For reference, when you are searching for homes in the metropolitan St Louis area, one of the common starting points is the geographic area that you are interested in, as well as price, home amenities and school districts (we have over 30 school districts). As a result, I've prepared the following "short-course" on what cities and towns are located in what areas.
The Mid-Central area includes: Brentwood, Crystal Lake Park, Des Peres, Frontenac, Glendale, Huntleigh, Kirkwood, Ladue, Maplewood, Olivette, Richmond Heights, Rock Hill, St Louis County (unincorporated areas), University City, Warson Woods, Webster Groves
The West County area which includes: Allenton, Ballwin,
Clarkson Valley, Clayton, Country Life Acres,
Creve Coeur, Des Peres, Earth City,
Ellisville, Eureka, Fenton, Glencoe, Grover,
Maryland Heights, Olivette, Peerless Park, St Albans, St Louis County (unincorporated areas), Town and Country, Twin Oaks, Valley Park,
The South County area which includes: Affton, Bayless,
Belle Villa, Crestwood, Fenton, Grantwood Village, Green Park, Lakeshire, MacKenzie, Marlborough,
Mehlville, Oakland, St George, St Louis County (unincorporated areas), Sappington, Shrewsbury, Sunset Hills, Wilbur Park.
The North County area which includes: Bellefontaine Neighbors, Bellerive, Bell-Nor, Bellridge, Berkeley, Beverly Hill, Black Jack, Breckenridge Hills, Bridgeton, Calverton Park, Charlack, Cool Valley, Country Club Hills, Dellwood, Edmundson, Ferguson, Florissant, Flordell Hills, Glen Echo Park, Greendale, Hanley Hills, Hazelwood, Hillsdale, Jennings, Kinloch, Moline Acres, Normandy, Norwood Court, Northwoods, Overland, Pagedale, Pasedena Hills, Pasedena Park, Pine Lawn, Riverview, St Ann, St John, St Louis County (unincorporated areas), Spanish Lake, Sycamore Hills, Uplands Park, Velda City, Velda Village Hills, Vinita Park, Vinita Terrace, Wellston, Woodson Terrace