Welcome to West County
Secluded, suburban, and private outer edge of St. Louis
Those new to the area will quickly notice that West County isn’t a city. Instead, this region refers to the collection of cities that sit on the western side of St. Louis. This includes places such as Wildwood, Twin Oaks, Valley Park, Clarkson Valley, and Manchester. These locales and several others comprise West County, which is over 20 miles west of St. Louis.
This area has numerous perks for locals — including highly-rated public schools, convenient shopping, secluded neighborhoods, and suburban living that is set far from the busyness of city life. Houses in all West County towns provide ample square footage for every family size. Properties are priced similarly to that of other close by suburban cities.
What to Love
- Private and secluded neighborhoods
- Great schools
- Peaceful communities
- Close to convenient shopping
West County offers residents serene neighborhoods that are undisturbed, friendly, and attractive. Whether searching for homes in Ballwin or Manchester, you can’t go wrong. Communities have a private and secluded feel yet are close to main areas for commercial businesses. You can have the best of both suburban life and big city convenience when residing in West County.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
Throughout West County, there are several primary destinations for shopping, dining, and entertainment.
One of the biggest is located along Manchester Road. As you drive on this street, you’ll see local favorite restaurants such as Mi Lupita, Phoenicia Mediterranean Deli, Joey B’s Food & Drink
, Big Chief Roadhouse
, Rice Thai Bistro
, and Smokee Mo’s St. Louis BBQ. Nearby, run all of your errands at Target, Lowe’s Home Improvement, Marshalls, Schnucks Ballwin
, JOANN Fabrics and Crafts, Old Navy, and many others.
Things to Do
Another highly desirable aspect of living in West County is its close proximity to so many attractions and spaces for recreation.
Toward the far edge of West County, plan a day of thrills and excitement at Six Flags St. Louis
. Ride roller coasters such as American Thunder and Fireball, or keep things tame by riding beloved family attractions. When the weather turns chilly, make plans to enjoy a day or weekend at Hidden Valley Ski Resort
. As a winter sports haven, you can go snow tubing, downhill skiing, and night skiing.
Love being out in nature? Castlewood State Park is a giant outdoor space that is part of West County. Enjoy a day of mountain biking, wildlife watching, or hiking at this ultra-popular park. Another excellent area park is the Dr. Edmund A. Babler Memorial State Park. Here, you can go camping, ride horses, or take a leisurely hike through the awe-inspiring landscape.
West County is known for having a wonderful selection of top-rated schools. You can find outstanding public schools in the immediate area at all grade levels.