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Buying a Home in the Parkway West School District

When it comes to buying a new home, the right school district can make all the difference -- especially for young families and first-time homeowners. 

Parkway West is an attractive option for such home buyers for a variety of reasons: It's situated in the vibrant and beautiful community of Ballwin, and the Parkway district ranks highly in many of the key educational metrics used to evaluate the performance of schools.

Parkway West High School has roughly 1,300 students enrolled, and offers nearly 30 school-sponsored activities for students to pursue. These include all major high school sports, speech and debate, dance and niche sports such as lacrosse.

Parkway West is also notable for the success of its athletic teams -- the school has won 37 Missouri state championships in sports such as swimming, basketball, baseball and golf. The school's alumni roster is also home to series of prominent names, including brewing executive August Busch IV, NFL quarterback Blaine Gabbert and famed broadcaster Stone Phillips.

The Parkway West community

Parkway West is situated in the quiet residential community of Ballwin, Missouri, which has been named as one of America's "Best Places to Live" by Money magazine on three separate occasions. The city was founded in 1837 and is home to around 30,000 people. Ballwin's median family income is roughly $77,000.

Homes for sale in Parkway West School District have sharply grown in value in recent years. The median home value is currently around $258,000 -- up from $155,000 in 2000. Ballwin has seen considerable new construction in recent years, as the city population grew by more than one-third between 1990 and 2000. The crime rate in the area is low, and there are a number of parks and green spaces for families to enjoy.

The Parkway West area is situated near a variety of services and amenities. Several medical centers are nearby, and an Amtrak station is eight miles away in the neighboring town of Kirkwood. Parkway West sits close to a major regional thoroughfare, Manchester Road, which is home to a multitude of retail shops, restaurants and other businesses. 

Young families in the district have a variety of family-oriented attractions to visit nearby, including Kirkwood's famed Magic House, a major regional attraction for children.

District details

Parkway West was recently honored by U.S. News and World Report as one of the "Best High Schools" in the United States, ranking within the top 13-percent of all schools nationally. According to district statistics, 90-percent of graduates go on to colleges and universities. The district offers a core curriculum featuring 14 subjects supplemented with online learning. 

The Parkway district also has a dedicated Innovation Team tasked with staying on top of recent developments in education. Overall, the Parkway district is home to 28 schools serving nearly 20,000 students in St. Louis county area, and has earned 17 Blue Ribbon Awards for excellence from the U.S. Department of Education.

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693 Henry Ave, Manchester, MO - $274,900

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  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,125 SQFT
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Stunning Move In Ready 4bed/2bath Ranch Exhibits An Amazing Amount Of Beauty With Plenty Of Upgrades Such As New Roof In 2016, New Hvac 2012, New Carpet 2018, Both Bathrooms Beautifully Redone 2014 & New Windows 2011. Relax In The Wonderful Privat...

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14 Chapel Hill Estates, Town and Country, MO - $625,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,215 SQFT
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Tear Down Or Remodel...buyers Choice! Sprawling Multi Level Home On Gorgeous 1 Acre Lot. Amenities Include 2 Master Suites (1 On Main Level And 1 On Upper Level), 4 Full Baths (3 Remodeled) Along With Newer Vinyl Windows, 2010 Roof Replaced, Hardw...

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106 Five Meadows, Ballwin, MO - $275,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,912 SQFT
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Amazing Location! Sitting At The End Of A Quiet Cul-de-sac, This 4 Bed, 2 Bath Beautiful Ranch Is Nestled Conveniently In The Heart Of West County At The Corner Of Town And Country, Chesterfield And Ballwin. Vaulted Ceilings In The Living Room/gre...

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311 Northmoor, Ballwin, MO - $275,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,023 SQFT
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Front Porch Sitting At Its Finest. Almost 1/3 Acre Of A Level Lot W Mature Trees, Fenced Back Yard For The Dog(s)/kids, And Walking Distance To Northpoint Pool, Tennis Courts, And Playground. Brick Exterior Opens To The Traditional Floor Plan Form...

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13239 Romany Way Ct, St Louis, MO - $495,000

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  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,880 SQFT
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5bed/3full,1half Bath Ranch Home Located In A Beautiful Well Established Neighborhood Shows An Abundance Of Niceties. A Hard Wired Generator, Central Vacuum, Wheelchair Access From The Garage, Chair Lift, Myriad Of Storage Throughout, Attic Fan & ...

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12337 Harflo Lane, St Louis, MO - $399,000

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  • 1 DOM
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Great Location With Huge Potential! An Excellent Opportunity To Acquire A Flat 1 Acre Lot On A Private Street In Town And Country. Ranch Home On Existing Lot. Tear Down And Build Your Dream Home With All The Custom Amenities You Have Been Wanting ...

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736 Woodridge Heights Ct, Manchester, MO - $474,900

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,793 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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First Showings At Open House Sunday, April 28th 1-3 Pm. Beautiful 2 Story Home In Terrific Manchester Location! This Home Is Stunning With It's Bright, Clean & Airy Look & Feel, Along With The Many Unique Features It Offers. A Complete Remodel Of ...

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1104 Weidman Rd, Town and Country, MO - $350,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,142 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Location, Location, Location! This Is An Exceptional Property And Amazing Opportunity In Town And Country. Beautiful .99 Acre Backs To Tree Lined Private Setting Surrounded By Exquisite Homes And Near Longview Farm, Queeny Park, Shopping, Restau...

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1566 Mason Valley Rd, Town and Country, MO - $524,900

Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,636 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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A Town & Country Address Brings To Mind Vistas Of Green Grass, Forest, And Rolling Hills. This Incredible Stone And Cedar Shake, Cottage-style Home Typifies The Best Parkway West Has To Offer! Situated On Over A Half Acre Lot, This One Level Home ...

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2040 Country Field Dr, Chesterfield, MO - $2,295

Residential, Lease
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,283 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Spacious 1.5 Story, Finished Wo/ll. Entry Foyer Leads Into 2 Sty Great Room With Hardwood Flooring, Brick Fireplace, Ceiling Fan And French Doors Out To Deck And Fenced Yard. Kitchen Features 42in Maple Cabinets, Ceramic Tile Flooring, Built-in Hu...

13600 Mason Oaks Lane, St Louis, MO - $180,000

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  • 2 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,362 SQFT
  • 4 DOM
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Back On Market Through No Fault Of Seller. Amazing Opportunity To Own A Large 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Bath Condo In Beautiful Mason Manor. The Bedrooms Are Large And Each Have A Private Bathroom. The Windows Are Newer And The Surroundings Are Lovely. The...

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749 Agean Way, Ballwin, MO - $289,900

Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,339 SQFT
  • 5 DOM
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Delightful Ranch Style, Brick Home, With Lots Of Extras And Magnificent Location. Situated Close To Hwy 141 And Clayton Road, You Will Have Easy Access To All The Conveniences Of West County. Located In The Parkway School District, You Are Just ...

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14848 Brook Hill Dr, Chesterfield, MO - $865,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,464 SQFT
  • 5 DOM
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Rare Opportunity To Own A Vaulted Great Room Ranch In Desirable Brook Hill Estates! This 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath Home Is A Sprawling 5400+ Finished Sq Ft! Gleaming Hardwood Floors Throughout Most Of The Main Floor; Open Floor Plan Features Living Room...

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15466 Long Castle Forest Ct, Chesterfield, MO - $365,000

Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,536 SQFT
  • 6 DOM
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Outstanding 5 Bedroom Home On A Beautiful Private Wooded Lot With 4 Seasons Of Wonderful Views Plus A Cul De Sac Street! Add To That An Amazing Main Floor With A Spacious Living Room, Dining Room, Great Room, 2 Fireplaces And A Den/office With A B...

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15009 Claymoor Ct Unit 4, Chesterfield, MO - $141,900

Residential
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,490 SQFT
  • 6 DOM
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Welcome Home To This Main Floor Condo In The Desirable Gardens Of Broadmoor. You'll Enjoy The Convenience Of Having Everything Right There On The Main Level. Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home With Main Floor Laundry, Cozy Wood Burning Fireplace, Ba...

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710 Valley View Dr, Manchester, MO - $269,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,525 SQFT
  • 7 DOM
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Ranch Home - Culdesac Location - With 4 Bedrooms (on The Main Level), 3 Bathrooms, Open Dining/living Rooms, Family/recreation Room And Fireplace In The Lower Walkout Level. Homeowners Have Maintained, Updated, And Cared For This Home. Solid, Be...

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