Useful Tips about the Neighborhood

Useful tips about the neighborhood


Most residents use washing machines in the basement of their buildings. Keep a roll or two of quarters on hand. You can get them from:

Commerce Bank, 6630 Delmar Boulevard
Schnuck’s, 6920 Olive Boulevard
Nearest Laundromat Loop Laundry at 877 Kingsland Avenue uses cards instead of coins.


The public library, 6701 Delmar, has public access (but you’ll need a library card) computers with broadband connections and printers, as well as photocopiers. 727-3150

Starbucks, at the corner of Delmar and Melville Avenue, has Wi-Fi.
The nearest cluster of large electronics stores and other big-box retailers is on Hanley Road, just south of I-64.


Useful websites and phone numbers

All phone numbers in the city and inner suburbs have area code 314, which isn’t necessary to dial. The outer suburbs have 636.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Bus and Metrolink maps and schedules
University City government and events 862-6767
Info on Delmar shops, bars and restaurants

Police non-emergency number 505-8651
U. City animal control 505-8500
Laclede Gas 621-6960
AmerenMissouri 621-3222
Washington University bus info 935-4140


The two nearest gas stations:
Shell, corner of  Delmar and Skinker boulevards
BP, corner of Olive and Kingsland boulevards
Advanced Auto Parts, 6901 Olive Boulevard
Repair shop Miller Bros., 7170 Vernon Avenue 863-1222
Car and driver licensing is handled by the Department of Revenue ( Nearest license office is 7638 Forsyth (863-5331) in Clayton.


Nearest vet  Kingsbury Animal Hospital, 420 N.Skinker Blvd. 721-6251
Dog licensing Collector’s office, City Hall, 6801 Delmar Blvd. 862-6767
U. City Dog Play Area, 6860 Vernon Avenue

Refuse and recycling

Trash collection for most of our neighborhood is Monday. Extra collections are scheduled during student move-in and move-out times. Department of Public Works 505-8560

Recycling in our neighborhood is inchoate. It’s best to take your cans bottles etc. to the transfer station, 975 Pennsylvania Avenue.
A paper recycling bin is located at the end of Sgt. Mike King Drive.
Televisions, computers and appliances can be recycled at Midwest Recycling Center
Bicycles St. Louis Bicycle Works
Styrofoam, bubble wrap, mattresses


Our political structure is unusual. St. Louis City is a county in itself, separate from St. Louis County. If you live in the larger portion of Parkview Gardens which is on the County side, you will go to the complex at Central Avenue and Forsyth Boulevard in Clayton, the county seat, for most official business. It’s only a couple of miles to the southwest, left on Big Bend, right on Forest Park. It’s on the Red Line of MetroLink. 615-5000  For city residents, information is at

University City City Hall (314) 862-6767

Parkview Gardens is in the Second Ward. Our city councilmembers are:

L. Michael Glicker (314) 882-6432

Paulette Carr (314) 727-0919

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