"Formally established in 1934, Des Peres experienced rapid residential development that transformed the rural area into a major urban center. From 1950 to 1960, the population of Des Peres nearly tripled. In addition to new subdivisions being built, the area is also experiencing redevelopment in existing neighborhoods resulting in older homes being replaced with new construction.
Parkway School District and Kirkwood School District both fall in the area of Des Peres, along with several private schools.
Various outdoor parks, a recreation center called The Lodge, and convenient shopping at West County Center, makes Des Peres a desirable and bustling neighborhood for all families. "