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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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730 Muir View Dr, Ballwin, MO - $339,900

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,179 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Gorgeous 2sty On Quarter Of An Acre Lot, Boasting 4 Bds, 2.5 Bths & 2300+ Sqft Of Living Space W/partially Finished Ll! Entry Foyer Greets You W/beautiful Floors; Dining Rm Is Freshly Painted (2019) & Like The Living Rm, Finds New Carpet (2018). F...

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15 Summerhill Lane, Town and Country, MO - $1,195,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 2,446 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Spectacular Brick Contemporary! This Custom-built Ranch Home Features 10’ Ceilings, Extensive Millwork, Artisan Glass Detailing & White Oak Flooring That Flows Throughout The Main Floor. Dramatic Pillared Porch Entrance Leads To Marble Foyer, Form...

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12825 Dubon Lane, Town and Country, MO - $985,000

Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,056 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Welcome To This Beautifully Designed 1.5 Story Brick Home Situated On A Level 1.38 Acres Perfect For Adding A Pool! With Almost 5000 Square Feet, This Custom Higginbotham Home Features A Main Entry Foyer And Staircase, Formal Living And Dining Roo...

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1225 Broomstick Lane, Town and Country, MO - $919,900

Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,486 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Don't Miss This Unique And Stylish One And A Half Story Nestled On A Serene 3 Acre "gentleman's Farm" In The Heart Of Town & Country! A Friendly Goat, Chickens And Ducks Enjoy The Grounds And Barn Areas. Spacious 5 Br, 5 Bath Home Features Dramati...

609 Brookmont Lake Ct, Chesterfield, MO - $920,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,458 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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One-of-a-kind Spectacular Ranch In Private Enclave Built By One Of St. Louis' Premier Builders. Located On 1.8 Acres Overlooking Lake. This Home Explodes As You Enter 17x7 Marble Foyer Which Flows To Great Room With Cathedral Ceiling & 2 Story Sto...

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353 Sudbury Lane, Ballwin, MO - $339,900

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,248 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Showings Start Sat. At 10am! The Perfect Blend Of Location And Style!! This Is A 4 Bedroom 3 Full Bath Ranch Loaded With Updates. Light And Bright Kitchen Features Upgraded White Cabinets, Stainless Steel Appliances, Tile Backsplash, Working Isla...

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313 Northmoor Dr, Ballwin, MO - $439,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,604 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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*open House Sunday June 16 From 1-3* Located In Award-winning Parkway West School District, This 4 Bed And 2.5 Bath Ranch With Over 3,600 Sq Ft Of Living Space, Has A New Roof, Electric, Plumbing, Kitchen, Baths, And More. Walk To Ballwin Golf & N...

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14220 Manderleigh Woods Dr, Chesterfield, MO - $820,000

Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,984 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Absolutely Stunning 3 Bedroom Home In Town & Country! As You Approach This Amazing Home Note The Exceptional Curb Appeal Offered By The Extensive Landscaping, Mature Shade Trees, & Covered Porch. Step Inside To Find The Lovely Sitting Room On Yo...

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15049 Claymoor Ct Unit 3, Chesterfield, MO - $165,000

Condo/Coop/Villa, Condo
  • 2 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,490 SQFT
  • 4 DOM
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Light & Bright 1st Floor Condo, Steps Away From The Elevator W/access To Basement Garage W/assigned Parking Space #3 & Storage, Just Steps From The Elevator. Divided Bedroom Floor Plan W/main Floor Laundry. Seller Is Leaving All Appliances! Includ...

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454 Wildwood Pkwy, Ballwin, MO - $283,900

Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,525 SQFT
  • 4 DOM
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Welcome Home! A Beautiful Brick And Stone Home With Beautiful Landscaping On This Corner Lot Creates High Curb Appeal For This Ballwin Ranch In The Parkway School District! Just Minutes From Town And Country Shopping District. Enter Through A Lo...

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395 Gateshead Dr, Manchester, MO - $294,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,114 SQFT
  • 5 DOM
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Meticulous & Spacious, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2 Story On Beautiful Wooded Lot At Private-end & Wooded Cul-de-sac. Spacious Entry-foyer Leads To Formal Dining Room, Living Room, Huge Great Room With Fireplace, Beautiful Wood-floors Thru-out Main An...

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15248 Clayton, Ballwin, MO - $749,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,433 SQFT
  • 5 DOM
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Spectacular 1.5 Story Custom Built By Boulevard Custom Homes. This 4 Bedroom, 3.5 Bath, Home Features Astounding Finishes Which Include A 3-car Side Entry Garage, Job Stained Hardwood Flooring 1st Floor And 2nd Floor Hall. Outstanding Gourmet Kitc...

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1114 S Mason, Town and Country, MO - $199,900

Condo/Coop/Villa, Condo
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,196 SQFT
  • 5 DOM
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Charming 3 Bedroom 2 Bath Condo In Town & Country! Amazing Find! The Updated Kitchen Has Custom Cabinets With Pullouts And Granite Counters. A Gas Fireplace Flanked By Built Ins And Crown Molding Make For A Gorgeous Living Room. Master Bedroom Su...

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515 Glan Tai Dr, Manchester, MO - $275,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,110 SQFT
  • 5 DOM
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Great Value,great Location~spacious Ranch Has So Much Potential To Customize To Your Own Taste. The House Has A Potential 5 Bdrms Or 4 Bdrms & An Office/den, 3 On The Main Lvl W/2 Full Bathrms & 2 Bdrms In The Lwr Lvl W/a Full Bathrm. This Home I...

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2009 Long Gate Ct, Chesterfield, MO - $325,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,280 SQFT
  • 7 DOM
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Classic Good Looks Are Showcased In This Gracious Two-story Family Home. The Interior Has A Young Up-to-date Décor Freshly Painted With All The Right Colors. The Center Hall Foyer Opens To A Generous Living And Dining Room With Pretty Wainscoting ...

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428 Brooktree, Ballwin, MO - $2,250

Residential, Lease
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,725 SQFT
  • 7 DOM
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This Is A Must See If You're Looking For A Great Rental! Wonderful Neighborhood, Super Location-close To Highways, Shopping, Etc. Great Parkway School District & Award Winning Henry Elementary. All Updated & Just Lovely Throughout, This Home Feat...

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