When I was putting together the marketing for a house I sold in the Fox Park Neighborhood, I took a bunch of pictures. I used some of them in the marketing, but thought it was time to add a St. Louis in Pictures series post about the neighborhood.
Fox Park Neighborhood:
Fox Park is located between some of St. Louis’ greatest neighborhoods with boundaries of Hwy 44, Nebraska, Jefferson and Gravois.
Offering affordable housing, the neighborhood is just minutes from the higher priced neighborhoods of Compton Heights and Lafayette Square, and up-and-coming neighborhoods of Tower Grove East, Benton Park West and McKinley Heights.
The Fox Park neighborhood in South City was settled in the early 1880s by German immigrants. Many of these early settlers were craftsman, and the result is a neighborhood full of architectural detail.
In 1985, the Fox Park neighborhood become a Historic District. The Historic District currently includes 350 buildings. Approximately 2/3 of the buildings are 2-6 family buildings with most of the rest being single family homes and small corner stores.
One of the key features of the area is a park that goes by the same name as the neighborhood. A master plan was developed in 2004 to revitalize Fox Park and the neighborhood association is working to turn the plan into a reality.
Some of the features have already been completed, including the new baseball field.
Additional upgrades that are planned include replacing the old basketball court with a new one and adding a dog park.
And of course, every park needs a playground. Fox Park has a really nice one.
Fox Park Farm:
Fox Park Farm is located at 2800 Russell and has offered the neighborhood a community garden option since 1995. There are 30 plots available for resident use. When I walked by, it was filled with flowers, fruits and vegetables.
Fox Park is also home to a number of restaurants, bars and businesses including Lona’s Lil Eats, The Purple Martin, Kakao Chocolate and The Way Out Club.
Fox Park Housing:
Homes in Fox Park are primarily 2 story brick structures. Like this one, many were originally built as a 2 family flat and have been converted into a single family residence.
The buildings are usually full brick construction, with either a deck, patio or sunroom addition added to the back of the house.
While many of the homes have been updated for today’s modern standards, they usually retain the architectural detail in the foyer, stairwell, flooring and pocket doorways.
To find current homes for sale in the Fox Park neighborhood, contact Karen for a custom neighborhood search.