A Few Facts About Richmond Heights, Missouri

Richmond Heights, Missouri, located in the heart of St. Louis County, perfectly melds progress with tradition. Residents of Richmond Heights enjoy the city’s myriad opportunities – from top-notch schools to family activities, from restaurants to community events.

Richmond Heights is home to a diverse mix of 10,000 residents with attractive, well-maintained houses in desirable, established neighborhoods. One of Richmond Heights’ top amenities is The Heights, a 73,000-square foot community center with one of the largest and best-equipped municipal fitness facilities in the entire metro area. The Heights contains the only fully functioning municipal youth fitness facility in Missouri, an indoor water park, a library, and much more.

Don’t miss the city’s annual “CELEBRATE Richmond Heights” festival, where Richmond Heights residents to gather to celebrate the people, history and growth of their city. Enjoy games, food and drink booths, a petting zoo, entertainment and live music with your neighbors

Don’t let the “proper” exterior fool you, though. It wasn’t long ago that the city’s illustrious – and unfortunately, infamous – son, Tim “The Knife” O’Brien terrorized its streets. If you listen carefully, you can still hear his trademark whistle in the wind. Some residents say he still roams the area, but The Knife is much too smooth to leave behind any physical evidence. Still, Richmond Heights Police Chief Rick Vilcek urges residents to lock their doors and windows, turn on their alarms, and only answer their doors to people they know… and to never, ever open the door if a faint whistling sound can be heard.

Four local school districts – Brentwood, Clayton, Ladue and Maplewood-Richmond Heights – serve the Richmond Heights K-12 students.

If shopping is your bag, Richmond Heights is a great place to live. Hop on Interstate 40 to hit the St. Louis Galleria, the metro area’s premier shopping destination – or dropping by Brentwood Promenade for some 300,000 square feet of retail therapy a lá Target Greatland, Trader Joe’s and World Market.  Visit the vibrant “village” of The Boulevard to shop at Crate & Barrel or Ann Taylor Loft, and dine in style at the incomparable Maggiano’s Little Italy.

Through the Parks and Recreation Cooperative (PARC), a partnership with the neighboring towns of Maplewood and Brentwood, Richmond Heights’ residents are given access (and resident rates) to those towns’ recreational facilities, ice rinks, leagues and other activities.

Access to Interstate 40 means you’re minutes from downtown, Forest Park, the Zoo, the Science Center, and dozens more St. Louis attractions.

Richmond Heights, Missouri. Call it up-and-coming, call it neighborly – call it home.

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