About Webster Groves

City of Webster Groves

About Webster Groves

The City of Webster Groves is a predominantly residential community located in southeastern St. Louis County. Webster Groves has its origins as five separate communities along adjacent railroad lines. Webster, Old Orchard, Webster Park, Tuxedo Park, and Selma merged in 1896 in order to implement public services and develop a unified city government. The City of Webster Groves has received a great deal of attention for its suitability as a place to live, work and raise a family, as well as recent acclaim as a culinary destination.

Webster Groves was named as Missouri’s 2013 Creative Community by the Missouri Arts Council. The City is known for its long-standing foundation in the arts, with cultural anchors such as The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, The Community Music School and Webster University.

The National Council for Home Safety and Security has named Webster Groves as Missouri’s safest city

In 2021, Webster Groves was named as Missouri’s safest city by the National Council for Home Safety and Security. The City logged a crime rate just above 1 per 1,000 in 2018, while its property crime rate is just one-third of the national rate.

Mission Statement

Webster Groves provides residents, businesses, organizations, and visitors with exemplary, fiscally sound, and responsive services to enrich and strengthen our community and our natural environment.

Statement of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Webster Groves welcomes and supports the unique and individual qualities of each resident, business owner, employee and visitor to our community. We are committed to promoting diversity, respectful conduct, and equitable service; we strive to be an inclusive place for all; and we condemn discrimination. In all that we do as a City, we pledge to treat everyone with equity and without bias, regardless of their race, creed, religion, language, national origin, gender identity, marital status, familial status, citizenship, sexual orientation, age, income, physical appearance, or ability.