Once a town of picturesque frame houses, sophisticated Clayton is home to St. Louis County government and a collection of boutiques, galleries, hotels and restaurants known throughout the region. At every corner in the bustling district, you’ll find places to eat, drink, shop and stay.


Tucked between gleaming high-rises, local boutiques, historic homes and sprawling Shaw Park lie an array of unique restaurants, coffee shops and bars. At its core, the city of Clayton is an all-day destination packed with plenty to see, do and, of course, eat and drink.


The Saint Louis Art Fair, rated among the top in the nation, attracts more than 150,000 people to Clayton’s streets each September. Other special events include the Taste of Clayton food festival, Gallery Nights receptions in the area’s art galleries, Parties in the Park cocktail gatherings each spring and summer and The Big Read literary festival in the fall.


Shaw Park Shaw Park is a 30-acre park that was established in 1935 by Mayor Charles A. Shaw with a welcoming canopy of majestic trees and open grass areas, picnic pavilions, playgrounds, racquet courts, a large aquatic center, 9 ball fields and sand volleyball courts, as well as lovely gardens, sculptures by renowned artists, Shaw Park offers a respite from the bustle of the city. Centennial Greenway, located on the western edge of the park, is part of the Great Rivers Greenway-


• Settled in 1876

• Established as a city in 1913

• Population approximately 17,000

• Award winning Clayton school district

• St. Louis County seat

• Significant center for commerce and major business hub


Noted for:

• Park like appeal, with a blend of ambiance and location.

• Wealth of housing choices are reflected, from high rises, to duplexes, to single family homes

• Significant center for commerce and business

• Shaw Park

• Restaurants and boutiques

• Proximity to Forest Park

• Access to the Great Rivers Greenway -

• Home to several private schools