Imperial and Kimmswick, Missouri Real Estate

History and progress intersect in the Kimmswick and Imperial neighborhoods of Missouri. A short drive from St. Louis, the area is rich in history and offers affordable housing options.  According to the St. Louis multiple listing service, the median sale price for a home in Imperial, Missouri is $144,500.

Located strategically along the Mississippi River and near railroad lines, this portion of St Louis real estate was a stopping point for trading in the 1800s, as shared on  “Kimmswick was founded by Theodore Kimm in 1859,” who was “a successful St. Louis dry goods merchant,” states the site. By the mid-1800s, the website states that Kimmswick “flourished with an iron forge, grist mill, limestone quarries, brewery and large greenhouses that shipped fresh flowers to St. Louis.” At one time, there was even an amusement park on the location and visitors enjoyed the benefits of natural spring water.

Although Kimmswick has changed since those early settlement days, a movement has been made to restore the historical heritage. Today, Kimmswick is a hub of historical activity that includes tourism, retail and festivals.

Imperial real estate and Kimmswick are closely connected.  According to, nearby Imperial “was originally known as West Kimmswick.”  History buffs will be interested to learn that Imperial is home to the Mastadon State Park, which features information and displays of fossils key to the area. Birdwatching and hiking are also available.

For those seeking to relocate to the community, the majority of available housing is currently located in Imperial. Home prices typically run from the mid-$100,000s to $300,000 from frame and/or brick structures with a fair amount of newer construction available, especially in the Mayfield Farms Estates subdivision that is in the area of Old Highway M and Kneff Road. Your Prudential Select Properties agent can help you located Imperial open houses or Imperial homes for sale. Please contact us for a personalized home buying or selling plan or click to see homes for sale and open houses in Imperial and Kimmswick.

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