The streets of Webster Groves are lined with trees and filled with interesting shops, beautiful buildings, and great people. The neighborhood is known for all the right reasons — quite neighborhoods, beautiful homes, great restaurants, thriving businesses, and a fascinating college community.
Webster Groves has a mix of people, and it shows. Students, young families, and empty-nesters all call Webster Groves home. While it is a neighborhood of tradition, with historic homes from post-war ranch styles to spacious Victorian architecture, it is also a progressive community with newer homes and condos. A number of independent shops and business also give some parts a more contemporary city vibe.
In 2008, Webster Groves ranked ninth in Family Circle Magazine’s list of the “Ten Best Cities for Families” in America.
Webster Groves’ location on the Pacific Railroad made it blossom into a suburb in the 19th century. City residents, seeking a cleaner, more peaceful country setting began building homes here– and never stopped. The town itself is named for Daniel Webster, and for the many trees in the area, “groves.”
Just 20 minutes from downtown by Interstate 44 and near the Amtrak station in Kirkwood, Webster Groves is easily accessible by car and public transportation.
The website Explore Webster Groves has the skinny on arts and entertainment in this vibrant suburb. It boasts world-renowned galleries and popular annual festivals featuring local and regional talent, such as Paint Webster, Art & Air, and many others. Webster Groves was also named Missouri’s “Creative Community for 2013”, placing it among the top cultural centers in the state.
Theatre is also alive and well here; The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Opera Theatre of St. Louis both call Webster University’s Loretto-Hilton Theater home. Nerinx Hall’s Heagney Theatre also stages regular shows.
Webster Groves has enough shopping, parks, and events for residents delight. Larson Park and the Farmer’s Market always bring people out of their home, and the Missouri Chamber Music Festival finds the best acts to serenade the crowd. Also be sure to check out the Old Webster Jazz & Blues Festival and the Old Orchard Gazebo Series.
Webster Groves is served by the Webster Groves School District, a highly sought-after school system for St. Louis area residents. Webster Groves is also home to a distinguished liberal arts university, Webster University.
Parks & Recreation
The Webster Groves Recreation Complex
Includes a gymnasium, meeting rooms, tennis center, ice arena, and aquatic center. The Tennis Center is managed by a USTA Professional who offers lessons and classes for all age groups.
Barnickle Park- Bompart & N. Forest
Features picnic sites, tennis courts, multi-use fields, and playground.
Webster Grove’s largest park with a playground, pavilions, tennis courts, ball fields, paved and unpaved trails, and bird sanctuary.
Deer Creek Park – Marshall & Summit
Contains paved trails and a playground.
Park has a ball field and a playground.
Ivory Crokett Park
Features ball fields, picnic shelters, tennis courts, and playground.
Contains ball fields, picnic sites, athletic fields, tennis courts, and playground.
Amenities include a playground.
Lorraine Davis Park
Park has several picnic sites.
Margaret Atalanta Park
Park includes a playground.
Contains multi-use courts and playground.
Features include ball fields, picnic sites, athletic fields, tennis courts, multi-use courts, swimming pool, playground, and sand volleyball court.
Picnic sites available.
Southwest – Rock Hill Road
Features include ball fields, picnic sites, athletic field, playground and historic site.
- Barbe Park
- Plant and Wildlife Refuge
- Ruhe Park
- Shady Creek Nature Sanctuary
- Population: 23,230
- Zip Code: 63119
- Libraries: Webster Groves