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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Central West End is a neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri with a population of 14,488. Central West End is in St. Louis City County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Central West End offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Central West End there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Central West End and residents tend to be liberal.
About Central West End...
Population
14,488

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$364,825
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$937
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    560.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    38.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    421.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    687.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,293.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    909.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,380
National
$55,322
Families with Children
7%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    36%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    25%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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Great for younger people with means to live an average or above average lifestyle. Lots of nightlife, access to Forest Park, and fitness clubs. Not a cheap place to live and jobs are really competitive. Didn't rate diversity because I work argue that the diversity is that of social classes. You can have upper class housing only a block a way from low income housing and condemned buildings and that creates a lot of tension. There's very little appreciation for property and you are very likely to have stuff stolen, damaged, etc. Barnes Jewish makes traffic a pain at times, as do events in the park. There are significantly better places to live in St. Louis than this.
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n/a just relocated
I recently relocated from a large city and lived in a city that never shut down previously.
There is a vast difference in the three environments.
Having a variety of family activities help improve and keep family relationships.
I noticed there are limited activities going on in the park. I wondered do you have movies in the park in late summer early fall?
Housing prices vary in the area which make living in or close by feasible.
Nice night life , great walkability but safety is an issue . Lots of cars being broken into , people being robbed in broad day light . Expensive as well , pretty bad that a house costs at least half a million yet the schools are aweful ! Can’t raise a family here without sending to private school ( I guess if you half the money to live here then it isn’t an issue ) .