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. If you’re looking for Southampton homes for sale, you’ve come to the right place!
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. Don’t miss our list of Southampton homes for sale below.
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.
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. Below we have curated a list of Southampton homes for sale right now!
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.