5) Town and Country
As the second biggest place on our list with a population of nearly 11,000, Town and Country was originally founded as a village in 1950. It’s now morphed into a bona fide city with one of the highest median incomes of Missourian cities over 10,000, as well as one of the wealthiest cities in the U.S. The median household income is around $140,000. What used to be farmland has developed over the years. However, this is a peaceful residential area with plenty of green landscape for those who prefer a laid-back country setting. This city’s biggest claim to fame is Bellerive Country Club. The golf course has hosted the 1965 U.S. Open, the 1992 PGA Championship, and the 2018 PGA Championship. Town and Country had several prominent private schools within its boundaries as well as Maryville University, which offers over 90 degrees at the Bachelor, Master, and Doctoral levels.
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Rated one of the best St. Louis suburbs in which to live, Frontenac is nestled between Westwood and Ladue. This neighborhood claims roughly 3,500 residents and is just 15 minutes from St. Louis. The median household income is around $150,000. The neighborhood’s style was inspired by the historic Chateaux Frontenac hotel in Quebec City. French architecture is strongly encouraged in real estate design here. Most homes were built on 1-acre lots of land, ensuring that residents have plenty of space and privacy. One of the biggest perks of living in Frontenac is having direct access to Plaza Frontenac, an upscale shopping mall which includes stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co., and Neiman Marcus. Roughly 35% of the households include children under 18 and parents have a choice of sending their kids to schools in the neighboring Kirkwood and Ladue School Districts.