Maplewood is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in St. Louis County, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,046 at the 2010 census.Maplewood was established around the turn of the 20th century. Maplewood was one of the early suburbs of St. Louis. Located just outside the city limits, Maplewood was located at the end of one of St. Louis's streetcar lines and was also located near major railroads.
It was built as a bedroom community. Advertising suggested that people should get away from the city (in an era of common and sooty commercial, industrial, and domestic coal burning) and enjoy the fresh air of less densely populated areas like Maplewood. Maplewood's historic residential areas were mostly built from 1900–1910 and a number of well-preserved homes remain. Several of these homes have remained in the same family for generations.
Maplewood is currently being revitalized by an influx of restaurants, businesses, and shops around Manchester Ave., Sutton Ave., and the Greenwood Historic District.
Under a local nuisance ordinance, a person who calls the police for domestic violence more than twice in 180 days can face eviction. In 2012, a woman was evicted from her home after she had called the police four times to request protection from physical assaults by her ex-boyfriend. She became homeless in the process. In 2017, the ACLU filed a lawsuit on behalf of the victim, claiming that the Maplewood nuisance ordinance violates the First Amendment right to petition the government for assistance, as well as the rights to travel, equal protection and due process. In 2018, the ordinance was revised to eliminate language that allowed officials to fine or evict people who were victims of crime.
Manchester Road passes through Maplewood, Missouri
Location of Maplewood, Missouri
|Coordinates: 38°36′45″N 90°19′17″WCoordinates: 38°36′45″N 90°19′17″W|
|• Total||1.56 sq mi (4.04 km2)|
|• Land||1.56 sq mi (4.04 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
||505 ft (154 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||5,200/sq mi (2,000/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0756345|
|Website||City of Maplewood official website|