Welcome to Benton Park West!
Bounded by Jefferson Avenue to the east, Cherokee Street to the south, and Gravois Boulevard to the northwest, Benton Park West doesn't contain a park of its own but is bordered by both 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."