Clayton MO Real Estate Guide


Clayton MO became the county seat of St Louis County when the City of St. Louis, anxious to separate itself from its countrified cousins, split from St. Louis County in 1876, the county courts “long-housed within city limits” were left without a home. After much consideration, County officials chose a site donated by two native Virginian farmers, Ralph Clayton and Martin Hanley which is now known as Clayton MO.  Source 

In 2021, Clayton, MO reports a population of 16,675 with an average household income of $191,712 and a poverty rate of 8.33%. In addition to residential, Clayton’s Central Business District has 7,000,000 square feet of office space and 1,000,000 square feet of retail space. (81% of Clayton’s land is residential.)

Niche has rated Clayton as the number 2 best place to live in Missouri. This ranking takes into account key factors of a location including the quality of local schools, crime rates, housing trends, employment statistics and access to amenities.

Clayton has over 80 restaurants and over 200 retail shops. The Galleria Shopping Center is in the neighboring town of Richmond Heights. The Delmar Loop is in the neighboring city of University City. The city of Clayton has many special events but many are hold now until the pandemic is stabilized. One of the most popular Clayton events is the Clayton Art Fair. It is scheduled for the weekend of September 10th through 12th in 2021. It is a gathering of very creative craftsman from across the country and well worth a visit.

Clayton MO Schools

The importance of a strong public school in a community cannot be overstated.  Clayton MO High School ranked number 3 in the Best High School Rankings in Missouri in 2018. US News and  American Institutes for Research joined forces to evaluate schools on overall student performance.  The evaluation was based on state-mandated assessments, as well as how effectively schools educated their black, Hispanic and economically disadvantaged students. Performance on Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams was then used to determine the degree to which schools prepare students for college-level work.  Here is how Clayton High School scored in Missouri in 2019:


The Clayton School District has three elementary schools: : Ralph M Captain; Meramec; GlenridgeWydown Middle School is for 6 through 8th grade and Clayton High School is grades 9 through 12.  For additional information on each of these schools from click on the individual schools.

Here are the rankings by Niche.

Clayton MO Location

The city of Clayton MO abuts the western edge of the city limits to the east, Ladue to the west, Richmond Heights to the South and University City to the North.  In 2011, the population was 15,936 indicating a population change since 2000: +24.3%.  For more demographics click here.  Additional Source

The city of Clayton has a somewhat high

Public transportation is not bad either:

Clayton MO Parks

Shaw Park is the city’s oldest and largest park.  The Shaw Park pool has been the place to hang out during St Louis summers.  The Aquatic Center includes a 50-meter competition pool, as well as a diving pool, and a splash and play pool for young children. Shaw Park also has one of the few remaining outdoor Ice-Skating Rinks in the area.

Other Shaw Park amenities include 10 tennis courts, 9 ball fields, 3 playgrounds, and 2 sand volleyball courts. Picnic facilities include the Enterprise Holdings Pavilion (a covered picnic site which can accommodate up to 120 guests), 2 smaller picnic shelters (the North Shelter and the South Shelter) with rest room facilities and 8 paved picnic areas with tables, including 4 large pads with barbeque grills that can be reserved. The Century Garden has cafe tables overlooking the park.  Shaw Park and other parks in Clayton MO

Clayton MO Housing

The Clayton zip code, 63105, is sought after.  This graph shows the last 3 years of median sales price of Clayton (homes and condos) compared to the entire St Louis area.  The statistics below show the median sale prices for last twelve months for homes and condos and the median sale price for the last 10 years.


For condos:

This graph shows the current (live) months of inventory for all residential property types in Clayton compared to the metropolitan area over the last three years. This graph shows median sale prices for the last three years in comparison to the entire MLS area.


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