When the Walker family moved to Frontenac five years ago, they immediately were greeted with a friendly welcome. Stephanie, a North Carolina native, is a former attorney and homemaker; and her husband Chip, originally from Virginia, is a managing director at Wells Fargo Advisors. The couple has two children, 9-year-old Thornton and 8-year-old Emmi, who attend Conway Elementary. Simon, a yellow Labrador; Macie, a Goldendoodle; and a cat, Trixie, are the family pets. Stephanie told us more about what she and her family enjoy in Frontenac.

What’s the best-kept secret in Frontenac?

The Easter Egg Hunt at The Old Meeting House on Geyer Road.

What are your favorite gathering spots in your neighborhood?

I enjoy Via Vino with friends, Fleming’s is always an option for a great meal, and Plaza Frontenac makes Chip’s holiday shopping easy.

What’s an ideal way to spend a lazy afternoon in Frontenac?

Grilling pizzas by the pool when it’s warm, and Cajun deep-frying turkeys for our friends on Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve when it’s cold.

What’s your family’s favorite neighborhood tradition?

Sledding on the hills at the old Ladue School's Early Childhood Center—if we could only get a good snow!

Neighborhood Notes

John Ryan, The Ryan Tradition, Coldwell Banker Gundaker

Frontenac is located in the heart of St. Louis County’s central corridor, with a diverse housing stock served by the Ladue and Kirkwood school districts. In addition to a broad choice in housing, the city has wonderful amenities. Restaurants include St. Louis classic Kreis’ Steakhouse & Bar and premier national chains Fleming’s, Brio’s and BrickTop’s. Plaza Frontenac, anchored by Saks and Neiman Marcus, is one of the nation’s most sophisticated malls; and the Frontenac Hilton is the most convenient hotel in the central corridor. You can even buy a Honda or play indoor tennis in Frontenac.