Saint Charles, MO is both a city and a county seat. With a population of over 65,000 people, St. Charles, as it's officially known, is Missouri's ninth largest city. It rests on the Missouri River and is about 25 miles northwest of St. Louis. Homes in this 24-square-mile town range in price from the low to mid-$100,000s, and buyers can find plenty of front and backyard space on one-quarter to half-acre lots. This is the perfect place to find a spacious family home with plenty of play yard.
Storm chasers will appreciate that Saint Charles is the St. Louis National Weather Service Forecast Office's base. The weather station serves Missouri from its central/east-central and northern borders to southwest and west-central Illinois. If indoor football or soccer is the sport of choice, the St. Louis Attack plays X-League Indoor Football at Family Arena. St. Charles, MO residents also get their game on by watching Major Arena Soccer League's St. Louis Ambush, which also plays in the Family Arena. Residents who want to get in on the action have plenty of outdoor space to play. Katy Trail is a 225-mile bike and skate park. Rover can get in on the action as well at the DuSable Park-Bales Area, which is an off-leash dog park with runs for both small and large canines.
Residents looking for entertainment check the St. Charles Convention Center's calendar, where boat, bridal, golf, and home and garden shows are among the annual events. The focal point of this small-town-feel community is the St. Charles Historic District, and locals flock here for shopping, food and then a nice stroll along the riverfront. Historic Main Street is the primary thoroughfare. There is also a casino in Saint Charles, MO for those wishing to try their luck, and the city celebrates our nation's liberty for two nights instead of just one: July 4 and 5. St. Charles' residents take Christmas even more seriously. The "Christmas Traditions Festival" is one of the largest in the United States. It runs from the day after Thanksgiving all the way to post-Christmas Saturday, and there is everything from Christmas carolers, costumed Christmas legends, drum corps and Santa parades. Homebuyers looking for a homey, medium-sized town filled with job opportunities, affordable housing and an active and engaged community will fit right in Saint Charles, Missouri. Take a moment to view our listings of the beautiful properties available in this lovely town.