Welcome to Huntleigh
Nestled between Kirkwood, Ladue, and Frontenac, Huntleigh is a residential neighborhood of roughly 300 residents. It is one of St. Louis's smallest yet most exclusive residential communities. Huntleigh, recently dubbed "America's Richest Community in the U.S.," is renowned for its opulent houses perched on expansive lots in a serene, rural environment.
When the Bridlespur Horse Show started in the 1930s, this suburban woodland area gained a reputation for its equestrian attractions. Many landowners keep private stables on their properties. Those who enjoy the outdoors and wildlife will find the perfect location on their vast, grassy lands. This isolated municipality, in the heart of St. Louis County, is entirely made up of homes. It has no businesses or shopping areas to compete with the vast fields, wooded properties, and magnificent homes.
What to Love
The village of Huntleigh is entirely residential; there are no commercial or industrial facilities. Residents are lured to the area by its considerable space and natural beauty. The horse riding areas in St. Louis are home to many equestrian homeowners who maintain stables on their properties. These sizable homes, situated in upscale communities like Bridle Ridge Estates and Huntleigh Woods, are frequently loaded with entertainment for people who enjoy sports.
Dining, Entertainment, & Shopping
Since Huntleigh Village is entirely residential, dining and shopping options are found in neighboring communities. Plaza Frontenac is an upscale, two-level, enclosed shopping center with popular retailers such as Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Cole Haan, David Yurman, Louis Vuitton, and Pottery Barn. There’s also Ladue Crossing, a shopping center in Ladue that has a rack with purely locally-produced products if you love supporting local businesses.
For signature pancakes and other American breakfast classics, head to The Original Pancake House Ladue. The pancakes are fluffy, perfectly sized, and delicious. The Pasta House Co. is an Italian Restaurant in neighboring Ladue that serves pasta, pizzas, and entrees. They give you delicious rolls with your meals to elevate the dining experience. At Truffles Restaurant, you'll experience a modern, inspired approach to cooking using only fresh ingredients and a top-notch wine selection. Stop by the Truffles Butchery next door for quality seafood, prime meats, and incredible wine. At The Crossing, an A La Carte or tasting menu with eight courses is available every night. Ensure you call ahead if you would like the tasting menu to allow for the recommended amount of time. Other notable restaurants include Kreis’ Steakhouse & Bar, Maggiano's Little Italy, Bricktop's, Grassi's Ristorante & Deli, Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, and Brio Italian Grille.
Things to Do
Head to the St. Louis Zoo, where you can get up close and personal with the fishy, flurry, and flying creatures. Home to thousands of animals, this beloved attraction is a favorite of the younger ones, as there’s everything from pumas and polar bears to armadillos and elephants. Grant's Farm is a mini zoo home to over 900 animals. Take a tram ride through this wildlife preserve and pretend you're soaring over the great American plains. For a closer look, head to the petting zoo.
The National Museum of Transportation celebrates some of history's most innovative automobiles, planes, and trains. Head to this attraction to experience the history and take in over 100 transport-related exhibits. Of course, no trip to St. Louis is complete without a visit to the Gateway Arch National Park. This 630-foot arch is St. Louis's icon. Once you visit the arch, head to the museum to learn how the U.S. was made into what it is today.