A Few Facts About Kirkwood, Missouri

It’s called the “Queen of the St. Louis Suburbs”.

You’ll understand why when you walk the tree-lined neighborhoods filled with quality homes, each displaying its down-home charm and unique architectural character.  You can stroll Kirkwood streets night or day as it is one of the safest communities in the bi-state region.  You can even walk to shop.  You’ll love Downtown Kirkwood, known for its quaint shopping district and casual dining.  Everything is pretty relaxed in Kirkwood.

The famous Kirkwood pride keeps this progressive community in the forefront in several key areas.  Kirkwood is praised for its high property values, a vibrant business community, quality public and private schools and exceptional city services. 

Kirkwood schools offer an educational experience that is unmatched. The Kirkwood School District has one of the highest graduation rates in the country.   The historic Thanksgiving Day “Turkey Bowl” football game between Kirkwood and Webster Groves high schools claims to be the oldest football rivalry west of the Mississippi.

Families in the close-knit community often gather at Kirkwood Park for events and recreation which includes an aquatic center, ice rink, outdoor amphitheater, ball fields, tennis courts, picnic sites and playground areas.

Kirkwood is surrounded by 3 major highways, making it possible to get anywhere in the St. Louis region in a short amount of time.   Going out-of-town?  Why not take the train?  Kirkwood residents have been riding the rails since the historic Kirkwood Train Station opened in 1853.  Currently, Kirkwood has the highest ridership totals for any station in Missouri that operates between St. Louis and Kansas City.  Many residents also ride the train to historic Hermann for the wine festival or a weekend of shopping in Chicago.  But everyone always makes the return trip to Kirkwood.

You’ll feel like part of the Kirkwood community from the moment you move in.


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