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Crestwood is a city in south St. Louis County, Missouri, United States, part of the Metropolitan Statistical Area known as Greater St. Louis. The population was 11,912 at the 2010 census.
In 2011, Bloomberg Businessweek magazine named Crestwood the "Best Place to Raise Kids in Missouri," lauding the community for top-tier schools and excellent municipal services.
Crestwood is located at 38°33′27″N 90°22′34″W (38.557552, -90.376152).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.60 square miles (9.32 km2), all of it land.
Crestwood is home to several public parks, including Crestwood Park, featuring baseball and soccer fields, a playground, and tennis courts, and Whitecliff Park, featuring the Crestwood Community Center and the Crestwood Aquatic Center, a public water park. Adjacent to Whitecliff Park in the small city of Grantwood Village is the animal reserve owned by Anheuser-Busch called Grant's Farm, which is free and open to the public during the summer. Grant's Farm, now home to free-roaming buffalo, zebras, and deer among other animals, is located on property formerly owned by president Ulysses S. Grant in the period between the Mexican War and the Civil War.
Crestwood is the burial place of Sgt. John Sappington. He was a Revolutionary War soldier who was a personal bodyguard to Gen.