Hamilton Heights is a north St. Louis City neighborhood with a population, at the time of the 2010 census, of 3,105 residents. Covering a total of 0.48 square miles, it’s bordered by the St. Louis City neighborhoods of Wells-Goodfellow and Kingsway West at the north, West End and Visitation Park towards the South, Academy at the east and the St. Louis County municipality of Wellston towards the west. It is represented by two Aldermen sitting in the 22nd and 26th Wards respectively.
Not much is known in regards to Hamilton Heights’ origin and development within St. Louis. The homes within most of the neighborhood, built between 1890 and 1920, are made up of two-to-four family units … although a fair number of large single-family homes can be found within the neighborhood as well.
Residents of Hamilton Heights are served by St. Louis Public School District.
Opened to the public in 2002, Hamilton Heights Park is a one-and-a-half-acre park made up of a baseball field and single playground. The baseball field is noteworthy for being a St. Louis Cardinals’ based “Cardinals Care Baseball Field” which helps to keep local community youth baseball fields in upkeep conditioning.
The Martin Luther King Community Center, opened in 1996, houses meetings and gettogethers for the Union West Community Corporation which helps in the assistance of overall quality of life for residents.