Tower Grove South, St. Louis

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Tower Grove South
St. Louis neighborhood
Trees and plants in bloom in Tower Grove Park to the north
Trees and plants in bloom in Tower Grove Park to the north
Location of Tower Grove South within St. Louis
Location of Tower Grove South within St. Louis
Country United States
State Missouri
City St. Louis
Wards 8, 10, 14, 15
Area
 • Total 1.49 sq mi (3.9 km2)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 13,333
 • Density 8,900/sq mi (3,500/km2)
ZIP code(s) Part of 63116
Area code(s) 314
Website stlouis-mo.gov

Tower Grove South is a neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri. Formerly known as Oak Hill, Tower Grove South is bounded by Arsenal Street on the north, Chippewa Street on the south, Kingshighway Boulevard on the west, and Grand Boulevard on the east. The majority of the neighborhood was built following the extension of streetcar lines from downtown St. Louis. Commercial development in the neighborhood is concentrated on Grand Boulevard in the east and Morganford Road in the west of the neighborhood. There are also scatterings of commercial and mixed use buildings on interior intersections.

During the 1990s through the present, the neighborhood has been reversing a slow decline with the widespread rehabilitation of residential, commercial, and mixed use structures. The Grand Boulevard business district on the eastern flank of the neighborhood was the first urban business district in the neighborhood to see rehabilitation and new pedestrian scale construction. After 2000, the smaller Morganford Road business district on the west side of the neighborhood has also seen substantial reinvestment in the form of new restaurants, bars, retail, and a neighborhood scale storefront grocery store, specializing in Natural foods and locally grown foods.

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In 2010 the neighborhood's population was 54.9% White, 29.7% Black, 0.3% Native American, 8.6% Asian, 3.7% Two or More Races, and 2.8% Some Other Race. 7.3% of the population was of Hispanic or Latino origin.[2]

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Coordinates: 38°35′48″N 90°15′27″W / 38.5967°N 90.2575°W / 38.5967; -90.2575