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4336 Laclede | Great Condo For Sale | Wonderful Location

4336 Laclede Ave, St Louis MO

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, 1 car garage, offered at $300,000

$6000 credit available through Guild Mortgage for closing costs

Located in the Central West End, this condo is just a few blocks from the Barnes Hospital Complex, a step away from Cortex and an easy walk to Ikea and The Foundry in midtown. And, as you walk in your door, you can see the Gateway Arch. What a location!

There is a $6000 closing cost credit available for this property from Guild Mortgage. For more information, please call Jack Buck at 314-324-5066. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom, condo is a light filled space. The public space is at the south end of the unit and is filled with light. The kitchen is spacious with a lot of counter space and storage.

There is a center island in the kitchen separating it from the dining area. Both the dining area and kitchen lead to the deck which is a wonderful space for outdoor entertaining. The unit has two fireplaces. The contemporary fireplace in the living room is also visible by the kitchen. It has a gas insert and is heat producing. In the primary bedroom is a period fireplace that has an electric insert. The hardwood floors in the public areas have been refinished. The bedrooms have carpet.

The primary bedroom is carpeted. It has an en-suite bathroom with separate shower and tub. It also has the fireplace and a walk-in closet.

A bonus to this spacious condo is an office/den area away from the hubbub of the public space. The exposed brick walls add another element of charm.

There is also a very large storage space in the basement and a one car garage off the alley. This is a converted 2 family. The developer Paul lives in the first floor unit. According to the owner ‘he is the most easy going person in the world, but I appreciate the perceived risk of being an owner in a 2 unit hoa. At the end of the day, it has not only never been an issue, but he would have work done on my unit at no cost to me when he was doing work on his and he deals with all of the administration associated with everything at no charge. He was the developer of both units and even served as an unofficial property manager for me at no cost while I rented the unit over the last twelve years.

Location 4336 Laclede is on a quiet cul-de-sac. It is located in the St Louis neighborhood called the Central West End or CWE. This unit has easy walkability to Barnes and Children’s Hospital. It is very walkable to public transportation. The Central West End is eclectic, cosmopolitan and “bohemian-chic”. It is pedestrian friendly and continues to be a favorite neighborhood for dining, entertainment and shopping. (For more information about the Central West End.) Central West End is the 13th most walkable neighborhood in St. Louis with a neighborhood Walk Score of 78. The property at 4336 Laclede is on the south side of the CWE and very close to Barnes Hospital and Forest Park.

The Cortex Innovation Center, a vibrant 200-acre innovation hub and technology district, is within 1 block. Ikea is a short walk to the east. Due to the architectural styles in the Central West End, walking is a pleasure for sure. The Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis is about 4 blocks from 4336 Laclede Avenue and is listed on TripAdvisor as the #2 attraction in St Louis.

About a half block to the east of 4336 Laclede Ave is Northwest Coffee shop and Scarlett’s Wine Bar. Both have their pluses but I have spent some wonderful afternoons at Scarlett’s solving world problems. Their truffle popcorn is great. About one block to the east are several restaurants like The Scottish Arms, Retreat Gastropub and Juniper. It is an easy walk to Whole Food, BJC, St Louis University, Washington University and Euclid Avenue.

4336 Laclede Avenue is a seven minute walk from the Metro Blue Line and the Metro Red Line at the CORTEX METRO STATION stop. Taking in a Cardinal game can be decided on the spur of the moment. The Gateway Arch and the arch grounds are another St Louis attraction for the whole family easily accessible from the Central West End.

Schools There is not a shortage of high quality schools nearby. The Metro Academic and Classical High School, a St Louis Public School Magnet School, is located at 4015 Mcpherson Ave on the eastern edge of the CWE. Metro ranked number 1 in the state of Missouri in 2013. Also located in the CWE is the new St Louis the King Elementary School. This school includes grads kindergarten through grade 8 and is open to any child. It is located on the campus of the Basilica. The Guidepost Montessori School is highly touted by residents in the area. Click here for a list of more schools located in the Central West End.

New City School is located at 5209 Waterman. It includes children from age three through 6th grade. Crossroads College Preparatory School at 500 DeBaliviere accommodates grades 7th through 12. St Louis University High School, a Jesuit high school for boys was founded in 1818. It educates young men from 9th through 12th grades. It is located at 4970 Oakland Avenue (Go Billikens!). Stix Early Childhood Center is the STL elementary school that is geographically tied to this address. It is .44 miles from the home, had 511 students in 2020 and a student teacher ratio of 15:1. To get more information on the public school near you, click here St Louis Public School or call 314-633-5200.

Parents and students in SLPS have options. There are 27 magnet schools within the district . They are also tuition free with a couple key differences:

  • Magnet schools don’t have boundaries, and can attract students from any neighborhood in the city (hence the name). This generally results in a more diverse mix of social, economic, ethnic, and racial backgrounds.

  • Each magnet offers something different than a traditional public school, be it emphasis on certain subjects, a particular educational approach, or theme.

  • Some magnets require students to meet certain academic, skill, behavior and/or attendance requirements.

  • Advanced application is required and because of their popularity, spots are allocated by lottery.

There are 36 charter schools in St Louis which are also tuition-free schools but not a part of the SLPS. To learn more about charter schools go to: Charter School 101: The Basics. This guide from SLPS is also helpful in making the all important decision of schools and neighborhoods.

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