7020 Plymouth Avenue, University City MO 63130
Offered at $150000, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths
7020 Plymouth Avenue is located in University City, Mo. It was built in 1928. From the lions flanking the front porch to the clay tile roof, you know you are experiencing the flavor of the charm of University City homes.
The spacious living room has hardwood floors. The fireplace has stained glass windows and bookshelves on both sides. It has some very good natural northern light. Oh, and check out the craftmanship of the arched doorway leading to the dining room.7020 Plymouth Avenue is a traditional brick 1.5 story home of the 1920’s era. It is not an open floor plan but the flow is good and the rooms are large. If so inclined, the kitchen doorway could be opened up a little but, quite frankly, the trend is going back to a more separate lifestyle again (so you can keep some of the clutter of living a little hidden). Check out this large dining room with southern exposure. Additionally, it has stained glass windows and shows off the archways.
The current owners love the kitchen. It also has good light. The old “milk box” and ironing board closet add storage. The doorway leading to a deck and the level back yard add the comforts of family living. It has a new floor.
The three bedrooms upstairs are again spacious. The master bedroom is 20×13. It also has natural northern light. It has one large closet but could easily handle another large closet by making the room 18×13 with a closet against the west wall. All of the bedrooms have hardwood floors. The current owners found the original bathroom floor by removing the linoleum that covered it when they bought it.
The basement is an added bonus as it is partially finished. The current owners use it as an office and a large play area for the children. The biggest bonus here is the full bathroom.
7020 Plymouth is located in the municipality of University City. The City of University City was formally incorporated in 1906 just after the World’s Fair in St. Louis. Its name reflects its proximity to several universities. It abuts Washington University on the south side but is within a short very short distance of: St Louis University, Fontbonne University and the University of Missouri St Louis (UMSL).
The Delmar Loop is a destination street and a main attraction in University City. It is listed as a top ten destination street nationally. It is an avante garde atmosphere where artisans have the verve to follow their dreams. It is lined with unique shops and eateries. The 24/7 Peacock Diner is one of its newest places and a favorite of the “after 1” party crowd.
University City is one of the larger municipalities in St Louis County. According to the 2010 Census the population is 35,351. The breakdown is: American Indian & Alaskan native alone – .25%; Asian alone – 4.25%; Black or African American alone – 41.09%; Native Hawaiian and other Pacific native alone – .03%; some other race alone – .94%; Two or more races – 2.67%; white alone – 50.76%.
University City has many parks and facilities for its residents which include Ruth Park Golf Course, the Heman Park Community Center, Centennial Commons Recreation Facility and Swimming Pool. In all it has 17 parks of approximately 255 acres, green space of about 34 acres, 15 play equipment areas, 15 ball diamonds, 10 soccer and football fields and 2 ponds.
7020 Plymouth Avenue is in the University City School District. The elementary school is Pershing Elementary, Brittanny Woods Middle School and University City High School. They have just hired a dynamic new superintendent, Dr. Sharonica Hardin-Bartley. Here is a partial list of some of the private elementary schools in the University City area.
7020 Plymouth Avenue has a walk score of 59 which is considered somewhat walkable. I think it’s a little better than that. It is walkable to a couple of grocery stores and restaurants and very walkable to Centennial Commons, tennis courts and the Heman Park pool. It is only a 6 minute walk to The Delmar Loop and bikeable to Forest Park and within a short walk to the 91 Olive bus.