Clayton, Missouri, the county seat of St. Louis County, is a thriving metropolitan area located west of Forest Park and north of Highway 64. The residential neighborhood along Wydown Boulevard, from the St. Louis city limits to Hanley Road, is noted for its elegant homes and innovative schools, including Washington University, Fontbonne College, Concordia Seminary.
Upscale condominiums and tall, contemporary office buildings frame the central business district of Clayton. This area, located between Maryland Avenue on the north, Shaw Park to the west and Forest Park Blvd along the south, is headquarters to many Fortune 500 companies.
Visitors and residents can browse through a fine selection of art galleries, bookstores, and specialty boutiques. Several wine shops, jewelers, florists, and music stores, and numerous antique shops can be found. For business travelers and vacationers, Clayton offers outstanding accommodations and is only 15 minutes from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, and just 10 minutes from downtown St. Louis.
Dining in Clayton is a gourmet delight with over 65 restaurants. Spend a leisurely afternoon at one of many outdoor cafes or enjoy elegant dining by candlelight at a fine restaurant. Each year, the downtown Clayton area hosts special events including the Taste of Clayton’s food festival, ‘Parties in the Park’, the saint Louis Art Fair’, and ‘Gallery Nights in Clayton.’