The City of Clayton is best described as a vibrant, secure suburban community with a metropolitan flair. It is recognized as one of the most desirable communities in which to live and work in the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Clayton's outstanding residential neighborhoods offer a choice of living styles, which include single-family homes, condominiums and multiple-family dwellings. Much of the residential area is within walking distance of specialty boutiques, galleries and cafes, all of which compliments the impressive architecture of Clayton's bustling business district. Clayton is the hub of metropolitan St. Louis, the seat of St. Louis County, home to a number of the nation's leading corporations, and three institutions of higher education: Washington University, Fontbonne University and Concordia Seminary. Clayton's community services are incomparable. Clayton's police, fire, ambulance and paramedic protection are unsurpassed in the region. The Clayton School District consistently ranks as one of the best in the country. Exceptional parks programs meet citizens' year-round needs. The Center of Clayton, a collaborative effort between the City and Clayton School District, offers state-of-the-art fitness, athletic and meeting facilities.

Since the City's incorporation in 1913, Clayton has experienced a long, steady and prosperous growth. Today a special lifestyle is created by the unique balance between a vibrant business community and premier residential living, which is made possible through a united effort on the part of our residents, business community and City government.

We welcome you to Clayton and invite your questions and comments.

Harold Sanger, Mayor

2019 State of the City