Shaw is a neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri with a population of 7,393. Shaw is in St. Louis City County and is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Shaw offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Shaw there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Shaw and residents tend to be liberal.
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We’ve been here for 10 years and can’t say enough great things about the neighborhood. We have amazing neighbors who we trust with our kids and keys to the house, celebrate holidays, volunteer at the Art fair, have block parties and even clean the alleys together. Summer time is the best time here because there is so much to do within walking distance: on Mondays there are free concerts in Tower grove park, on Wednesdays free jazz concerts at the Botanical garden, then it’s food truck Fridays in the park, Saturdays have the best in town Farmers market in tower grove park with free yoga and life music. There are also amazing Japanese festival, Chinese festival and Festival of Nations, all that within walking distance. I don’t know if there is any other neighborhood that has the same amount of activities. Not to mention the amount of green space you are surrounded by. Love it!
We’ve been residents for five years after moving from a suburban location. Our only regret is we waited so long. In the neighborhood we have a great jazz club (written up in The NY Times), a coffee shop, a nitro ice cream joint, a vegetarian restaurant, wine bar, and a wine and cheese place. Outside of the food scene we have several small boutiques. If you expand the radius to walking distance there are an unbelievable number of shops and restaurants. We sometimes refer to it as food heaven. As for things to do we have the amazing Missouri Botanical Garden right next to the neighborhood. Also next to the neighborhood we have the second largest park in St Louis, Tower Grove Park. All of this is topped off by the people. Block parties, children’s parades and parties, and more people out walking than you can imagine. It’s simply a great place to live and visit.
The Shaw neighborhood has become a fairy sought after neighborhood in St. Louis. There are several things that I love about this neighborhood. The location is prime - there are shops, bars, and restaurants in walking distance. You are a five minute drive from downtown, Soulard, or the Central West End. You also have the Tower Grove Park and Botanical Gardens!