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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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917 Dutch Mill Dr, Ballwin, MO - $325,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,092 SQFT
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Welcome Home To This Meticulously Maintained 4 Bed / 3 Bath Ranch Home W/ Full Finished Ll In Sought After Woodsmill Subdivision. Finished From Top To Bottom, You’re Welcomed Into The Spacious Front Foyer That Carries Into The Formal Living Room. ...

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1267 Autumn Wood, Ballwin, MO - $275,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,899 SQFT
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Open Friday (2/22) 11am-1pm & Open Sunday (2/24) 2-4pm! Huge Newly Upgraded Ranch! One Of The Largest Floor Plans In The Neighborhood With Approx. 2,000 Sqft!! Conveniently Located In Ballwin Right Off 141! Triple-a Rated Schools! Recently Updated...

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2501 N Ballas, St Louis, MO - $475,000

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  • 2 Beds
  • 1 Baths
  • 1,462 SQFT
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Incredible Opportunity To Build The House Of Your Dreams In Premium Town & Country!! Property To Be Sold As A "teardown" Sitting On A Gorgeous .89 Acre Lot. Convenient Location, With Quick Access To 40/64 And 270. Open House Sunday 1pm-4pm!

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801 Chatelet, Ballwin, MO - $205,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,440 SQFT
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Welcome To This Adorable Three Bedroom Home! The Main Floor Provides Large Rec Room With Full Media Center Including Remote Controlled Screen From Ceiling. There Is Also A Half Bath, Large Dry Storage Area Along With Laundry And Access To One Car ...

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1064 Wellington Terr, Chesterfield, MO - $649,900

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 3,604 SQFT
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Gorgeous Town & Country Home, Situated On .99 Acres In The Sought After Parkway School District! Step Into The Grand 2 Story Entry Foyer With Separate Dining To The Right And Living Room To The Left. The Family Room Is Warm & Inviting With Woodbur...

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15424 Strollways Dr, Chesterfield, MO - $305,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 2,284 SQFT
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Great Home In Desirable Meadowbrook Farm Subdivision! Stone Front 2 Story Home Is On A Large Private Lot Backing To Common Ground. Beautiful Custom Stone Entry Foyer Opens To The Large Living Room With Inviting Bay Window And Flows Into The Dinin...

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841 Gardenway Dr, Ballwin, MO - $309,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 1,956 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Certified Pre-owned! Confidently Make An Offer Knowing This Home Has Been Professionally Pre-inspected**. Grab This Valuable Piece Of Real Estate Now! Wow! 4 Bdrm 3 Bath Ranch W/beautiful Hardwood Floor, A Full-brick Gas Fireplace In The Family R...

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1234 Takara Ct, Town and Country, MO - $1,299,900

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  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 4,049 SQFT
  • 2 DOM
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Spectacular Brick & Stone Ranch Home Renovated & Redesigned By Lewis Homes! Impressive Travertine Marble Foyer Highlighted By Architectural Columns Leads To Private Study With Wainscoting & Custom Built-ins & Elegant Dining Room. Vaulted Beamed Ce...

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1255 Jade Wind Cir, Ballwin, MO - $309,900

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  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1,659 SQFT
  • 3 DOM
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Back On Market At No Fault Of Sellers. Dont Miss Out On This Completely Renovated 4 Bed 2 Bath Home With Finished Lower Level That Includes Large Rec Room And 3 Other Finished Bonus Rooms For Possible Sleeping Areas, Office, Media Room Or Play Ro...

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830 Guenevere Dr, Ballwin, MO - $330,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,186 SQFT
  • 4 DOM
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Open House Saturday, February 23 From Noon -2pm. Beautiful Well Maintained 4 Bedroom 2 1/2 Bath Ranch Home With A New Main Floor Laundry Addition Off The Kitchen. With The Addition The Garage Was Also Added Onto With A Great Work And Storage Space...

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931 Cabernet Dr, Town and Country, MO - $997,000

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  • 5 Beds
  • 5 Baths
  • 4,376 SQFT
  • 5 DOM
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Classic-styled Brick 2 Sty On 1-acre Cul-de-sac Lot! This Kelly-built Home Features Gleaming Wood Floors, Extensive Millwork, Custom Built-ins & An Integrated Sound System. Impressive 2-sty Entry Foyer Opens To Formal Living & Dining Rooms, Vaulte...

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403 Iron Lantern Dr, Ballwin, MO - $334,900

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  • 3 Beds
  • 3 Baths
  • 2,445 SQFT
  • 5 DOM
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Priced Below Recent Appraisal! Beautiful Leaded Glass Entry Door Leads Into This Spectacular, Renovated Multi-level Home. 2 Story Great Room With Soaring Windows. Formal Dining Room Features Coffered Ceiling. The Large Kitchen Boasts Granite Count...

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1427 Topping, Town and Country, MO - $1,325,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 6 Baths
  • 5,110 SQFT
  • 6 DOM
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Open Sunday 2/24 From 1-3. This Is What You've Been Waiting For....stunning 1.5 Story On A Park-like Acre W/custom Baker Pool. Completely Updated Inside & Out On A Resort Like Setting. Truly An Outdoor Oasis W/gazebo, Trellis, Patios, & Level Yard...

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1345 De Noailles Dr, Ballwin, MO - $399,900

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,133 SQFT
  • 6 DOM
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Beautiful Home In Lafayette Farms Subdivision. Parkway West School District. 4 Beds, 3 Full Baths And 1/2 Bath. Newer Finished Lower Level With Rec Room, Exercise/dance Area, Full Bath, Newer Windows, Office/den Area & Built-in Bench With Storage ...

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1969 Cedarmill, Chesterfield, MO - $325,000

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  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 2,026 SQFT
  • 7 DOM
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Beautiful 3 Bed/2 Bath Ranch Home In Desirable Claymont Lake Estates. Separate Dining Room, Living Room W/ Box Bay Window And Large Family Room With Wood Burning Fireplace. Kitchen Opens To Large Breakfast Room W/ Bay Window. Master Bedroom Has Wa...

1232 De Noailles Dr, Ballwin, MO - $469,000

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  • 4 Beds
  • 4 Baths
  • 2,504 SQFT
  • 8 DOM
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With Beautiful Curb Appeal, This Elegant Home Is Situated On One Of The Best Lots In Lafayette Farms. Backing To A 2-acre Common Ground, The Level, Fenced Yard Is An Outdoor Retreat With Screened Porch And Expansive Patio. Inside, The Center Hall ...

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