Even since I started this blog in 2007, I’ve been snapping pictures around town. Our new focus on promoting the communities as part of the marketing for our listings has me capturing even more pictures in our wonderful city.

I hope you will enjoy our new weekly series, St. Louis in Pictures.

Each week I’ll highlight some of my favorite pictures from a different part of town, plus will include a link to see more pictures from the area on Flickr. At times I may even have a video to share.  The photo shoot locations will include places where we sell homes along with photos I’ve taken as I get out and explore the city. I’ll probably throw in some day trips from St. Louis too.

After today’s inaugural post, check back each Friday, or subscribe by email or RSS to make sure you don’t miss any of the pictures.

Normandy School District Village Communities:

Pasadena Park sign

Just south of Hwy 70 and surrounding the UMSL campus, there are a handful of quaint communities that offer a quality of life you won’t find at such an affordable price anywhere else in town.

The Village of Pasadena Park is a small municipality of 241 homes. It is filled with affordable, charming homes like the 2 bedroom updated home in Pasadena Park we just listed for only $75,000. I challenge you to find other areas this nice with homes this cheap.

Nearby, you will also find Pasadena Hills, Bel-Nor, Bellerive and several other charming communities. This pocket of tiny village communities…all about the size of a subdivision…is an oasis of green and trees that defies what most people imagine when they think of North County.

Normandy - Norwood Hill Country Club golf course

Norwood Hills Country Club

There are 3 golf courses in this area, Norwood Hills Country Club, Glen Echo Country Club and Normandie Golf Club.

The area also is home to one of St. Louis County impressive parks, St. Vincent Park.

St. Vincent Park greenway trail

St. Vincent Park greenway trail

St Vincent Park Greenway sign

St. Vincent Park Greenway is part of the River Ring

St. Vincent Park playground

St. Vincent Park playground

The area also has many dining and shopping options.

Normandy - Spiro's Restaurant

The original Spiro’s Restaurant location opened in 1975

Normandy - Thies Farm produce

Thies Farm produce market

You can see more pictures on my Flickr page, plus the video below captures the mood of the area.

See current homes for sale in Pasadena Park, Pasadena Hills, Bel-Nor or Bellerive.