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The Top 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Area Communities

St. Louis is home to some of the most desirable communities in the Midwest, with each offering distinct features that appeal to every family’s needs. From areas packed with urban architecture, to sprawling rural landscapes, there is something for everyone in St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and West County. So, take a look at our top six St. Louis area communities and become inspired for your next property search!


1. Chesterfield

Ranked in the top 10 suburbs to live in St. Louis by Niche, Chesterfield is the St. Louis city for you if shopping is your passion. There are over 150 restaurants and hundreds more retail shops, ranging from small boutique shops to the Taubman Prestige Outlets, in the area, and it doesn’t look like it will be slowing down anytime soon. But, you’d be wrong to think that Chesterfield is merely a shopper’s paradise! The Parkway and Rockwood school districts have both been awarded an AAA rating Missouri Department of Education, and Chesterfield is home to eight private and faith-based schools.

The Top 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Area Communities

2. St. Charles

St. Charles County is a popular choice for families looking to remain in a burgeoning community within commuting distance of St. Louis City. The county is home to several desirable cities. O’Fallon is number 8 on USA Today’s list of the Most Liveable Cities in the U.S., and St. Charles City, Cottleville, and Weldon Spring were all named in Niche’s 2017 Top 10 Places to Live in St. Charles County.

The Top 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Area Communities

3. St. Albans

St. Albans is a quaint, picturesque community featuring high bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, an abundance of green space, large properties, and world-class attractions. Golf lovers take note, the Country Club of St. Albans recently completed a $3.5 upgrade to both of its 18-hole golf courses and country club. Oh, and did we mention, both courses continue to be ranked as two of the top 10 courses in Missouri by Golf Digest magazine?

The Top 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Area Communities

4. Affton

Just a 20 minute commute to Downtown St. Louis, Affton is the perfect community for those looking to remain close to the city. Located near Grant’s Farm and Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, residents enjoy a mixture of green spaces and modern amenities.

The 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Communities

5. Wildwood

Voted the best place to raise a family in Missouri by WalletHub, Wildwood is one of the most sought after communities in the entire state. Wildwood, located in west St. Louis County, is ideal for families looking to make the most of our region’s breathtaking natural beauty, while remaining a short commute from St. Louis City.

The Top 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Area Communities

6. Eureka

As the 2016 winner of USA Today’s Best Small Town in America award due to its spirit of family and togetherness, Eureka is another popular choice for families. With a small-town atmosphere, easy access to the St. Louis metro area, and local amenities, Eureka is a great place to live, work, and raise a family!

So there you go, there’s the top six most desirable locations in the St. Louis area! Fischer & Fritchel is building new home communities in all of the cities mentioned above, so click here if you’re looking for a new home. We also have Move-In Ready homes for sale in nearly all of these communities.

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