Long been known for its charm, community pride, and a vibrant business community, the Kirkwood area was the first planned suburb west of the Mississippi River. Today it boasts high property values, quality public and private schools and safe, welcoming neighborhoods.

City of Kirkwood
City of Glendale
City of Des Peres

School District
The Kirkwood School District has built a solid reputation as a district where children and their needs come first. Kirkwood schools and communities share a proud heritage and respect for tradition as well as a progressive attitude toward education for all children. District staff, parents and community members work together to provide innovative educational programs which focus on what today's youth must know and learn to become tomorrow's leaders.

Community Highlights
Parks and Recreation
Many acres of park land can be found throughout the community, as well as ice rinks, an outdoor amphitheater, ball fields, tennis courts, picnic sites, and playground areas.

Kirkwood Historic Train Station
As an early railroad commuter suburb, Kirkwood owes its very existence to the railroad. The beautiful historic train station, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, is a favorite subject of local and national photographers. It currently serves as a stop for daily Amtrak passenger trains and is staffed entirely by Kirkwood resident volunteers.

Downtown Kirkwood
The downtown business district is on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to many restaurants and shops as well as the Kirkwood Farmers' Market.

Greentree Festival
The festival got its start as a way to replace drought-stricken trees. It was the brainchild of then Mayor Pfitzinger and council members. Events always incluce a parade, a dog show, service clubs and organization-sponsored booths, good food, and family fun.