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Back in the old days when the city was booming, people realized they actually wanted more space. So they moved farther out west to suburbs like Creve Coeur where they could park their fancy new cars on large lots of land. It hasn’t changed much in the past 60 years, except there are now over 16,000 people inhabiting the 11 square miles of Creve Coeur.
Creve Coeur is a beautiful area, and one look at the homes for sale is proof enough. But several different neighborhoods have homes in different price ranges. Here’s the look from 2008:
• Detached houses: $510,126
• Townhouses or attached units: $597,672
• In 3-4-unit structures: $355,607
• In 5-or-more unit structures: $223,155
The homes found in Creve Coeur have a higher value than the average home in the US. The median list price is $320,000, but they normally sell for around $202,800. In July, there were over 20 homes sold in Creve Coeur, and almost 200 sold in the past year.
Everyone always wants to know why someone would name a city “Broken Heart.” Well, the story behind it states that an Indian Princess fell in love with an English fur trapper, but the love was not returned. In her despair, she jumped from a ledge overlooking Creve Coeur Lake, which then formed into a broken heart. Not an incredibly happy story, but a good story to tell visitors.
With two private colleges, five private high schools, five private primary schools, two public school districts, acres of parks, hundreds of businesses and around fifteen houses of worship, Creve Coeur has just about everything a resident needs within a short drive. Located conveniently off Olive Boulevard, it has great access to 270 and Interstate 64/40. If it’s peace and space you want, Creve Coeur has a home for you.