Des Peres (pronounced like "de pear" locally) is a central community in St. Louis County. It is primarily a residential area with several parks and West County Mall.
Most of the residential areas were developed around 1970-1980 and are mostly single family ranch style homes. Recently newer luxury homes have started to be built on "tear down" lots due to the convenience of this central community.
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Des Peres Properties