7422 Melrose Av St Louis MO


7422 Melrose Av, University City, MO 63130

4 Bedroom, 1 bath

Offered for sale at $175,000

7422 Melrose Av

If you are looking for the charm of yesteryear, here it is. I would love to know who built this house in 1928. The finishing touches are detailed and unique and they weren’t cheap. The first item that catches your eye from the curb is the wrought iron balcony with the two rounded casement windows. There is a portico on the front porch that is solid brick with arches that feel like you are visiting the Eads Bridge.

This home has over 2000 square feet of living space if you include the sunroom. It also has a full basement. The first floor is open with wide archways leading from room to room. The ornate fireplace mantle is an eye catching feature of the living room. The living room also has leaded glass windows and a French door leading to the front porch. I almost forgot to mention that the wood front door and screen door are original to the home. Also the kitchen still has the milk door.

The main level has hardwood floors and an envied floor plan. In addition to there being a family room and an enclosed sunroom, it has a first floor bedroom. The first floor bedroom has an adjoining smaller room that could be a nursery, office or sitting room. So much potential. The second floor has three rooms (only two bedrooms). The basement is full and walkout. The remnants of plumbing for an old bathroom are still there.

Potential is the key word for this property. It has so many architectural details but does need a major facelift. It is one of the larger homes in the subdivision.

This home is in the Musick subdivision of University City. This area still has an active neighborhood association.


7422 Melrose Avenue is located in the municipality of University City. The City of University City was formally incorporated in September 1906 just after the World’s Fair.  It’s name reflects its proximity to Washington University.  In fact the city of University City is in close proximity to several universities:  St Louis University, Fontbonne University and The University of Missouri St Louis in addition to Washington University.

A main attraction of University City is the Delmar Loop.  It is listed nationally as a top ten destination street.  It is an avante garde place where artisans have the verve to follow their dreams.  The street is lined with unique shops and eateries like Blueberry Hill shown below.

University City is one of the larger municipalities in St Louis County.  According to the 2010 Census the population is 35,351.  The breakdown is:  American Indian & Alaskan native alone – .25%; Asian alone – 4.25%; Black or African American alone – 41.09%; Native Hawaiian and other Pacific native alone – .03%; some other race alone – .94%; Two or more races – 2.67%; white alone – 50.76%.

University City has many parks and facilities for its residents which include Ruth Park Golf Course, the Heman Park Community CenterCentennial Commons Recreation Facility and Swimming Pool.  In all it has 17 parks of approximately 255 acres, green space of about 34 acres, 15 play equipment areas, 15 ball diamonds, 10 soccer and football fields and 2 ponds.


7422 Melrose has a walk score of 57. However, it is walkable to a couple of grocery stores and restaurants.  Heman Park, Millar Park and Rabe Park are all within walking distance.  It is only a 9 minute walk to the Delmar Loop.  It is bikeable to Forest Park.

7422 Melrose Avenue is 24 minutes by car to downtown St. Louis. It is an 8 minute commute to the Clayton business district. It is easy access to the airport and major highway arteries. It is 2 blocks from bus lines. For more information, click here to get more detailed information.


7422 Melrose Avenue is in the University City School District:  Jackson Park Elementary School, Brittany Woods Middle School and University City High School.  They have a dynamic new superintendent, Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley.  

Jackson Park Elementary School is the assigned elementary school. It currently has 308 students and the student/teacher ratio is 12.3. It is located at 7400 Balson. The phone number is 314-290-4451. Other resources: Niche, Great Schools

Brittany Woods Middle School in the University City School District includes grades 6-8. It currently has 577 students. The student/teacher ratio is 11.9. The school is located at 8125 Groby Road and the phone number is 314-290-4280. They have a new principal, Grace Lee, starting on July 1. Other resources: Niche, Great Schools, Schooldigger

University City High School offers education for grades 9 through 12. It currently has 746 students. The student/teacher ratio is 13.0. It is located at 7401 Balson. The phone number is 314-290-4100. Other resources: Schooldigger, Niche, Great Schools

The Julia Goldstein Early Childhood Center is part of the University School District. It offers classes for Pre-K. Their phone number is 314) 721-2965. The address is 737 Kingsland Ave
University City, MO 63130

The Lieberman Learning Center the center serves high school students at risk of leaving school without a diploma. Two distinct alternative programs are housed at the Lieberman Center: the Alternative School Program, a credit recovery program and the Missouri Option Plus Program, a dropout prevention program. Facebook

This is a partial list of private schools in University City. Surrounded by universityies, the residents of University City are very interested in and proud of the education of their children.

For more information about 7422 Melrose Av, St Louis, MO 63130, click here.

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