The School of Medicine is located in the city’s Central West End, where student lifestyles are accommodated by sidewalk cafes, coffee houses, bistros, bookstores, eclectic shops and affordable housing. Many students choose to live in this area, with affordable options ranging from new modern condominiums to elegant historic homes, many on tree-lined streets. Inviting eateries abound. And it’s all just steps from the Medical Campus. The distinctive, diverse neighborhood dates from the late 1800s, as St. Louis prepared to host the 1904 World’s Fair.

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Washington University Medical Campus has played an integral role in shaping this fascinating neighborhood. 

“A Place Worth Saving: The Story of the Central West End” »
An oral history from St. Louis’ public television network  

“Anchor: How Medical Center visionaries helped save the Central West End” »
From Washington University School of Medicine’s Outlook magazine 

Explore the Central West End Association newsletter

Check out the Central West End Directory