Best Places to Live: Lake Saint Louis, MO
Located near the intersection of I-64 and I-70, Lake Saint Louis is one of the area’s most sought-after places to live in the St. Louis/St. Charles metropolitan area. Residents are inexplicably drawn to its large lakes, five parks, three golf courses, outstanding shopping, dining and entertainment venues, and excellent health care facilities.
The development of 600-acre, man-made Lake Saint Louis and the surrounding area began in 1961 as a private weekend getaway destination named “Harbor Town.” However, because the original investors lacked adequate financing and business experience, the development company was foreclosed on in 1966.
In 1967, one of the secondary investors, R. T. Crow, bought the other developers out and instead of just a weekend community, he decided to build a new city. Later that year, St. Charles County approved the preliminary plan, and the second lake, 85-acre Lake Saint Louise, opened in 1969.
The city was officially incorporated by the State of Missouri in 1975, and in 1977, the name was changed to “Lake Saint Louis.” Today, it has a population of approximately 16,000 and has been recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation as a “Tree City USA” for doing its part in promoting a greener city.
Convenient Location & Easy Living
Lake Saint Louis is located in one of St. Charles County’s most best locations. Situated at the crossroads of Interstates I-64 and I-70, residents have quick, easy access to St. Charles City and County, as well as St. Louis City and County, so commuting is a breeze.
SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – Lake Saint Louis, which is located at I-70 and Lake Saint Louis Boulevard, is a 216-bed, state-designated Level III Trauma Center, and a Level II Time Critical Diagnosis STEMI Center. It specializes in Emergency Services, Pediatrics, Heart, orthopedics, Cancer Care, and Women’s Health. The Family Birthplace labor and delivery unit is the leading provider of Obstetrics and High Risk Obstetrical Care in St. Charles County. In 2019, The Family Birthplace received the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award and has a four-star rating with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
There are also two other well-known and respected hospitals just moments away: Progress West in O’Fallon and Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Peters.
Outstanding Shopping, Dining & Recreation
It’s no secret that development in St. Charles County has rapidly expanded westward over the last two decades, driving a lot of residential and commercial growth and development in Lake Saint Louis. So the city’s residents enjoy a plethora of wonderful restaurants, stores, entertainment and recreational venues.
Lake Saint Louis has remained steadfast to its roots as a vacation destination by providing its residents with plenty of recreational amenities, including three beautiful golf clubs. Lake Forest Country Club is an 18-hole golf course with an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Heritage of Hawk Ridge Golf Club is a private 9-hole golf course. The Lake Saint Louis Community Association also has a 9-hole golf course with several adult leagues to choose from and a great Jr. Golf program for the kids.
The National Equestrian Center, a top-tier venue for horse and other livestock shows is located at Hwy N and Lake Saint Louis Boulevard. This is the Midwest’s best place for national, regional and local equestrian and canine competitions, with multiple indoor competition arenas, an oversized outdoor arena, 600+ stalls, 60+ R.V. hook-up sites, concessions and 56 acres of indoor and outdoor space.
Lake Saint Louisans delight in the wide variety of retail stores at The Meadows and The Shoppes at Hawk Ridge. The latest development projects include a new Dierbergs Market on Ronald Reagan Drive, and a 76,000 square foot office park at Lake Saint Louis Boulevard and Hawk Ridge Crossing.
Five City Parks
Boulevard Park on Lake Saint Louis Boulevard features walking trails with multiple places to sit and enjoy the beautifully landscaped views. It has two baseball diamonds, a grass volleyball court, and a playground for the kids to enjoy. An amphitheater and pavilion are both available to rent throughout the year.
Deer Ridge Park is a 35-acre nature park. Its trail head/access point is located in the park in the Wyndstone Subdivision, located off Duello Road. The park includes 2.5 miles of natural surface hiking trails which loop around seasonal wetlands, along creeks, through a variety of unique and diverse tree species, and around a glade restoration area. Seating areas, scenic overlooks, a small pavilion, and educational pieces are found throughout the park.
Founders Sports Park is located on Freymuth Road. It features baseball fields of varying sizes and two official size soccer fields, which are all available for rent. The park has two playgrounds, a half basketball court, and a pavilion all available for public use. Founders Park also serves as one of the host sites for the New Horizons Youth Baseball/Softball League, which plays in the spring and fall.
Hawk Ridge Park is located near Hwy N and Rte. 364. This park is site of Zachary’s Playground, an all-inclusive park that allows children of all abilities and developmental stages to play in the same space. Zachary’s Playground was ranked the #1 playground in America in 2015 by the Early Childhood Education Zone! There are several different play-sets, a splash pad open from Memorial weekend to Labor Day, soft turf for kids to play on and heated restrooms. The pavilion has a charcoal barbecue pit and eight picnic tables, and is a popular place for children’s birthday parties or family gatherings.
Veterans Memorial Park is located next to the Civic Center off Lake Saint Louis Boulevard. It was built to honor all those who have served in the military, both past and present. Flags of all branches of the service are included in the memorial, and pedestals with plaques recognize conflicts, from past to present. The ongoing installation of engraved commemorative bricks give family and friends the opportunity to personalize this memorial park.
One of the Best School Districts in Missouri
Lake Saint Louis resides in the Wentzville R-IV School District, which is a top currently ranked #18 out of the 453 Best School Districts in Missouri on Niche.com, a leading school ranking website. Boasting a 96% Overall Graduation Rate, the Wentzville School District prepares its students well for their futures with an average of 15 students per teacher across its 19 area schools:
- 13 Elementary Schools
- 3 Middle Schools
- 3 High Schools
Experience Life in Lake Saint Louis!
If you are interested in calling Lake Saint Louis home, consider building your dream home at Windsor Park – a master-planned new home community currently under development off Freymuth Road, near the intersection of I-64 and Lake Saint Louis Boulevard. Fischer & Frichtel is offering luxurious ranch, 1.5, and 2-story homes from its Heritage Collection. These homes range from 2,081 – 3,840 square feet, feature 3-car garages, designer kitchens and spacious master suites.
Fischer & Frichtel’s award-winning, amenity-packed communities are strategically placed in the area’s most sought-after locations throughout St. Louis and St. Charles Counties for the best in convenience and ease of living. Known for its legendary quality and outstanding customer experience, Fischer & Frichtel has helped more than 20,000 St. Louis area families build the homes of their dreams since its founding in 1945.
If you would like to build a Fischer & Frichtel Home in beautiful Lake Saint Louis, explore Windsor Park today!