Established in the late 1800’s, the Central West End was formed as an alternative to living in busy downtown St. Louis. Wealthy St. Louisians, tired of urban living, began to develop land adjacent to Forest Park, leading to the development of the neighborhood now known as the Central West End. Stately homes were built in a myriad of architectural styles, birthing the beginning of the eclectic neighborhood vibe. The CWE served as home for a few notable people of history including Tennessee Williams, T.S. Eliot, and William Burroughs.
A mix of apartment buildings and single family homes serve the housing needs of CWE residents, leading the neighborhood to be recognized as one of the trendiest and diverse in all of St. Louis. Known for its cultural institutions, burgeoning restaurant & bar scene, quaint shops & and clothing boutiques, the Central West End beckons residents and visitors alike to explore and enjoy all of the great neighborhood amenities.