Compton Heights Planned to Embrace Nature


In the 1760s, Saint Louis resembled a medieval town you might have seen in Europe. There was a fortified village where people lived, and then traveled outside the walls to work in the fields. These fields were held in common by the villagers and originally were not intended to be sold. However, times change, and eventually the northwest corner of these common fields became Compton Heights.

Compton Heights, one of the earliest planned residential developments, was built to embrace nature and to consider nature a neighbor. They did this by not using a rectangular grid, and instead using landscaped, curved streets that flow around the trees. Today, Compton Heights is considered a historic neighborhood that gives residents and visitors the ambience of Victorian living. At the same time, Compton Heights is said to be ten minutes from everywhere.

  • Minutes from the business districts of St. Louis and Clayton, residents can find shopping at St. Louis Center, Union Stations, the Galleria, and South Grand Avenue.
  • Residents can easily commute to sporting events at Busch Stadium, Kiel Center, the Convention Center, and the Edward Jones Dome. In addition, Tower Grove Park offers a historic park area to have picnics, take walks, ride bikes, or play at playgrounds.
  • If you live in Compton Heights, you are minutes away from the St. Louis Grand Center Art and Entertainment District containing Fox Theatre and Powell Symphony Hall.
  • For a night of dining, residents enjoy The Shaved Duck, Hodak’s Restaurant and Bar, Blues City Deli, and the LemonGrass restaurant.

Compton Heights is considered a premier neighborhood and one you must see. Just contact us and let’s schedule a visit.