The national media have discovered (and are writing a whole lot more about) St. Louis’s historic neighborhoods and our trendy new spaces.
For example, BusinessWeek.com recently posted an article entitled America’s Next Hot Neighborhoods that named the City’s Tiffany neighborhood of tidy homes to its "Top 10" hottest list for "best quality of life along with strong investment potential."
This is certainly no surprise to the neighborhood’s residents who live comfortably near to the eclectic restaurants and shops along South Grand, the clubs and new restaurants of the Grove, and Saint Louis University’s campus. But, it probably disconcerts some of our suburban and exurban neighbors, who haven’t seen much more of the City than the parking lots at the Edward Jones Dome.
One important element of Tiffany’s success is the nearly unqualified success of the adjacent Botanical Heights neighborhood, where some homes are now selling according to realtors for nearly $400,000.