Sometimes I find myself wishing I could live “on the water,” near an ocean or lake somewhere, and then I remember what’s right in my own backyard: two of the greatest rivers in North America. I live barely 15 minutes from the Confluence, and yet months can go by before I recall this incredible connection to nature.
I think it’s actually pretty easy to forget the rivers in St. Louis. The Mississippi is largely hemmed in by industrial uses, and the Missouri only has a handful of public access points. Limit that even further by looking for residential properties on the rivers and you’ll understand just how rare and special these current listings are…
1125 Indian Bluff, Spanish Lake – This is the rarest of the rare in that it’s actually located right near the Confluence. You can see both the Mississippi and the Missouri from here while also enjoying 3.9 acres of land, 4000 square feet of living space, an inground pool and a vineyard! 4 bedrooms + 3.5 baths, listed by JP Walsh, Equity Missouri, for $444,000. (13125 Fountainhead Ridge right up the road is also pretty sweet.)
550 Flintlock, unincorporated SoCo – At the other end of town, down near Cliff Cave Park, you’ll find another cool river property. A little smaller, on a little less land, but OH the view!! This updated 1952 ranch overlooks the Mississippi and sits on 1.26 acres. Don’t miss the fabulous screened-in porch!! 3+2, 1316sf, listed by my fellow IWA alum Karen Schindler, Keller Williams, for $299,900.
519 Kampville Ct, Orchard Farm – If you’re the type who wants to be right up on the water, not just watching it from afar, you won’t get any closer than this one-of-a-kind house in rural St. Chuck. It’s so close to the Mississippi, it’s being sold with a boat and trailer! Even better, the freshly updated interior will simply WOW you! 2+1, 1367sf, 1.19 acres, listed by Nelda Marren, Coldwell Banker, for $219,900.
7204 Christopher, unincorporated SoCo – Want a mix of vintage charm and exquisite views for miles? Then don’t miss this 1934 bungalow on a prime section of the Mississippi Bluffs. It sits on just .58 acres but the vista is primo and the Tudor details inside are totally worth a look. 3+3, 1696sf, listed by Sue Kirkpatrick, Coldwell Banker, for $379,000.
16950 Old Jamestown, unincorporated NoCo – Speaking of Tudor details and great views, this 1935 ranch on the Missouri Bluffs is certainly a prize. It has loads of space and fantastic potential, but when I say it needs a full gut rehab, I mean it. I think the price is a bit high considering the sheer volume of work that needs to be done here, but where else can you find a 3119-square-foot house on 3.26 riverfront acres for less than $300k?? Listed by Mike McAvoy, McAvoy Realty, for $289,900.
If you’d like a buyer’s agent to show you any of these unique properties, give me a call! I’d be happy to celebrate our awesome river heritage right along with you!