Downtown Kirkwood, Missouri, is located in the suburban heart of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Downtown Kirkwood has been a regional destination for area residents since trains began boarding passengers at the Kirkwood Train Station in 1853.
Today, Downtown Kirkwood retains the charm and character of the past combined with abundant shopping, dining, and entertainment in a rare pedestrian friendly outdoor ambiance. Spanning sixteen square blocks, Downtown Kirkwood is home to more than 100 specialty shops and restaurants whose owners and staff often welcome customers by name as they enter.
You'll find Downtown Kirkwood to be visitor and customer friendly, with plenty of parking.
Located within Downtown Kirkwood, the Kirkwood Public Library, Kirkwood Farmers' Market, Post Office, City Hall, YMCA, along with many shops, restaurants, and churches are within easy walking distance. Customers and employees of over 150 professional offices and service providers may never have reason to get back into their cars during the day.
The streets and sidewalks of Downtown Kirkwood are equally friendly for families with children as well as those with disabilities or special needs. Walkers, joggers, cyclists, students and strollers can all be seen daily, sharing the tree lined sidewalks of Downtown and surrounding Kirkwood neighborhoods.
Pocket parks, green space and Downtown Kirkwood stores that cater to pet lovers is why pets also enjoy visiting downtown Kirkwood. Some paw friendly shops in Downtown Kirkwood even have resident pets who will share their water bowls and treats with four legged visitors. Many dogs bring their best friend to the annual Dog Days Celebration held in September at Kirkwood Farmers' Market.
Numerous plantings and more than one hundred large flower pots that line the streets of Downtown Kirkwood enhance the experience of walking, cycling or jogging throughout the area. These amenities along with the unique and historic storefronts in the district enhance the experience of passersby.
We hope you'll visit us soon.