Welcome to Ladue
A prestigious and private neighborhood minutes from St. Louis
With a population of about 9,000 residents, the small town of Ladue, Missouri offers tranquil, rural living along the outskirts of St. Louis. This private, affluent neighborhood boasts dozens of dining and shopping opportunities within eight square miles of land and features well-maintained scenic parks, tree-lined streets, and gorgeous, traditional-style residences. Homes in this area sit on large lots with generous square footage - most are mansions featuring Tudor-style architecture. The neighborhood is highly walkable and welcoming, and most residents are involved in local government opportunities that are focused on enhancing the public works departments and establishing a truly dedicated community.
What to Love
- Private neighborhoods in one of the nation’s most affluent suburban neighborhoods
- Excellent, high-achieving public and private schools
- Dozens of gourmet restaurants and luxury shopping opportunities in a walkable downtown district
Residents of Ladue enjoy a community-centered neighborhood that offers plenty to do. With quick access to St. Louis, Ladue mixes rural charm with convenient big-city amenities. Most residents are families and professionals with multiple college degrees and retirees looking to enjoy their retirement years in a relaxing neighborhood. The people of Ladue are welcoming, energetic, and dedicated to the neighborhood’s improvement. Much emphasis is placed on the quality of both public and private schools in the area, which are highly rated and award-winning.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
Lester’s Restaurant and Sports Bar specializes in authentic, homemade dishes in an upscale atmosphere. They offer “mind-blowing, gargantuan” deli sandwiches, tender baby-back ribs smoked over four hours, and 64 plasma TVs. The staff is friendly and welcoming, and the dining room is lined with old-school sports memorabilia, which encourages guests to feel right at home as they dine on Bavarian pretzels, award-winning hot dogs, and homemade desserts.
Companion Bakery serves breakfast and lunch sandwiches on award-winning bread. Built on the 4 C’s motto - “Companions, Customers, Community, and Company” - the bakery is a staple in Ladue. A favorite gathering place for friends and family (with excellent catering options), Companion Bakery supports local farmers, small businesses, and sustainable practices. Their menu features the “Best Darn Toast in St. Louis” and six different avocado toast options.
NFL Hall of Famer Jackie Smith and friend Norman Probstein opened Sportsman’s Park Restaurant in 1974. Known for its welcoming and cozy atmosphere, Sportsman’s Park is known for its half-pound burgers, wings with famous hot sauce, and house-made Bleu Cheese dressing. Bring the family for a hearty and quality meal with excellent service in a friendly environment!
Fresh ingredients, award-winning wines, and sustainable practices make up the unique Truffles Restaurant. With flavors of the Midwest, Truffles offers classic tastes with a twist and promises the highest quality ingredients. This fine-dining restaurant focuses on seasonal dishes with a rotating menu - four opportunities to try new, innovative dishes year-round. They offer private parties, events, and live music Thursday-Saturday.
Things to Do
Tilles Park offers Ladue residents a large, clean outdoor space for public and private events, two playgrounds, a tennis court, and a one-mile scenic trail. Spanning 75 acres, Tilles park is the perfect place to spend time outdoors in Ladue, even during the colder months. Don’t miss the annual Winter Wonderland Light Display that runs from Thanksgiving to January 1st. Enjoy the magic of the season with hot chocolate as you meander through over 100 different light displays on foot, by car, or by carriage.
The time-honored Dogwood Festival tradition is a Ladue favorite event. Following a parade through town, the Dogwood Festival celebrates the Ladue community, bringing residents together through live music, fabulous food vendors, family-friendly activities, and a “Cutest Dog Contest.” All residents are encouraged to participate in the parade and enjoy a relaxing afternoon with the community.
There are high-achieving schools in the Ladue area. Some include: