About Kirkwood, MO

Kirkwood, MOIf you are looking for a city that is stepped in history yet has new life sprouting then Kirkwood, MO is for you. As one of the suburbs of St. Louis, many people look to settle down here and avoid some of the hustle and bustle of the main city. This suburbia area has something for everyone regardless of their age.

There are nearly 30,000 people who proudly call this area home. Whether it is because the adequately priced homes or the down home environment that surrounds this area, there is something about Kirkwood that seems to draw people to call this area home.

 

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For those who are looking at the historical side the city, this area was established in 1853 and has tons of old world charm. It is a turn-of-the-century area that has a thriving business community and plenty to offer. Those who enjoy local bounty and mingling with other residents will enjoy the city’s Farmer’s Market.

It is located between 40 and I-44 and is one of the hottest weekend attractions. The trees are enormous and line streets and parks alike. Every year the Green Tree festival is held and is highly anticipated. It is a pedestrian festival that takes place each September on Fri, Sat and Sun. People from all around the vicinity flock the area to share in great foods and good music.

The entire area seems to have a community feel to it and a place where everybody knows your name. Perhaps it’s the community events that inspire others to mingle, because there are plenty. Unique things to this area include the Community Winter Fireworks in December every year and the Kirkwood area arts festival concert in the park each summer.

Those who love the great outdoors will enjoy the beautiful scenery that the Kirkwood Park has to enjoy. Walker Lake is a wonderful place to throw out a line or allow the children to play.

There are many wonderful areas to visit around the city like the Magic House Children’s Museum and many parks. The Kirkwood Recreation Station Ice Arena is open year round and has fun activities for all. From those just learning to ice skate to the expert this arena has something for all. Take freestyle lessons and learn how to skate like the professionals.

Those who have an adventurous side will love the fact that Amtrak passes through the area and stops to load and unload four times per day. As a central location in the country, it is a good location to make trips to the east or west in no time. Airports are plentiful in the area including St. Louis international being only a few minutes away.

Old Woodland Dairy Farm is now the current site of luxury condominiums that allow those with upscale taste to have the best in living. The average house cost $179,000, which is far below the national average for homes. Missouri is centrally located and known for beautiful seasonal weather and plenty to offer all who live or visit here.

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