Introduction to Olivette, Missouri
Olivette, Missouri, in St. Louis county, is located 5 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is included in the Saint Louis metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 7,438 people resided in Olivette.
Olivette was first settled in the mid 1800s. At that time, it was a small farming community. It was located along an old Indian trail called Bonhomme Road. Olivette was incorporated in 1930 by merging the communities of Tower Hill, Stratmann, Central and Olive. The first brick schoolhouse of St. Louis County was built in Olivette.
Olivette and nearby Attractions
- Saint Louis Zoo
- Missouri Botanical Garden
- Saint Louis Holocaust Museum
- Scott Joplin House State Historic Site
- Horseshoe Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area
- Castlewood State Park
Things To Do In Olivette
The Shaw Park Aquatic Center and the Saint Louis Zoo are each accessible from Olivette. Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Ruth Park Golf Course. The Chatillon-Demenil Mansion, the Ulysses S. Grant Farm, the Jefferson Barracks Historical Park, the Magic House, the Saint Louis Children's Museum and the Saint Louis Science Center are some of the major attractions. The Frank Holten State Recreation Area provides facilities for boating and fishing. It also includes a golf course and scenic picnic areas.
Lambert-St Louis International is nearby.
Olivette Higher Education
Washington University, Webster University and Maryville University of Saint Louis are the local universities.