Richmond Heights is a city in St. Louis County, Missouri. It is an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, United States. The population was 8,603 at the 2010 census. According to Robert L. Ramsay, the name was suggested by Robert E. Lee, who thought the topography of the area resembled Richmond, Virginia.
Panera Bread was formerly headquartered in Richmond Heights with a St. Louis Bread Co. bakery-cafe (as they are locally known) located across the street. The Sisters of Saint Mary hospital, a movie theater, various notable small businesses, specialty shops, and franchised business locations. The Saint Louis Galleria is a prominent shopping mall in the area, and a large source of municipal revenue. The Parkmoor restaurant was a local institution in neighboring Clayton that used to face Oak Knoll Park, also in Clayton right across from Richmond Heights on the north side of Clayton Road. It was demolished as part of a Walgreens drugstore expansion. The Clayton store has a Richmond Heights zip code.
Public education in Richmond Heights is administered by Maplewood Richmond Heights School District.
Richmond Heights has a public library, the Richmond Heights Memorial Library.
Richmond Heights, Missouri
The Boulevard shopping area, June 2010
Location of Richmond Heights, Missouri
|• Mayor||Jim Thomson|
|• City Manager||Amy Hamilton|
|• Total||2.30 sq mi (5.96 km2)|
|• Land||2.30 sq mi (5.96 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
||528 ft (161 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||3,700/sq mi (1,400/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0756579|
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