Des Peres, French for "the fathers," is a well-planned residential community that features many larger traditional homes on generous lots. Because of its central location and easy access to virtually all major highways, it offers convenient commuting to most of the metro area. It includes office complexes and the totally redeveloped and expanded Westfield Shoppingtown Center.
• Settled in 1700
• Incorporated in 1934
• Population approximately 9,000
• Thought to be the oldest settlement in the region
• Multiple parks, 2 of which have been designated as "urban wildlife area" in cooperation with the Missouri Department of Conservation.