice arena and the nine-hole Creve Coeur Golf Club. Olive Boulevard is a major commercial corridor in St. Louis County. It is home to locally-owned restaurants, boutique shops, and a thriving retail and service sector.

Students in the eastern part of Creve Coeur are served by the Ladue School District. Ladue schools have been frequently rated among the best in the State of Missouri. Students in the western part of Creve Coeur are served by the Parkway School District. All four high schools in the Parkway district have been ranked in the top 15 of Missouri High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. Parents seeking private and faith-based options have access to award-winning schools such as The Whitfield School and Chaminade College Preparatory SchoolMissouri Baptist University and Covenant Theological Seminary make the city a center for higher education.

Overview for Creve Coeur, MO

18,648 people live in Creve Coeur, where the median age is 46 and the average individual income is $77,740. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Creve Coeur, MO

There's plenty to do around Creve Coeur, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Explore popular things to do in the area, including Destination Desserts, The Tipsy Goat, and O K Vacuum & Janitor Supply.

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Dining 2.34 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 3.35 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
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Demographics and Employment Data for Creve Coeur, MO

Creve Coeur has 8,352 households, with an average household size of 2.18. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Creve Coeur do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 18,648 people call Creve Coeur home. The population density is 1,814.88 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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