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2022 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri

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  1. #1 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Oakland

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    2 Niche users give it an average review of 3.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says While the St. Louis area has suffered recently, the Kirkwood area continues to be a great "small town" feeling. However, lately it feels as though drug and crime issues are beginning to infiltrate....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 1,538,

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  2. #2 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Clayton

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    25 Niche users give it an average review of 4.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Nearby Resident says Beautiful suburb of St. Louis! Has a business district with shopping and restaurants, as well as very nice residential areas. Good place to live for students, young professionals, or families..

    Read 25 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 16,763,

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  3. #3 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Ladue

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Ladue is a beautiful place to live. It seems like a forest in the middle of St. Louis. I often have deer and owls lounging in my backyard— even though I’m 5 minutes from Clayton and 15 minutes from....

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 8,631,

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  4. #4 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Wildwood

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    88 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Very good location in terms of natural beauty! Problems with the city enforcing noise disturbances from men shouting obscenities driving by to loud vehicles racing along road stretches to poor trash....

    Read 88 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 35,476,

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  5. #5 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Olivette

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    20 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Very nice place to live. Getting more expensive in the area of real-estate. Olivette is small but neighbors Overland, Creve Coeur, University City and LaRue. Although there is not a lot of nightlife....

    Read 20 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 7,837,

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  6. #6 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Frontenac

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 3,538,

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  7. #7 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Glendale

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    8 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Glendale is a small, family-friendly community that is a part of Webster and (majority) Kirkwood schools. Many of the small older homes are getting knocked down to build huge $700k+ four bedroom,....

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 5,881,

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  8. #8 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Chesterfield

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    136 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Chesterfield is a very nice neighborhood! The people around here are friendly and it's a great place to raise a family. The neighboring schools are an amazing place to get a quality education. You're....

    Read 136 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 47,603,

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  9. #9 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Warson Woods

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 2,387,

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  10. #10 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Webster Groves

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    60 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says The true crime rate here is never reported. Crime is rampant! The real estate taxes are ridiculous. The powers that be chase away any business that could add more revenue to the coffers. I can't....

    Read 60 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 22,906,

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  11. #11 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Ballwin

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    106 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Ballwin has been the town where my childhood has taken place. I wasn’t always here between my mom living in Wentzville, Potosi, and Chesterfield, but my dad has always been here. Along with years of....

    Read 106 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 30,177,

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  12. #12 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Brentwood

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    25 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Strong Community in a great location with close proximity to downtown, excellent, small schools and family friendly. We love it here!.

    Read 25 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 7,986,

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  13. #13 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Richmond Heights

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    21 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I have lived here for 12 years. People are active and walking, riding, spending time outside. Prior to the pandemic we would have block parties and area food trucks would be in the neighborhood....

    Read 21 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 8,581,

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  14. #14 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Des Peres

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    9 Niche users give it an average review of 4.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I've lived in Des Peres for nearly 6 years and have loved it. Although housing can get a little pricey, it is still worth it. There is quite a lot to do nearby, not to mention the friendly people and....

    Read 9 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 8,654,

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  15. #15 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Kirkwood

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    55 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love kirkwood! Great grade/middle schools and you can walk anywhere and it's relatively safe. All kinds of families and a great "downtown" area with lots of shopping and music and food. It's....

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    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 27,772,

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  16. #16 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Clarkson Valley

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    1 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says I love the area. Lots to do with the family. Lots of parks make the area beautiful. We would choose this area again..

    Read 1 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 2,619,

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  17. #17 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Dardenne Prairie

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    38 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says For as long as I have lived in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri I have felt nothing but safe. My town, and more specifically my neighborhood, has done an amazing job when it comes to organizing events.....

    Read 38 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 13,385,

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  18. #18 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Rock Hill

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    8 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says We moved to this area in 2019 (closer to Tilles Park area), after not being able to find a good home for us in my other preferred areas( Webster Grove, Brentwood, and Kirkwood). Couldn't be any....

    Read 8 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 4,634,

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  19. #19 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Town and Country

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    12 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says We have lived in Town and Country for close to 12 years. We love the feel of being removed from the hustle and bustle, but in reality on a few minutes away. Location is wonderful for reaching other...The schools have been good for our children. There is a push for walking trails throughout the town and an encouragement for outdoor exercising. We have wonderful county parks just a few minutes away. You are bound to run into people you know whenever you are out and about and even though it is a big city, there is a small town feel..

    Read 12 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 11,109,

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  20. #20 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Creve Coeur

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    47 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I enjoy living in Creve Coeur. We are in a great neighborhood with great neighbors. Creve Coeur Lake is not far, and is such a great place to walk and be outdoors. Another great thing about the area....

    Read 47 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 18,627,

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  21. #21 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Crestwood

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    17 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Lots to do and lots to see! Nice parks, trails, and new projects popping up in the area. Great schools, great people, and an overall comforting area..

    Read 17 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 11,859,

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  22. #22 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Manchester

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    40 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love Manchester! It has everything you could need - great stores, restaurants and amazing parks! Manchester is definitely family friendly and is a great place to live..

    Read 40 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 18,102,

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  23. #23 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Ellisville

    Suburb of St. Louis, MO,

    13 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says One of the best places to settle down with a new family! Great schools are offered for all ages and the town is very family-friendly and safe..

    Read 13 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 9,752,

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  24. #24 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Parkville

    Suburb of Kansas City, MO,

    32 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says Not far from downtown KC but has its own charm and life. Dog parks, mini golf, ice cream, walking trails, Parkville has a lot to offer. Has a good range of food from fast food, to bar and grills, to....

    Read 32 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Population: 7,122,

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  25. #25 Best Places to Raise a Family in Missouri.

    Weatherby Lake

    Suburb of Kansas City, MO,

    6 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Current Resident says I love the small town living atmosphere, yet being in the heart of the big city. Best of all is the recreational lake that provides the community a commonality for togetherness. The city of....

    Read 6 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A,

    Population: 2,510,

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