Just 20 minutes west of St. Louis and bordered by the Meramec River, the community of Kirkwood is brimming with homes for rent. The town, deemed "Queen of the St. Louis Suburbs," was established in 1853. Its development was boosted by the westward expansion of railroads. The town is actually named after a prominent track surveyor - James Pugh Kirkwood.
Fun Facts About Kirkwood
Kirkwood is home to an old train station that made the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1893 and still serves the town's residents. The downtown business district is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
With more than 300 acres of parks, Kirkwood is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities with the family. Check out the Powder Valley Nature Conservation Center for paved hiking paths and indoor animal exhibits for kids.
Stop by the Frank Lloyd Wright House that's located in Kirkwood for a short tour of the property and a chance to see Wright's famous architectural design up close.
Resources for Renters
The Kirkwood website is an excellent source of helpful hints for new residents. You can find details about community organizations, online services and the town's administration.
Local news relating to Kirkwood can be followed on the town's Patch page. Meanwhile, you can keep up with happenings in the general area through St. Louis publications and news stations, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The Kirkwood School District offers top-notch public education to school-age children in the town. Peruse the district's website for information about each school, various administrative departments and resources for parents. There's also a calendar of events, news feed and details about athletic programs. According to the town's website, it's the oldest school district in St. Louis County, having been chartered in 1865.