About The Neighborhood

The Skinker DeBaliviere Neighborhood can trace roots to the 1904 World’s Fair, an event that spurred the rapid development of the institutions and homes in the area. Today, the neighborhood continues to be one of the most vital and livable neighborhoods in the metropolitan area, due in large part to the dedication of its residents and institutions.

A major attraction for homeowners is the great diversity of housing in Skinker DeBaliviere. Ranging from historic single-family homes on quiet private and public streets, to newly constructed town homes in Kingsbury Square, to gracious two-family flats and apartment buildings, the neighborhood offers a wide selection of housing options. Nearly all homes include spacious rooms, and most are ornamented with the exquisitely detailed millwork, art glass and fireplace mantles of the early 20th century style. This traditional architectural beauty, along with a gracious yet thoroughly modern lifestyle, has not only kept many families happily anchored in the neighborhood for generations, but has resulted in the return of several second and third generation Skinker DeBaliviere families who had previously moved away.

The neighborhood was designated a Local Historic District by the City of St. Louis in 1978, and the private subdivision of Parkview is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.


The Skinker DeBaliviere Neighborhood is a beautiful historic neighborhood  with charming brick residences and tree-lined streets located in the west end of the City of St. Louis. It is bounded by the city limits on the west, Delmar Boulevard on the north, DeBaliviere Avenue on the east, and Lindell Boulevard on the south. The neighborhood is within walking distance to Washington University, Forest Park and the University City Loop.

Member Neighborhoods within Skinker DeBaliviere include Kingsbury Square, Nina Place, Parkview, Rosedale and Washington Heights.

View the map below of the City of St. Louis, showing the Skinker DeBaliviere Neighborhood identified as area #46.


Skinker DeBaliviere Neighborhood

2010 Demographics (Total)

Population: 4,077
White alone: 2,029 Black or African American alone: 1,544
American Indian and Alaska Native alone: 17 Asian alone: 353
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone: 1 Other: 17
Two or More Races: 116

Hispanic or Latino (Total)

Population: 122

Demographics (18 Years or Older)

Population: 3,496
White alone: 1,788 Black or African American alone: 1,288
American Indian and Alaska Native alone: 11 Asian alone: 333
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone: 1 Other: 14
Two or More Races: 61

Hispanic or Latino (18 Years or Older)

Population: 95

Housing Units

Total 2,162
Occupied 1,920 Vacant 242