Suburbs of St. Louis city are well known, but nothing beats out the high-class city of Ladue. The up-scale top of the list suburb of Ladue is one the best-known suburb for numerous reasons. Top of the line schools, gorgeous homes, and unique character are just a few reasons why many people want to live in this area.
Established in 1936, the City of Ladue is a residential community that prides itself on preserving its unique character and quality of life by adhering to the City’s Master Plan and Zoning Ordinance. The City strives to provide its citizens with the finest community services in the most tranquil and serene environment it possibly can maintain.
The real estate market is well known because of the high priced, top of the line real estate. The current average price of a home in the suburb is $954,100. The price of the homes has increased by 24.64% in the last year because of the high demand for the luxury lifestyle offered by the Ladue community.
On top of the luxury homes, the schools in Ladue are highly recognized as being top in the nation. The public school system offered in Ladue has testing and grades that get them noticed, not only locally but nationally. In 2010, Newsweek listed Horton Watkins High School as one of “America’s Best High Schools,” based on its outstanding Advanced Placement (AP) college prep program. The school was rated second among public schools in the state and 282 in the U.S.
The district has earned the prestigious “Distinction in Performance” Award from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) following the state’s annual performance review for the tenth time in the ten years. The district also has five Blue Ribbon Schools (one school has been recognized twice) and three Gold Star Schools (one school has been recognized twice). The city of Ladue also has two top notch private schools: Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (MICDS) and the John Burroughs School.
The city of Ladue also prides its self of being environmentally friendly, with high priorities for recycling and keeping the community as serene and pristine as possible. Ladue is a suburb that focuses on family lifestyles and community togetherness. Unlike some of the other suburbs of St.Louis, Ladue has very few attractions that bring tourists into town, but with the values Ladue is based on, residents are okay with this.
Peaceful and close to the nightlife of the city of St. Louis, Ladue has many sought after attributes available to its residents.