St. Louis is no exception to real estate’s cardinal rule: location, location, location. Our usual suspects fit the bill, being no more than 10 minutes from downtown or Forest Park. The Grove and Benton Park have sprouted upscale eateries like Mia Rosa and Sidney Street Cafe, respectively, and downtown’s Loft District is home to some of the region’s most desirable loft living. Lesser-known areas are also spurring a return to the city. Tower Grove is attracting new faces beside popular favorites like Cafe Natasha’s and LuLu’s Eatery. Locavores will enjoy Local Harvest and Tower Grove Farmers’ Market. Of course, no up-and-coming area would be complete without a burgeoning arts scene; enter The Luminary, which showcases local art in various media. And for all-out rapid growth, St. Peters, O’Fallon, and Wentzville are among some of Missouri’s fastest-growing cities.

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Usual Suspects: The Grove, Benton Park, The Loft District
And Don’t Forget: Tower Grove, St. Peters, Wentzville, O’Fallon