ABOUT FOX PARK NEIGHBORHOOD
Located in South City between the Tower Grove East and McKinley Heights neighborhoods, Fox Park was settled by German immigrants in the early 1880s. Many of these first- and second-generation German settlers were craftsmen, and they left behind a neighborhood rich in architectural detail.
Fox Park shares its name with the small park that stretches between Shenandoah and Victor, but it takes its spirit from St. Francis de Sales Oratory, the only German Gothic church in St. Louis, long known as “the Cathedral of South St. Louis.” Anchored by the soaring 300-foot steeple of the Oratory, Fox Park Neighborhood’s interesting and significant architecture earned Historic District designation for the area in 1985. The Fox Park Historic District currently includes approximately 350 contributing buildings. Of those, about two-thirds are two to six-family buildings; a little less than one-third are single-family houses. Styles include Italianate/Mansard, Eclectic Revivals, Arts & Crafts and sparsely detailed 20th century flats. The district also contains good representative examples of small-scale corner stores dating from the late 19th century into the third decade of the 20th century.
The neighborhood spans both the Sixth and Seventh Wards of St. Louis, and more information about the aldermen and elected officials can be found on the City of St. Louis website. The general borders are Jefferson Avenue to the east, Interstate 44 to the north, Gravois Avenue to the south and Nebraska Avenue to the west. Surrounding neighborhoods include the Gate District, Compton Heights, Tower Grove East, Benton Park West and McKinley Heights.
As reported by the Riverfront Times in January, Redfin named Fox Park the hottest neighborhood in the St. Louis metropolitan area in 2017. Today, Fox Park remains a part of the City’s fabric of diverse and viable neighborhoods. It features a wide range of affordable, historically significant homes. Plus, it is just minutes away from Tower Grove Park and the Missouri Botanical Garden, downtown St. Louis, the South Grand shopping district, schools, churches, and much more.
Offering convenience and affordability, Fox Park is a great place to call home.