The Wild family was immediately sold on Creve Coeur for its great schools, beautiful parks and walkability to restaurants and shopping. Kristen Wild, executive director of the Ladue Education Foundation; her husband, Steve, an attorney at Thompson Coburn; and their kids, Zach, who attends Ladue Middle School; and Jessica, who goes to Ladue Fifth Grade Center; have loved living in their neighborhood for 11 years. Kristen told us more about why they enjoy Creve Coeur.

Where do you like to hang out in your neighborhood?

We love the area parks: Beirne Park and Millenium Park. The Dielmann Recreation Complex also is a big attraction for us, with the Creve Coeur Ice Arena and a golf course. We also enjoy shows at Skip Viragh Center for the Arts; and we love to work out at the Jewish Community Center. Some of our favorite family restaurants are Gulf Shores, Stir-Crazy, Granite City Food and Brewery and Cuisine d’Art. For date night, we like Bristol and Il Bel Lago, and Oberweis and FroYo for ice cream.

What’s your neighborhood’s best-kept secret?

Malcolm Terrace Park is hidden away off Ladue Road. It has great trails, a fun creek to explore and a playground.


Judy Grand, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty

Creve Coeur, centrally located with easy access to interstates 40 and 270, is a beautiful community with established subdivisions offering condos to Mid-Century ranches to new stately homes. The nationally ranked Ladue Schools, Parkway Schools, plus proximity to so many private schools, is another big draw. It’s a wonderful place to raise a family.

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