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It’s no secret that Downtown St. Louis is quickly becoming one of the most desirable neighborhoods in the metro area. Delivering on the live-work-play qualities that more St. Louisans are looking for, Downtown offers plenty of spots to hang your hat. Here are eight places urban dwellers will love, all within blocks of the Downtown innovation community.
Arcade Apartments (800 Olive Street)
A more recent addition to the Downtown scene, the Arcade has it all: artist lofts and gallery space, a yoga studio, fitness center and steam room, 19th floor rooftop terrace and luxury finishings. Artists who choose to take up residence here also enjoy 11,000 square feet of shared studio spaces and galleries positioned around the building to showcase their talents. Located just across the street from the Old Post Office, the building is less than a block away from both a Metrolink stop and Schnucks Culinaria grocery store, and only two blocks from T-REX. Apartment features include granite countertops with tile backsplashes; island kitchens; solid maple cabinets; polished concrete flooring and carpeted bedrooms.
Syndicate Apartments (915 Olive Street)
All the character that comes with a historic building plus the premium amenities you want with downtown living. Built in 1907, the 17-story Syndicate beautifully transforms its historic charms into luxury condominiums. The apartments feature large windows that let in lots of light, premium hardwood floors, stainless appliances, large soaking tubs and private, heated garages, just to name a few amenities. It’s an easy 4-block walk to the nearest Metrolink Station, and T-REX is only 2 blocks away. With restaurants like Bailey’s Range and Bridge Tap House across the street, dinner is done.
Pointe 400 (400 S. 4th Street)
With rooftop views of Busch Stadium and Ballpark Village, an outdoor heated pool, a 24-hour fitness center, an onsite dog park and a complimentary Starbucks coffee café, it’s no wonder residents of Pointe 400 can’t stop raving about living there. And that only scratches the surface of the amenities offered in these luxury apartments. You’re literally steps away from Busch Stadium with easy access to I-70 and I-64/40, and complimentary sedan service to Lambert Airport is included. So, whether you’re staying home for the Cards game, or you’re headed out of town for work, you’re golden.
Gallery 400 (400 Washington Ave)
Luxury is key at Gallery 400. The 7-story historic landmark building located on coveted Washington Avenue, boasts studio, one and two bedroom apartments with high-end features like hardwood flooring, 9-foot ceilings, granite countertops, jacuzzi jetted tubs, and furnished kitchens with stainless steel appliances. Residents enjoy amenities like a rooftop terrace with a hot tub and sun deck, gated dog park, 24-hour fitness center, game lounge and heated indoor saltwater pool. The co-working space, T-Rex is a 7-minute walk away. The nearest Metrolink is a quick 5-minute walk, and the nearby Gateway Arch Grounds are perfect for an afternoon stroll.
The Tower at OPOP (411 North 8th St)
A downtown backyard doesn’t get much better than the views of Washington Avenue and the St. Louis skyline. Located above the landmark Old Post Office Plaza, The Tower has 25 floors of brand new luxury studio, one bedroom and penthouse apartments with amenities that will make you feel right at home. Residents love the 24-hour fitness center, club house, and valet parking. Some choice units come with a cozy fireplace for chilly evenings and a balcony to enjoy those warm St. Louis nights. There’s easy access to nearby shopping, restaurants, bars and transportation all within walking distance, and Busch Stadium is only steps away. Plus, the Old Post Office presents evening concerts, farmer’s markets and plenty of events to keep you entertained.
The Ventana (1635 Washington Ave)
The Ventana Loft Apartments are the perfect blend of historic architectural charm and modern contemporary living. Ventana offers a selection of one and two bedroom apartments with high-end features like oversized windows for plenty of natural light, exposed brick walls, walk-in closets, washer and dryer units, gorgeous designer finishes and a rooftop pool. Residents have convenient access to local interstates for commuting as well as easy walks to several nearby metro stations. And Ventana’s Washington Avenue location provides local dining, shopping, grocery stores and entertainment, including nearby Busch Stadium, Edward Jones Dome and the Scottrade Center.
The Laurel (622 N 7th Street)
The Laurel Apartments create a neighborhood feel right in the heart of the city. Delivering the best of both worlds, its central location on North 7th Street gives easy access to shops, restaurants, transportation and plenty of entertainment, while the space at The Laurel makes you feel like you’ve truly gotten away from it all. The amazing downtown views, concierge, private outdoor atrium, BBQ grills, wading pool and community clubhouse take luxury living to a new level. Bonus: The Laurel residents get extra perks like exclusive discounts to nearby places like Pi, Porano Pasta, Sugarfire, Embassy Suites and MX Movies.
Park Pacific (1226 Olive Street)
Park Pacific delivers premiere downtown living with studios, one and two bedroom luxury apartments, townhouses and penthouses. Located in what was originally the headquarters of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, Park Pacific has reinvented the historic building into 230 new premium apartments. With every exquisite detail – from the 1920s Art Deco exterior to the restored period ceiling in the lobby to the high-end designer finishes in each apartment – Park Pacific has elevated the downtown lifestyle of its residents. Its clubroom, fitness center and rooftop pool and sundeck with outdoor grilling area are just a few of the amenities residents rave about. And easy access to the nearby metro, major thoroughfares, businesses, dining, shopping and entertainment is all just minutes away.