Contemporary Living Spaces, Designed for Students

When your college students are ready for off-campus living, they need a home that’s comfortable, modern, and conducive to their academic lifestyle. You’ll find it all with The Icon. We offer apartments that are styled specifically with students in mind, offering premium living spaces, modern features, and a home environment that inspires students to work hard (and play hard too).

The Social Pledge

To ensure The Icon continue to meet your expectations, we work together to maintain the four pillars of The Social Pledge:


Constant Communication

Thanks to our dependable contact options, it’s easy for you or your college student to pay rent, submit a maintenance request, and communicate with our team anytime you want. Download our app for Android or iPhone, take advantage of our SMS texting capabilities, use our online communications portal, or just call our 24/7 customer service line. We’re there when you need us.



Looking for a compatible roommate? We can help. Our roommate matching services start with a detailed questionnaire for your college student to complete. The answers help us find someone with similar interests and lifestyle goals, ensuring a great fit. We also have Social communal spaces and resident-exclusive events where neighbors can meet, mingle, and build genuine friendships.


Community Rewards

Download our Community Rewards mobile app for incentives each time you write a review, submit a referral, fill out a survey, or complete a resident challenge. Through our points program and gift card rewards, you can engage with the community and earn great items from your favorite retailers.


Easing the Financial Burden

Everyone has different leasing needs, and we’re happy to accommodate yours. We offer flexible options that include room and individual bed arrangements; monthly, semi-annual, and annual payment plans; and inclusive rates—all with no double talk or hidden fees. Students have enough stress, rent payments shouldn’t be one of them.

Centrally Located Off-Campus Living

We’re proud to present the finest student living options near St. Louis University. Give your child an unforgettable college experience at The Icon.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have a million things to worry about when your child goes off to college, but thanks to The Icon, you can take housing off the list. Our premium apartment options are modern, meticulously maintained, and set in a prime location—so when it comes to your college student’s home base, you can rest easy.

  I am new to off-campus housing. Can you tell me a little about it?

The full college experience is just minutes away at The Icon. Our convenient and central location makes us an ideal housing provider for students attending St. Louis University, Harris Stowe University, and Washington University. Our multimillion dollar renovation represents our commitment to offering the most value for our students by meeting various housing needs with flexible leasing options and a wide array of amenities. All floor plans are available to lease privately, or you can utilize our free roommate matching services and lease for less. Your individual liability lease will include access to all community areas such as our 24-hour fitness facility, Think Tanks, and Technology Center that features iMacs, PCs, and complimentary printing. We also have renovated amenities such as our Meditation Room, Cinema, Game Room, and a Bike Share program! Take a break from your studies and hang out in our courtyard with barbecue grills and yard games or join us for our weekly resident events with our friendly on-site team!

  How far is the community from campus?

The Icon is located at the intersection of Forest Park Ave and S Grand Blvd, just 5 miles from St. Louis University and 8 miles from Harris Stowe University.

  Do you have to be a student?

No! In fact, with its convenient location to I-64, I-55, and I-70, we are an ideal location for anyone!

  Do you have a bus stop and how often does it run?

We are just a few steps from St. Louis University and Harris Stowe University, so depending on which school you are attending, a bus may not be necessary. For schedules and maps for the Metro St. Louis bus, please visit their website. There is also a shuttle service offered directly through St. Louis University called Billiken Shuttle service.

  I do not have any roommates in mind. Do you offer roommate matching?

Absolutely! Every student is unique, so during the leasing process we utilize our state-of-the-art roommate matching software that knows just the right questions to ensure the best matches possible.

  What is included in the rent?

All of our studio, one, two, three and four-bedroom apartment homes come with all utilities including electricity, water, sewer, trash, internet, and cable! On-site parking is available in our heated underground parking garage for a nominal fee.

  Do you offer furniture?

Yes, each unit is fully furnished with modern selections! Furnished units include a full-size bed frame with mattress, dresser, night stand, desk, and chair. Each living room is equipped with a leather couch, chair, end table, dining room set, entertainment center, coffee table, and 42-inch flat screen TV!

  Do you allow pets?

Yes, pets are permitted at our community! We even have a Bark Park with an obstacle course for your furry friends to play! All pets must be registered prior to entering the community. There is a one-time Pet Fee of $300 and $20 per month in Pet Rent due for each animal at the community. Additionally, our community has a 2-pet maximum per apartment.

  What safety measurements are in place?

We want to do everything we can to ensure that you enjoy a comfortable living environment. A key fob is required to gain access to the buildings, attached parking garage, main lobby, and amenities. We also have a courtesy patrol that monitors the community in the evenings. We encourage all residents to report any suspicious activity to our courtesy patrol team and as always, dial 911 for emergencies.

  How do I pay the rent?

Rent is due on the 1st day of each month. We have an easy online payment system that allows you to pay any time of the day. You never have to worry about late fees if you opt into our automatic withdrawal option. You are also more than welcome to pay by check or money order in the office during regular business hours.

  Can I pay up front?

Yes! You may also pay by semester.

  Do you provide on-site maintenance? How do we report any maintenance related issues?

Yes, we do have on-site maintenance. Our online Resident Portal makes it easy to submit work requests online directly to our office staff. Our maintenance staff is great at quickly responding to our residents’ needs! You will know when your work is completed via email by receiving a satisfaction survey. We love to hear the opinions of our residents so that we can continually improve our services.

  I am ready to live here! What is the first step?

Great! We look forward to having you! We ask that the resident fills out an online application. It only takes 15-20 minutes! If you are signing with a guarantor, they may also complete their portion of the application at the same time. It’s that easy!