6817 Crest Avenue St Louis MO 63130

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6817 Crest Avenue St Louis MO 63130

6817 Crest is ready, willing and able to greet its new owners.  It is “new” again yet has the charm of yesteryear.  The current owners bought it to give it a new life.
A new high energy furnace (all new duct work) and air conditioner has been installed.  It also has a new hot water heater.  The windows are thermal and tilt-in.  There is a whole house attic fan.  The finished room in the lower level is great as a man-cave or a kid’s playroom.  It is a walkout.

The first floor has turned “current” without compromising the charm.  The owner put an opening from the kitchen to the living room to improve the flow.  6817 Crest Avenue is also now an “open floor plan” with the widening of the opening from the kitchen to the dining room.
The renovated kitchen has new white cabinets and granite counters.  It is being sold fully equipped with a new gas range, a microwave, dishwasher, and refrigerator.  All of the appliances are stainless.  It is eat-in with a nice spot for a corner table or a baker’s rack.

And guess what the owner found under the layers of old flooring in the kitchen –  pine floors.  The kitchen floor and the hardwood floors throughout the home are newly refinished in a dark stain.

The first floor has a kitchen, living room, dining room, half bath and 3 season porch off the kitchen.  The porch leads to a the two car detached garage.  The second floor has 3 bedrooms and a full bath.  There is a family room in the partially finished basement.

The second floor has three cape cod style bedrooms.  There is an attic fan.  All of the bedrooms have refinished hardwood floors and overhead lighting.  The bathroom has been completely redone.
6817 Crest Avenue is located in the Roth Grove Subdivision in University City Mo.  This subdivision has a communal ambiance.  Many of the people who move in stay for quite a while.
Joan and her husband Tom raised their 4 boys in the Roth Grove neighborhood.    Joan’s parents bought the house she and her husband now live in when she was 2 years old.  Except for 1 year when her husband was in the service it is where she hung her hat and still does.  Up until a few years ago, you would see this red head riding her bike through the streets, chatting with the neighbors and picking up any litter that she might find.  One of the boys, Bob, bought a house in the neighborhood.   He still lives less than a block from where he grew up.

Also, this neighborhood was the long time home of Richard Dockett, a nationally known civil rights activist who was also a community activist (he recently passed).   The Roth Grove neighborhood has celebrated it’s diversity for years and have had many block parties in the common ground in the circle.  It exemplifies an inclusionary neighborhood.

5% grant available for Washington University employees and students

Currently there is a Washington University employer assisted housing program in place for eligible employees and students which applies to homes in this neighborhood.  The grant is 5% of the purchase price of the home.  To get the grant you must use one of the approved lenders and work at least 20 hours per week at Washington University.

Location

6817 Crest Avenue is located in the northeast section of University City.  It has a walk score of 69 which is considered somewhat walkable.  There is a Schnuck’s grocery store within 3 blocks. The University City Heman Park pool and the recreation center, Centennial Commons, are also within walking distance.

6817 Crest is about 15 minutes driving to Downtown, 15 minutes to the Clayton Business District and about 20 minutes to the airport.  The metrolink is .7 miles which will get you downtown or to the airport.  Access to public transporation (3 buses) is within .2miles (#2 Red, 91 Olive and ML Green Line). 
Many of the residents of this area walk to The Delmar Loop where you will find eclectic shops and many ethnic and classic American style restaurants.

Schools

6817 Crest Avenue is in the University City Public School District.  Julia Goldstein Early Childhood Education Center is for every child in University City from birth to kindergarten.  It offers the following programs:  Parents as Teachers; Early Childhood Special Education; Title I Pre-Kindergarten; YWCA Head Start.  Contact Information is 314-721-2965.  The elementary school is Pershing Elementary which is a new school building and is located at the end of the block.  Contact information is  (314) 290-4152.  The middle school is Brittany Woods Middle serving grades 6 through 8 located at 8125 Groby Road, contact 314-290-4280  University City High School is located at 7401 Balson Avenue, 314-290-4100.  

Private Schools in the area include Christ the King Catholic School, Agape Academy and Child Care CenterTorah Prep School.  For a list of other private schools and pre-schools in the area click this link.

University City is surrounded by academic opportunities.  Washington University and Fontbonne University are on the southern border.  St. Louis University is just to the east and UMSL is just to the north.  Public transportation to these schools is nearby.

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