Clayton combines a bustling downtown environment with quaint and secure residential neighborhoods. Neighborhoods such as Brentmoor Park, Wydown, Forsyth, Clayshire and Demun are some of Clayton’s most desirable subdivisions to live in within the area. From 10,000-square-foot estates that include basketball courts and pool houses to penthouse condominiums at Carondelet Plaza, there is something for everyone in Clayton.
Many young millennials also call Clayton home, with a large rental district in the area, as many of the homes and condominiums are in walking distance to the business district, local shops and restaurants.
Clayton architecture reveals its economic growth and booming business activities. Clayton's bustling downtown is the region's premier business district, home to dozens of local and national businesses, including Caleres (formerly Brown Shoe Company), Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Centene and many more! Clayton offers a walk-able urban landscape with some of the city's best restaurants, hotels, galleries, local boutiques, and an upscale grocery store, Straub's Market, in addition to its residential neighborhoods.
Clayton's Public School District has been recognized year-after-year of being one of the best in the nation. For the past two years, Clayton has been ranked the best school district in Missouri.
Clayton is also known as a cultural center with an emphasis on arts and entertainment. Residents and guests will enjoy annual festivals, including the Taste of Clayton and the St. Louis Arts Fair - rate top in the nation.