At A Glance
Population (2020): 10,441
Zip Code(s): 63136, 63137
Area Code: 314
Average Home Sale Price: $92,500
Bellefontaine Neighbors has been a settlement since the mid 1800s and served as a key region for agriculture during this time. It was incorporated as a fourth-class city in 1950 at which time it was home to only 766 people. During the late ‘50s and 1960s, Bellefontaine Neighbors saw exponential growth as it grew from a city of less than 1,000 people to over 13,000 by the end of the ‘60s.
Bellefontaine Neighbors is located just outside of St. Louis city limits, located about 20-minutes north of downtown.
The city is part of the Riverview Gardens School District and features these schools:
- Danforth Elementary School
- Gibson Elementary School
- Riverview Gardens Senior High School
- Grace Lutheran School
- Ombudsman Educational Services
It’s worth mentioning that Bellefontaine Neighbors is notorious for having a higher than normal crime rate. Over the past few years, Bellefontaine Neighbors has seen a spike in overall crime rates. In 2015, the city had the highest murder rate of any city in Missouri with a population of more than 10,000. The following year, Bellefontaine Neighbors doubled as the state murder capital with two murders. The city has since seen a sharp decline in murder rates, with 2017 seeing only one murder.
This region of St. Louis County is home to many nice family parks and other recreational activities. If you’re looking for a park in this area, check out:
- Bella Fontaine Park
- Klein Park
- Belgrove Park
- Tanglewood Park
- Wilderness Park
- Bissell Hills Park
- Pruett Park
Much the same, there are some pretty neat sights to see in the area. These include:
- Fort Belle Fontaine
- Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
- Wilson Larimore House
Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO has one of the highest crime rates in the state of Missouri. So, it’s not for everyone. Be sure to take a look at the area before signing a lease or purchase agreement.
This city is located in North St. Louis County.
The mayor of this city is Tommie Pierson.