7461 Cornell Avenue, St Louis, MO
Offered for sale at $315000, 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1 car garage
7461 Cornell Avenue is a legitimately awesome location. It is 2 blocks south of Delmar just east of Hanley and dead ends into Mooney Park. It is a three minute car commute to the Clayton Business District, nine minutes by bus, five minutes by bicycle and 18 minutes on foot.
7461 Cornell was built in 1948. It is a large 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath home. The square footage from the county records does not include the sunroom which adds another 100+ square feet of living space (total 1464 s.f.).
The home features some natural woodwork and gleaming hardwood floors. It has newer thermal windows and a new steel front door. The living room has a gas fireplace. The size of the living room is 19×12 and open to a 13×11 dining room. The interior doors are original and have never been painted. The front of the room has a large window which is south facing. The stairway features the original wrought iron bannister. There is a sweet original half bath on the main level.
The dining room is open to the living room creating a spacious public space for entertaining. The light comes in from the north and creates the best soft light (ideal for artists). The floor plan of this home is flexible if you would like to make it somewhat unique. The sunroom off the kitchen has its own heat and air conditioning and is flanked with light from three sides. I personally think it could be an absolutely enchanting dining room with a trestle table and some good food.
The sunroom is immediately off the kitchen. The kitchen is compact (10X11) but a portable center island could add some counter space and efficiency. The seller will install a dishwasher if the buyer wants it. The out door space for this home is pleasant. It is north facing so never glaring light. The yard is flat and has plenty of space for more plantings along the fences. There is a nice concrete patio off the sunroom and there is plenty of space for a fire pit at the rear of the yard.
The bedrooms are upstairs and very spacious. Both have light from 2 sides. They also have hardwood floors. The seller recently had the plumbing updated. The full bath has been updated with a new vanity. The first floor bath is sweet with the original blue tile walls and floor. It has a newer toilet and sink. The round window adds a taste of the early fifties.
Most of the windows have been replaced with thermal tilt-in windows. The front door is newer steel. The interior of the home has been recently painted. Seller is offering a one year home warranty.
7461 Cornell 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 Center, Centennial Commons Recreation Facility and Swimming Pool. 7461 Cornell is one-half block from Mooney Park which is a 5.2 acre park with a basketball court and a playground. It is a favorite spot for families and before the pandemic was usually in use. In all University City 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.
7461 Cornell Avenue has a walk score of 50 which I disagree with a little. I guess you can’t walk to a grocery store but you can certainly walk to work (if it’s downtown Clayton) or Washington University. It’s a healthy walk but you can also walk to The Delmar Loop, Forest Park, Centennial Commons and Jackson Park Elementary and UCity High School.
7461 Cornell Avenue is a 16 minute commute by car to downtown St Louis (22 minutes in rush hour), a 44 minute by bus and 49 minutes by bicycle. It is easy access to the airport and major highway arteries. It is 2 blocks form bus lines. Click here for more information.
7461 Cornell 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 is within walking distance. 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 High School is also within walking distance.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 universities, the residents of University City are very interested in and proud of the education of their children.
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