St. Louis’ Central West End is a charming and chic community perched on the eastern edge of Forest Park and in the center of the city’s university and medical center district. In the 1870’s, Julius Pitman created Forest Park and its 1,400 acres of public parkland to ensure vibrant public spaces for future generations. Today it features some of St. Louis’ best dining, entertainment, shopping and nightlife, along with world class education and health care institutions.
With Washington University, St. Louis University, BJC Medical Center and Washington University School of Medicine, the Central West End is home to thousands of students, professors and medical center professionals. The Central West End also boasts some of St. Louis’ most eclectic streetscapes, with historic architecture that includes French Tudor, Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival, Mid-Century and Post-Modern styles.
The Central West End offers stunning views of downtown St. Louis, the Arch and Forest Park. On the street level, Euclid Avenue offers over 125 shops, boutiques, galleries, sidewalk cafes, bistros, pubs, and salons. St. Louis’ MetroLink system offers easy access to downtown St. Louis and Lambert International Airport.