{About Benton Park West}

Welcome to Benton Park West!

 

Bounded on the east by South Jefferson Avenue, the south by Cherokee Street and by Gravois Boulevard on the Northwest, Benton Park West doesn't have a Park of its own

but is bordered by two city parks, Benton Park and

Gravois Park. 

Restaurants, stores and shops, and other walkable

services on Cherokee Street make Benton Park West

a hot spot of Saint Louis.

 

A turn-of-the-century neighborhood, most homes

features handcrafted architectural details unique to

the early 1900s plus a sprinkling of 1950's

bungalows. Neighborhood buildings feature

handcrafted architectural details including elaborate

brickwork, slate mansard roofs and fine wood trim.

Inside, many homes still retain stained glass and

ornate oak fireplace mantles and staircases.

From income to ethnicity, Benton Park West's

residents are an eclectic mix including a wide array

of occupations.

The diversity and heritage of the community is a

point of pride for area residents, many of whom are

history buffs. The community has many long-time

residents, even some who are descendants of their

home's original owner. One resident, when asked

the secret of her beautiful lawn, includes in her

explanation, "You know, we've been here a

hundred years now."

Diversity and the heritage of the community is a point of pride for area residents, many of whom are history buffs. It is common to discover that a neighbor is a descendant of the home's original builder. One resident, when asked the secret of her beautiful lawn, includes in her explanation, "You know, we've been here a hundred years now."

 

If you have further questions about Benton Park West, please feel to drop an email to info@bentonparkwest.org