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An affluent community with every comfort imaginable

Welcome to Clayton

One of the largest, most desirable business districts in the St. Louis area, Clayton is home to a thriving, bustling community. An inner-ring, serene suburb with an easily walkable downtown, Clayton offers access to the best of St. Louis – upscale eateries, art galleries, museums, and sprawling parks. The homes along Clayton’s tree-lined streets are large and impressive, with everything from stately mansions and historic homes to modern apartments and condominiums..

What to Love

  • Large single-family homes 
  • Adjacent to Forest Park, the largest city park in the country
  • Access to luxury shops and fine dining restaurants
  • Many art galleries and boutiques
  • Clayton real estate

Local Lifestyle

Clayton is a community designed for those who want to enjoy the best of the best. An upscale, affluent neighborhood with something for everyone, Clayton has a thriving arts scene and a lot of fabulous amenities. On any given day, you’ll find a number of entertainment options, along with a wide variety of fine shops and restaurants. Clayton residents have a fondness for the great outdoors and can often be seen walking their dogs, enjoying sports, or visiting one of the many parks, including Forest Park, the largest city park in the United States.

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

For some of the best high-end dishes in Clayton, The Crossing offers elegant French cuisine with Italian fusion for lunch or dinner. If you are looking for an extensive wine list and local favorites, make your next reservation at Louie's Wine Dive & Clayton Kitchen. Although you are miles away from the beach, you can get a fresh taste of the ocean when you visit Oceana Bistro. A premier eatery with delicious seafood, locals and residents alike will want to pay a visit to this Clayton staple. If you are looking for that genuine Italian meal that screams comfort, warmth, and deliciousness, then add Cafe Napoli to your list of must-try restaurants. 

Things to Do

As a resident of Clayton, you will find that Shaw Park will be one of your favorite locations when you are not working or shopping.  You can bring your dogs and enjoy a number of different walking trails and gardens. There are also lots of recreational activities available throughout the year like aquatics, tennis, and ice skating in the winter months. Each year, the St. Louis Art Fair showcases local artists, live music, and days of fun and entertainment for locals. One of the largest city parks in the country, Forest Park has been around since 1876 and is home to athletic fields, golf courses, and a zoo. This 1371-acre property is open year-round. For more of the beautiful greenery Clayton has to offer, add Anderson Park to your list. Real estate buffs will also enjoy a stroll through the scenic and highly-exclusive Brentmoor Park neighborhood, listed on the Brentmoor & Forest Ridge US National Register of Historic Places in 1982.


Clayton’s schools are the #1 rated schools in the St. Louis area. Educational opportunities include:

  • The Wilson School, Pre-K - 6
  • Forsyth School, Pre-K - 6
  • Washington University

Overview for Clayton, MO

16,905 people live in Clayton, where the median age is 29.2 and the average individual income is $72,276. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

29.2 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Clayton, MO

Clayton has 5,566 households, with an average household size of 2.23. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Clayton do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,905 people call Clayton home. The population density is 6,740.84 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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48.69 / 51.31%

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  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
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Schools in Clayton, MO

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The following schools are within or nearby Clayton. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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