Southampton Homes For Sale
A Complete Guide to Southampton St. Louis
Although the earliest housing is dated from 1905-1915, most Southampton homes were built from the 1920s through the late 1930s and are primarily brick and stone. Though many refer to Southampton as the neighborhood with the “gingerbread houses,” the style is more commonly known as Arts & Crafts and lends itself to a very cozy and charming feeling. Southhampton is equally beautiful in the middle of summer as it in the winter when the trees are bare and heavy with snow; somehow it always exudes warmth! You know when winter has arrived by the smell of the wood-burning fireplaces filling the air. Architectural features include intricate brickwork, stone archways, and stained glass windows and each house has its own distinct personality. No cookie-cutter construction here! A portion of the neighborhood was platted by an Anglophile who used English (and one Scottish) locations to name the streets and avenues (Nottingham, Devonshire, Lansdowne). Mr. Sihrett supervised the building of the Subdivision and named it “Southampton” after a town in his native England.
The Southampton neighborhood has been experiencing an influx of new residents since the 1990s and is a high-demand area for millennials who are flocking to St. Louis. The area has traditionally been home to a large number of firefighters and police officers, as a result of a Saint Louis regulation requiring city employees to live within the city limits.
Southampton is located near many of St. Louis’s best attractions. Grant’s Farm is a few minutes south by car, and Forest Park (home of the Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, and the Muny Theater) is just north on Hampton Avenue a couple of miles. The Missouri Botanical Garden is minutes away by car as well, and the neighborhood is well-connected others via bike lanes.
Where is Southampton?
Southampton is located in South St. Louis City and is bordered by Chippewa Boulevard to the north, Eichelberger Street to the South, Hampton Avenue to the West, and Kingshighway Boulevard to the east. Adjacent neighborhoods include Northampton, St. Louis Hills, Lindenwood Park, and Princeton Heights. It takes about 10 minutes to get to I-44, 12 minutes to I-40, and 21 minutes to Downtown St. Louis. The zip code is 63109.
What is there to do in Southampton?
We could go on for days about all there is to do in in the Southampton neighborhood of St. Louis! It’s one of those neighborhoods that you really don’t have to leave, if you don’t want to. You can walk to the grocery store, bank, donut shop, a fabulous park, dry cleaner, yoga studio…the list goes on. This is by no means an exhaustive list of things to do in Southampton, but we’d love to share some of our favorites with you.
Places we love near Southampton St. Louis:
- Donut Drive-in
- The Mack
- Francis Park
- Ted Drewes
- Lanai Coffee
- Pawsitively Fintastic
- Macklind Avenue Deli
What We Love About Southampton
Here's what residents have to say.
- “I can walk my dog any time, day or night, and not be bothered.”
- “It’s a great place to raise a family. We love the neighborhood block parties, and events like Macklind Days and the Holiday Walk.
- “I like living in a neighborhood that has a strong neighborhood association where neighbors are looking out for one another and the neighborhood in which we live.”
- “Convenience. A newspaper within steps of my backdoor, and everything else from top restaurants to toilet paper within a 2-mile radius.”
- “Best yard and estate sales anywhere!”
- “People on the street are real and not about impressing everyone.”
- “Our architecture is historic and fascinating, and I love all the stained glass windows; different in every house.”