{About Benton Park West}

Welcome to Benton Park West!

 

Our neighborhood is west of Benton Park, bounded on the east by South Jefferson Avenue, roughly on the south by Cherokee Street and by Gravois Boulevard on the Northwest. There is a three-block area from Compton to Potomac then to Gravois that is also a part of Benton Park West. Many of the homes on the north side of Potomac face Gravois Park.

 

While Benton Park West does not have a "Park" of its own, there are two city parks which border the neighborhood. These two parks are Benton Park and Gravois Park.

Residents can walk to the Historic Cherokee Shopping District in Benton Park West. Many new businesses and amenities have been recently added for the benefit of residents. New restaurants, stores and shops, as well as other services that are "walkable" make Benton Park West the "Hot Spot" of Saint Louis.

 

Homes in this turn-of-the-century neighborhood range in price from $25,000 to $300,000-plus and feature many handcrafted architectural details unique to the early 1900s and even many 1950's bungalows. Elaborate brickwork, stained glass, and oak mantles inspire residents to lavish attention on their property inside and out.

 

In addition to the diversity of buildings and businesses, one will find diverse individuals. From income to ethnicity, Benton Park West is a true "American Melting Pot" of Saint Louis. You will find retired, disabled, and indigent along with a mix of occupations and professionals. Walk down most streets of this 6x12 block neighborhood and you'll find factory workers, service individuals, doctors, lawyers, professors, blue collar, white collar, artists, engineers, educators, teachers, college students, and any number of other occupations.

 

Diversity and the heritage of the community is a point of pride for area residents, many of who 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

Benton Park West Neighborhood Association (BPWNA) was incorporated in 1998 with the state of Missouri and the IRS to be a 501(c)3 organization. © 2014 by Benton Park West Neighborhood Association. All rights reserved. Webmaster at info@bentonparkwest.org.

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