The city of Crestwood is located in St. Louis County with its closest city neighbors being Grantwood Village, Sunset Hills, Oakland and Sappington. At the time of the 2010 census, Crestwood’s population was 11,912 residents, occupying a total 5,234 housing units. The city covers a total area of 3.60 square miles of land, and shares a zip code (63126) with neighboring city of Sappington.
One of Crestwood’s earliest landowners was John Sappington, a Revolutionary War soldier who served as the personal bodyguard to General George Washington at Valley Forge. When the war was over, Sappington relocated his family from Virginia to the area encompassing Crestwood to start a new life. He acquired 681 acres of land for a fee of $800 — a large sum of money at the time — and started building his first family home, the famous Thomas Sappington House, in 1808. Over time, the family of Sappington spread and grew to be distinguished settlers in the region.
Eventually, the area of Crestwood became a region where truck farmers conducted business in the early 1900s. Businesses developed along Watson Road after the construction of Highway 66 in 1930, and motels were created along the highway a decade later. During the turn of the century, home owners within the area felt the time was right for incorporation, and in 1947, Crestwood would be incorporated as a village before being reincorporated two years later as a fourth-class city.
Residents within larger portions of Crestwood are served by Lindbergh School District, while smaller portions are served by the Webster Groves and Affton School Districts.
Although it has been vacant since 2013, the Crestwood Court, originally known under the names of Crestwood Plaza and Westfield Crestwood, was one of the most important landmarks of the area. As St. Louis County’s first major shopping mall, it was also the first to include more than one department store. In 2016, Crestwood officials approved a redevelopment plan for a new multi-use project to be constructed on the old mall’s area.
The Thomas Sappington House, named after one of John Sappington’s two sons, is the oldest preserved brick house in all of St. Louis County. Over 100 volunteers are staffed to help visitors with historic house tours that capture a glimpse into pre-incorporated life of the Crestwood area during the early 19th century.
The Crestwood Aquatic Center, located in Crestwood’s Whitecliff Park, is the area’s summer getaway with a 25 x 25-meter multi-purpose lap pool, a lazy river, diving boards galore, a family play area and much, much more. Opened to the pubic in the summer of 2002, the Center is a perfect place to beat the heat from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend.
|Mayor of Crestwood||
|Board of Aldermen Members||
|City Attorney||Lisa Stump||(314) 621-2939|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Dan O’Brien||(314) 729-4776|
|Municipal Judge||Jason Denney||(314) 631-0200|
|Court Administrator||Stacey Fields||(314) 729-4776|
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|Public Works Director||
|Crestwood Fire Department||
|Crestwood Police Department||