Homeowners in this suburb are surrounded by grand homes, upscale shops, and award-winning restaurants.

Welcome to Frontenac

Frontenac is a spacious and picturesque community typified by gently rolling lawns and private wooded lots. Situated among the wealthy municipalities of Creve Coeur and Ladue, and boasting an average household income of $280,000, Frontenac occupies a prominent place among St. Louis County's affluent communities. Homeowners in this suburb are surrounded by grand homes, upscale shops, and award-winning restaurants. However, Frontenac's taste for luxury does not diminish its warm and welcoming character. In a 2015 poll, 67.3 percent of residents answered that they had been living in the city for at least 10 years. 42.6 percent had resided in Frontenac for over 20 years. 78.7 percent of those who were surveyed ranked Frontenac as an "excellent" place to live, a testament to the quality of life that the city's residents enjoy. Frontenac residents, drawn to the city's warm and welcoming environment, wouldn't choose to live anywhere else.

Frontenac's proud history began when Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Wood named their 128-acre family farm after the famous Chateau Frontenac of Quebec City. Although Wood's property consisted of rustic farmland, its elegant namesake foreshadowed the community's present-day luxury. Today, Frontenac is a city of approximately 3,500 residents comprising an area of 2.8 square miles. While Frontenac has developed greatly since its city center was the site of the Wood family farm, the community boasts a population density (1,221 per square mile) that is half the St. Louis County average. Its expansive properties and well-manicured lawns reflect the city's rural heritage.

In 2023, homes in Frontenac sold for a median price of $1,100,000. With homes selling in 2018 for a median price of $760,500, there has been a median price increase of 45% over the last 5 years. Home values have remained stable, as houses in the area are bought and sold infrequently. This is a testament to Frontenac's committed residents. Home buyers choose to remain in the community and take an active interest in civic life. Frontenac communities include homes in New England and Traditional architectural styles. The most popular style, however, is French Provincial, which often includes siding of Austin white limestone. Frontenac homes are designed to take advantage of the municipality's abundant space. Residents enjoy some of the largest properties in St. Louis and lot sizes averaging 1 acre.

Frontenac residents have access to a wide array of upscale amenities. Desirable luxury retailers attract residents and visitors to the prestigious Plaza Frontenac shopping center. These luxury experiences are complemented by Frontenac's many award-winning restaurants. While visitors often come for a sampling of extravagance, Frontenac houses attractions that appeal to more than just an upscale clientele. The old Des Peres Presbyterian Church and Cemetery was a well-known stop on the Underground Railroad and remains a popular tourist destination. The nearby Van Dyke home provides a grand example of a mid-19 th Century French Chateau, attracting those drawn to both history and architecture. A visit to Frontenac is a necessity for those interested in St. Louis history.

The majority of homes in Frontenac are covered by the Ladue School District. Ladue schools are widely heralded as the best schools in the state. U.S. News & World Report named Ladue Horton Watkins High School the top Public High School, and third best High School overall, in the state of Missouri. Homes on the city's southern edge are served by the Kirkwood School District. Kirkwood students' success serves as a testament to the school district's excellence. 90 percent of Kirkwood AP students pass rigorous Advanced Placement Exams and earn college credit in the process. The Saul Mirowitz-Reform Jewish Academy Day SchoolVilla Duchesne, and St. Joseph's Academy provide excellent faith-based options.

Overview for Frontenac, MO

3,614 people live in Frontenac, where the median age is 50.8 and the average individual income is $96,489. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Around Frontenac, MO

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

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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Destination Desserts, The Webster Groves Bookshop, and Forever Tennis.

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Dining 4.6 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 4.04 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.18 miles 7 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.67 miles 18 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.62 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.36 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Frontenac, MO

Frontenac has 1,260 households, with an average household size of 2.83. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Frontenac do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 3,614 people call Frontenac home. The population density is 1,255.94 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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Schools in Frontenac, MO

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