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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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13750 Stonemont Ct, Town and Country, MO - $1,688,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 5,000 SQFT
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Welcome To Your New Home! With Lots Of Light, Plenty Of Space, And Numerous Luxurious Amenities Throughout, This Home Offers The Potential For Growth And Comfort. Rehnquist Design & Build New Construction Ready For Move In. New Home In An Enclave ...

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309 Shady Meadows Dr, Ballwin, MO - $275,000

Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,935 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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Spacious 3 Bed, 2.5 Bath All Brick Ranch With Large Main Floor Laundry And 2-car Garage In Parkway West Schools. Roof Replaced 4/2019, And Newer Lennox Hvac (12/2015). Spacious Living Room And Formal Dining Room. Separate Family Room With Woodbur...

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N/A, St Louis, MO - $5,999,900

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  • 1 DOM
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A Rare Opportunity. A Premium Location! Located On A Private Drive Off Clayton Road, East Of Mason Road In The Heart Of Town & Country. This 13-acre Property Is Perfect For Your Custom Dream Estate! Walking Distance To The New T&c Town Square, 3 M...

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13000 Clayton Rd, Town and Country, MO - $1,899,000

Residential
  • 6 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 5,722 SQFT
  • 1 DOM
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Exquisite 1.5-sty Estate Home From Award-winning Builder Bruning Homes! Over 7500 Sf Of Living Space Enhanced By Soaring Ceilings, Elaborate Millwork, Palladian Windows & Wide Plank Oak Flooring. 2-sty Marble Foyer Highlighted By Dramatic Curved S...

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15611 Parasol Dr, Chesterfield, MO - $387,400

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,550 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Don't Put That Swim Suit Away Just Yet! There's Still Time To Enjoy The In-ground Pool In Your Secluded Back Yard Getaway. Just Imagine Taking A Dip, After Chilling And Grilling On Your Maintenance Free Deck, Dining In Your Eat In Kitchen, Dining ...

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15333 Scarborough Ct, Chesterfield, MO - $465,888

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,440 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Must See 2 Story, 4 Bd 2.5 Ba Colonial In Parkway West School Dist On Over 1/2 Acre Wooded Lot In Family-friendly Cul De Sac. Over-sized Screened-in Porch. Foyer Has Berry Custom Door & Sidelights With New Hardwood Floor. Beautiful Crown Molding T...

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2 Country Aire Dr, St Louis, MO - $774,900

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  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,544 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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You Can Have It All In This Stately Home! Resting On Nearly An Acre In Prestigious Country Aire You Will Be Wowed From The Moment You Arrive! Architecturally Intriguing Details Throughout With Over 3,500 Square Feet Of Spacious Rooms Flow Well T...

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14379 Cedar Springs Dr, Chesterfield, MO - $479,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,685 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Spacious Villa Offers Complete Living On Main Level With A Floor Plan Well Suited For Entertaining, Visiting Company, Or Multi-generational Living. The Remodeled Kitchen Is Well Designed With Large Dining Area, Granite Center Island, And Serving B...

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11 Amitie Lane, Manchester, MO - $184,900

Residential
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,529 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Over 2700 Sq. Ft. Of Living Space Await You In This Spacious Ranch. Pull Up To The 6 Car Driveway And Step Inside The Entry Foyer To Find, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Living Room & Separate Dining Room, Family Room With Gas Fireplace, Open Floor Plan Ki...

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14379 Cedar Springs Dr, Chesterfield, MO - $479,000

Condo/Coop/Villa, Villa
  • 3 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,685 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Spacious Villa Offers Complete Living On Main Level With A Floor Plan Well Suited For Entertaining, Visiting Company, Or Multi-generational Living. The Remodeled Kitchen Is Well Designed With Large Dining Area, Granite Center Island, And Serving B...

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13702 Clayton Rd, Town and Country, MO - $3,195,000

Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 8 Baths
  • 6,933 SQFT
  • 4 DOM
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This 7000 Sq Ft "one Of A Kind Estate" Is Majestically Nestled On 6 Prime Acres In Town & Country Backing To Queeny Park. The Grounds Provide A Stunning Residence, Enchanting Guest House & Incredible 4 Stall Barn & Pastures. The Interior Displays ...

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13714 Belcrest Estates Tbb Ct, Town and Country, MO - $2,398,000

New Construction, Single Family
  • 5 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 6,300 SQFT
  • 5 DOM
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Tbb 13714 Belcrest Estates Is A Custom Built 6,300 Sq. Ft. 1 ½ Story, 5-bedroom, 4 Car Garage Home In An Enclave Of 7 New Homes Off Mason Rd. In Town And Country. 2.1-acre Homesite Will Have An End Walk Out W/a Level Rear Yard And Large Number Of ...

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317 Country Club, Ballwin, MO - $430,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,646 SQFT
  • 5 DOM
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Gorgeous, Traditional 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Brick Ranch Set On An Amazing, Level, Large Corner Lot In The Perfect Location! Welcome To 317 Country Club Drive In The Popular Claymont Neighborhood. This Home Has It All: Location, Lot, Sq.ftage, Fini...

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12057 Embassy Row, Town and Country, MO - $1,195,000

Residential
  • 5 Beds
  • 7 Baths
  • 3,889 SQFT
  • 8 DOM
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Stunning Home On An Exceptional Acre Lot In Town And Country! Understated Classic Taste Is Exemplified Throughout This Meticulously Maintained & Renovated Home. 5 Beds & 5 Full/2 Half Baths W/ A Master Suite & 2nd Bed On Main Floor. Rich Espresso ...

2020 Claymills, Chesterfield, MO - $369,900

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,355 SQFT
  • 8 DOM
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Welcome Home To 2020 Claymills Drive! Beautiful Sprawling 2,355 Sqft 4 Bedroom 2 Bath Ranch Home In Chesterfield. This House Features A New Kitchen, New Bathrooms, New Flooring, New Windows, A New Driveway, New Garage Door And Opener, New Front Do...

1982 Karlin Dr, St Louis, MO - $749,000

Residential
  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 3,112 SQFT
  • 8 DOM
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If You're Looking For Over An Acre On One Of The Prettiest Settings In The Thornhill Estates Subdivision Look No More. This House Sits On 1.42 Acres At The End Of The Cul-de-sac. This Georgia Colonial Displays Four White Pillars Out Front Along Wi...

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