St. Louis is a warm and welcoming midwestern city that offers so much for residents to see, do, and enjoy. It’s well known for its beautiful Gateway Arch, its excellent sports teams, its thriving arts and culture scene including many museums, and for offering plenty of opportunity for all. Even better, it has a thriving and diverse LGBTQ community, where all can feel welcome and celebrated. The LGBTQ community in St. Louis is well-supported by a variety of resources across the city, including:

  • PFLAG Greater St. Louis: PFLAG Greater St. Louis is the city’s chapter of the national PFLAG organization, which is a support, education, and advocacy organization for LGBTQ people, as well as their families, friends, and allies. It is the largest grassroots-based family organization of its kind in the country. PFLAG St. Louis seeks to celebrate and support the city’s LGBTQ community and to create an environment of understanding so that everyone can live in a world that is safe and inclusive.
  • LGBTQ Center of St. Louis: The LGBTQ Center of St. Louis is a community center serving the greater St. Louis area that is dedicated to providing a safe and welcoming space, as well as resources and support to the LGBTQ community, and its friends, and allies. The center accomplishes this mission through education, empowerment, community building, and outreach. 
  • Growing American Youth: Growing American Youth is a community-based organization that seeks to provide a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ youth and questioning youth in the St. Louis area. The group plans events, offers resources, and provides support to the youth community in St. Louis in a wide variety of ways.
  • St. Louis LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce: The St. Louis LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce is an affiliate of the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce and is dedicated to supporting, celebrating, and building connections within the greater St. Louis business community. The group plans a variety of events and provides resources throughout the year.
  • The Queer and Trans Wellness Center: The Queer and Trans Wellness Center is a LGBTQ community center dedicated to serving the greater St. Louis Area. The group seeks to provide a broad array of human and health services for all LGBTQ people and to serve as a safe haven and advocate for the LGBTQIA+ community of Missouri.

St. Louis’s Best Neighborhoods

Without question, St. Louis has so much to offer its LGBTQ+ community, and those resources are intended to reach the LGBTQ+ community throughout the city. While there are many wonderful neighborhoods to choose from, here are a few that are particularly popular with the LGBTQ community:

  • Soulard: Soulard is also known as “The Island” by locals because the Mississippi River and highways of St. Louis cut it off from everything else. It is the oldest neighborhood in the city and is also often referred to as the “French Quarter” of St. Louis. Since the 1970s, Soulard has had a large LGBTQ community and remains so to this day. Soulard is a very walkable neighborhood with restaurants, bars, and shops lining its tree-lined streets. The median list price of homes currently for sale in Soulard is approximately $400,000.
  • Tower Grove South: Tower Grove South is by far one of the most popular LGBTQ neighborhoods in St. Louis. This neighborhood initially became popular with the LGBTQ community in the 1970s, and its popularity has only grown steadily since that time. It is known for its LGBTQ-owned and friendly restaurants, shops, bars, churches, and community centers. It is an area where you’ll see your neighbors often as dog walking, cycling, walking, and jogging are all very popular. The median list price of homes currently for sale in Tower Grove South is approximately $260,000.
  • Carondelet: The Carondelet neighborhood has a long history. Initially established in 1767 by French settlers and annexed by the city of St. Louis about 100 years later, it is a neighborhood known for its unique character and historic homes, but also for remaining surprisingly affordable. Known for being a walkable neighborhood popular with the LGBTQ community and home to several LGBTQ bars, shops, and restaurants, the Carondelet neighborhood would be an excellent place to call home. The median list price of homes currently for sale in Carondelet is approximately $214,000.

While these neighborhoods are particularly popular with the LGBTQ community, there are many other diverse, welcoming, and friendly areas of town as well that may be worth considering depending upon your budget and personal home style preferences. Regardless of which neighborhood ends up being most appealing to you, one thing is certain – you’ll need the help of a realtor who knows and loves that community to help you find the home you love, and that’s truly the best fit for you. At, we’re here to help you do exactly that.

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St. Louis is a city with so much to offer its LGBTQ community. Whether you already live in St. Louis and you’re thinking of moving to a new home, or if you’re planning to relocate to the area to enjoy all that St. Louis has to offer, at, we’re here for you. We would love to help you take the first step toward finding an agent who knows and loves the community, and who can help you find a home and a neighborhood you’ll love. We’re proud to have a network of the best realtors in St. Louis, and we would love to help connect you with one today. Contact a St. Louis gay realtor today for a free, no-obligation consultation!