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Downtown Clayton Neighborhood Guide Clayton, MO


Downtown Clayton is the bustling heart of Clayton, Missouri. The district is home to many high-rise residential and business buildings, including several Fortune 500 company headquarters. Main thoroughfares are Forsyth Boulevard, Central Avenue, and Bonhomme Avenue. With its easy connectivity through the Metrolink light rail system and proximity to Interstate 170, downtown Clayton offers convenient access to the entire St. Louis metropolitan area.

What You Will Love About downtown clayton, clayton, missouri

  • The vibrant urban ambiance of downtown Clayton, with its cosmopolitan streets lined with gourmet restaurants, wine bars, and chic boutiques.
  • Its status as a significant hub of economic activity, hosting numerous business offices and law firms.
  • The plentiful arts and culture offerings, including public arts installations, the nearby St. Louis Art Museum, and the annual St. Louis Art Fair.

What’s Nearby

Downtown Clayton is just moments away from the verdant 1,300-acre Forest Park, one of the biggest urban parks in the United States, housing the St. Louis Zoo, the St. Louis Art Museum, and the Missouri History Museum. Also, Clayton is only a short drive from downtown St. Louis, making it convenient for those who work or play in the city.


Living in downtown Clayton offers a blend of urban sophistication and suburban comforts. Residents can savor a meal at a high-end restaurant, enjoy a late-night drink at a trendy bar, or take a leisurely stroll in Shaw Park. The neighborhood is perfect for those seeking a dynamic, active lifestyle in the heart of a bustling city.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 83 restaurants, 9 grocery stores, and 12 parks within a mile of the Downtown Clayton neighborhood.


    Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    0.2 miles

    34 N Meramec Ave


    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    8282 Forsyth Blvd

    222 Building Lounge

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.3 miles

    222 S Central Ave

    Kakao Chocolate

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Candy Store, Chocolate Store, Grocery Store / Supermarket

    0.3 miles

    7720 Forsyth Blvd

    Extra Virgin an Olive Ovation

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Gourmet Store, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    8829 Ladue Rd

    Ladue Crossing Shopping Center

    Retail, Shopping Mall

    0.7 miles

    8885 Ladue Rd

Downtown Clayton Apartments and Rentals

83 Rental properties in Downtown Clayton, Clayton, MO.

  • MainStay Suites St. Louis Galleria property


    MainStay Suites St. Louis Galleria

    Studio • 1 Bath

    500 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • The Villas At Brentwood property


    The Villas At Brentwood

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    664–1595 Sqft

    10+ Units Available

  • Fontainebleau Apartments property


    Fontainebleau Apartments

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    600–920 Sqft

  • CG Investments property


    CG Investments

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    675–900 Sqft

  • Hawthorne School Apartments property


    Hawthorne School Apartments

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    733–1428 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • The Residences at the Boulevard property


    The Residences at the Boulevard

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    525–1428 Sqft

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Downtown Clayton Demographics

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Downtown Clayton Reviews

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Downtown Clayton Transportation

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METROLINK-U City Big Bend Station

Train Stop

7000 Forest Park Pkwy


Downtown Clayton Schools

Neighborhoods Around Downtown Clayton

NeighborhoodStudioAvg RentAnnual Change
DogtownNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
Central West End Historic DistrictNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri$1,032
MoorlandsNeighborhood in Clayton, Missouri----
DelcrestNeighborhood in University-city, Missouri----
Forest Park SoutheastNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri$1,350--
University ParkNeighborhood in University-city, Missouri----
DeBaliviere PlaceNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri$1,000--
West EndNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
NorthamptonNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
Clayton-TammNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
Hi-PointeNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
Clifton HeightsNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
Southwest GardenNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
Blackberry TerraceNeighborhood in University-city, Missouri----
Tilles ParkNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
McRee PlaceNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
The HillNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
Lindenwood ParkNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri$575--
Hi PointeNeighborhood in Clayton, Missouri----
Zephyr HillsNeighborhood in Maplewood, Missouri----
Fountain ParkNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
EllendaleNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
Lewis PlaceNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
CheltenhamNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----
Hamilton HeightsNeighborhood in Saint-louis, Missouri----