If you want a balance between city and rural amenities, try the suburbs of Chesterfield Missouri. The area is filled with family homes with two, three and four bedrooms. You can easily find a home with a front or backyard as well as a garage. On the other hand, if you prefer a condominium, Chesterfield has plenty to offer. Again, it won’t be hard to find a multiple bedroom property that can suit your need. If you’d rather build you home, you have the choice between many lots in excellent locations.
Two schools districts serve the Chesterfield area. The Rockwood School District caters to students in the western part of the city, while the Parkway School District focuses on eastern residents. There are multiple public elementary, middle and high schools in the area as well as a number of private education institutions. The town is host to the Logan College of Chiropractic, which is a specialized university offering undergraduate and graduate level courses. The town has a bustling economy and companies like Kellwood, Broadstripe, Diebergs and Reinsurance Group of America have headquarters in the city. However, the region’s biggest employer is St. Luke’s Hospital.
History buffs will love Chesterfield and its five historical communities. Though the area has been subject to floods in the past, much of the historical sites remain intact or have replica structures. Bellefontaine or Hilltown was established in 1837 and was once home to Rinkel’s Market. Lake or Hog’s Hollow was formed in 1850. In 1880, Zierenberg’s General Merchandise and Saloon was built and remained a well-known landmark until 1918 when it was destroyed in a fire. A replica structure was built in its place and still stands. Gumbo is located in a valley and was named for its rich and silty soil. When wet, the soil became Gumbo mud and was used for streets and sidewalks. The Monarch area was once a settlement that began outside of Chicago. The Shadows, a famous residence, still stands and provides an amazing view of the bluff. Bonhomme is a small community on the western most end of Olive Street Road. It once housed a grist mill, post office and blacksmith’s shop. The Missouri River washed away most of Bonhomme’s landmarks in the 19th century. For those who want big city access but still enjoy small town quirks, Chesterfield would be a great place to settle down and purchase a home.