Centrally located just west of St Louis city, this region of tree-lined residential streets, bustling business districts, golf and tennis clubs, dog parks and community centers is home to some of the area's most affluent neighborhoods and top-rated schools. This area boasts the highest per capita income in Missouri. Clayton, the county seat and government center, lies just west of Forest Park, offering a sophisticated downtown with trendy shops and celebrated restaurants, nestled among high-rise condos, European style townhomes, and stately private residences. Just South of I-64 is the small yet progressive city of Brentwood, with plazas, malls, commercial centers, and a variety of housing options featuring both older and newer residential homes, condominiums, and apartments. Northwest of Forest Park is the diverse and eclectic community of University City. At the center of this vibrant community is 'The Loop', a unique collection of specialty stores, boutiques, music venues and restaurants. West of I-170 (the inner belt) draws you into the quiet residential neighborhoods of Ladue, Frontenac, Olivette, and other wonderful places to work, live, and play. Webster Groves and Kirkwood are nestled in the southern area of the mid-county region. Quaint shopping districts featuring boutique shops and restaurants along with historic homes make these communities highly desirable.