48 Lake Forest Drive, Richmond Heights
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Accomplished schools, a central location and available family activities make Richmond Heights a popular place to live. See all the homes for sale today in Richmond below, or read more about living in Richmond Heights.
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One of the best things about Richmond Heights is the close proximity of Forest Park. Forest Park was opened in 1876 and is over 50% larger than New York City’s Central Park. Forest Park has become famous for the many activities that are available to its residents such as a hot air balloon competition, LouFest Music Festival and the Shakespeare Festival. Several cultural attractions are also located on the grounds of the park including the St. Louis Zoo, the Art Museum, The Muny and the Missouri History Museum. The Fox Theatre was a movie palace built in 1929 which now serves as a performing arts center. Its interior decoration is an oddly beautiful amalgamation of Asian decorative motifs. One of the oldest gardens in the United States, the Missouri Botanical Garden has been certified a National Historic Landmark. Founded in 1859 by Henry Shaw, a native of England and one of St. Louis' most celebrated historical figures, the garden is considered by many to be one of the three most beautiful in existence.
Robert E. Lee, who spent time in St. Louis while supervising engineering work for the harbor, suggested the name Richmond Heights as he felt the topography of the area resembled that of Richmond, Virginia. Richmond Heights’ development originated with Frederick Neisen’s purchase of a substantial section of land in 1892. When the World’s Fair came to St. Louis in 1904, it attracted many new residents to the area. John Rankin Dyer purchased land adjacent to Neisen and the two worked together to develop what is now known as Richmond Heights.
Maplewood Richmond Heights is the oldest school district in St. Louis County. The district caters to families with children of all ages. Age separated Pre-K to high school level education is available. The district is fully accredited by the State of Missouri and has earned the Annual Distinction in Performance Award. Over 80% of the district’s teaching staff have a master’s degree or higher. Average student to teacher ratio is kept below average at 12:1.
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