Located just 15 miles from downtown St. Louis, the suburb of Kirkwood, Mo., is a great place to call home. This historic community boasts a charming aesthetic, modern suburban amenities and safe, tree-lined streets that make residents feel captivated by their community. Residents enjoy a median household income more than $20,000 above the Missouri state average, making Kirkwood an affluent and sought-after place to live. Those searching for Kirkwood apartments for rent will be happy to discover this Midwestern gem of a community.
Established in 1853, Kirkwood is known throughout the region for its vintage housing stock. Turn-of-the-century homes allow residents to live amid significant charm and beauty, and the traditional downtown area promotes a sense of community that is unparalleled in many modern towns. Downtown Kirkwood allows residents to "shop, dine and stroll" to stores, boutique shops and businesses, which significantly increases the city's quality of life.
Although downtown Kirkwood remains largely walkable, the city's many subdivisions and far-flung neighborhoods give the city a walk score of 47, which is considered "Car-Dependent" by Walkscore.com. According to City-Data, the mean travel time to work for residents is more than 20 minutes, so those who plan to commute to St. Louis or other nearby cities will want to factor commuting costs into their monthly budgets. Luckily, those searching for apartments in Kirkwood will discover that the city is already relatively affordable: Kirkwood's cost of living index is just 91.7, which is 8.3 percent lower than the national average of 100.
Kirkwood's affinity for historic charm fosters a close-knit vibe that manifests itself at the city's many community events. Residents flock to annual events like Mayfest, Peach Festival, Dog Days Celebration and Apple Festival. Downtown Kirkwood also hosts a widely attended farmers market, which has been providing the community with local produce, meats and artisan foods since 1976.
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