Affluent, trendy, and tree-lined suburban-urban hybrid minutes from downtown.

Welcome to Clayton

Clayton is a thriving locale known as a hip, affluent, and business-friendly community. Minutes from Downtown St. Louis, this bustling suburb is an all-encompassing community. Featuring a vibrant shopping and dining scene, top-rated schools, breathtaking residential areas, and lovely green spaces, residents have it all. While the city encompasses lively and energetic business districts, residential communities are quiet and peaceful. Homes are well-established and spacious and boast exceptional interior and exterior features.

What to Love

  • Quaint, upscale neighborhoods
  • Marvelous shopping and dining scene
  • High-quality education amenities 
  • Vibrant and conveniently located

Local Lifestyle

Living in Clayton is a distinguished pleasure. Between the city’s buzzing commercial scene to its tranquil residential neighborhoods, you’ll find plenty to love about life in Clayton. Locals can effortlessly travel to and from nearby towns and communities, including Downtown St. Louis. Clayton shares a border with the space home to the Saint Louis Zoo and the Saint Louis Art Museum. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

Experience Clayton’s food and beverage scene — as well as its most popular stores — as soon as you arrive.

Unquestionably, there are a handful of neighborhood restaurants that should be at the top of your must-try list. Locals highly recommend dining at places such as Herbie’s, Cafe Napoli, Clementine’s Creamery, Louie, Peel Wood Fired Pizza, Oceano Bistro, Avenue Restaurant, Louie's Wine Dive & Clayton Kitchen, Half & Half, and The Crossing. These dining establishments offer fabulous menus, representing an array of global flavors and cooking styles.

Located just outside Clayton, residents can also complete all of their shopping at the Saint Louis Galleria. At this bustling complex, check out what’s new at upscale retailers such as The North Face, Macy’s, Nordstrom, West Elm, Banana Republic, Lacoste, Swarovski, and Anthropologie. Minutes away, you can purchase weekly essentials at Whole Foods Market, Target, Trader Joe’s, and Total Wine & More.

Things to Do

Clayton is well-known for its abundance of activities, parks, and museums. Close to home, there are endless ways to maximize your free time.

Recognized as the city’s oldest park, Shaw Park is a one-stop destination for fun and merriment. Sprawling and wonderfully maintained, this lovely green space features an aquatic center (with a 50-meter lap pool and other swimming areas), the Treetop Playground, sand volleyball, sports fields, and more. Another favorite community park is Oak Knoll Park, located just off of Big Bend Boulevard.

Exploring the city’s urban areas? Attractions and exhibits of all kinds are close by. Take the entire family to the Saint Louis Zoo, which houses over 12,000 animals. On the same grounds, grab your tickets to the Saint Louis Art Museum. Permanent and rotating exhibits are sure to please even the most discerning art enthusiasts. Other notable places include the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, the Saint Louis Science Center, Forest Park Golf Course, and Pagoda Circle in Forest Park.


Clayton’s public schools rank exceedingly well. From kindergarten through 12th grade, parents have access to quality schools at every grade level in the Clayton School District, as well as numerous private school opportunities.


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