Shaw on its own is a great place to be. But our six adjacent neighborhoods give you even more reasons to be here. Be sure to get out and explore them all!
Formerly know as McRee Town, the Botanical Heights neighborhood is defined by Chouteau Avenue on the North, Interstate 44 on the South, 39th Street on the East and Vandeventer Avenue on the West. This near Southside neighborhood is located just north of the Shaw neighborhood and is home to award-winning restaurants and several small businesses.
This historic neighborhood located on the near Southside of the City of St. Louis, Missouri in the shadow of the great water tower of Reservoir Park is one of the earliest planned residential developments of the American nineteenth century. Laid out in 1889 in accordance with a plan that viewed nature as neighbor and not as an enemy to be subjugated by some rectilinear grid, its wide setbacks and curving streets create remarkable vistas, which are punctuated by more than 200 homes of extraordinary and varied interest. The entire neighborhood is a national historic district.
The Gate District is defined as the area between Chouteau Avenue and Interstate 44 on the north and south and between South Jefferson Avenue and South Grand Boulevard on the east and west. This area is just south of the central corridor and west of Lafayette Square.
The Southwest Garden District is a Horse head shaped neighborhood between The Hill and Tower Grove Park. It is bordered by Southwest, I-44 and Columbia Ave. to the North, Tower Grove Avenue and Kingshighway to the East, Hampton Avenue to the West and Magnolia, Connecticut and Scanlan Avenue to the South.
Tower Grove Park is adjacent to the area and offers tennis courts, bike paths and sports fields. Sublette Park is located in the neighborhood at the top of St. Louis Hill (namesake of The Hill) and has a playground, tennis courts and soccer field.
Located at “The Entrance to the Hill,” the Southwest Garden District has some of the most notable small shops in the area. These shops include Gringo Jones Imports, The Bug Store, and World’s Fair Donuts. Another landmark of the area is the old Southwest Bank, with the gold, rotating eagle that sits atop the time and temperature monitor at the peak of the corner facade of the building.
The neighborhood is located on the western side of Grand Boulevard along the section containing St. Louis University’s Medical Complex. The neighborhood is defined by Chouteau Avenue on the North, Interstate 44 on the South, Grand Boulevard on the East and 39th Street on the West.
Tower Grove East
The neighborhood is bordered by Shenandoah Avenue to the north, Nebraska Avenue to the east, Gravois Avenue to the south, and south Grand Boulevard to the west.
Tower Grove South
Formerly known as Oak Hill, Tower Grove South is bounded by Arsenal Street on the north, Chippewa Street on the south, Kingshighway Boulevard on the west, and Grand Boulevard on the east.