Jane W., M2

Brentwood is a suburban neighborhood located southwest of Forest Park. Granted, it’s probably not the most exciting area of St. Louis, but it is a highly sensible place to make your home for the next four years. Rent and condo prices are generally more affordable, as compared to Clayton and the Central West End. Within a few blocks of each other, you have access to the St. Louis Galleria, Nordstrom Rack, Trader Joe’s, Target, Whole Foods … and the list goes on. The surrounding area is mostly residential, filled with a good mix of young professionals, families, and retirees. Living in Brentwood is probably more suitable for people who can drive. The area has ready access to several of St. Louis’ major highways, and the commute to school is 10 minutes by car on Interstate 64. However, you can also ride the MetroLink using the free Metro pass distributed to WUSM students, and there are free parking garages so you can drive to the station. Brentwood is a great option outside of the Central West End for those looking for a space that’s affordable, safe, convenient, and comfortable.