RESIDENTS ARE DRAWN TO THE NEWER UPSCALE CONSTRUCTION, PLENTIFUL SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT, EXCELLENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND YOUTH SPORTS OPPORTUNITIES.
Located in the western portion of St. Louis County along Interstate 64 is the community of Chesterfield. Covering an impressive 33.52 square miles, it ranks as the fourteenth largest city in Missouri. The city itself is fairly new, being incorporated towards the end of the 1980s. Since that time, Chesterfield has become the mecca for westward expansion in St. Louis.
The Chesterfield Valley is host to no less than two world-class outlet malls and one of the largest outdoor shopping malls in the U.S. Along with many excellent restaurants, boutiques and movie theaters, there is plenty to keep you entertained. Parents appreciate the Chesterfield Sports Park that has multiple baseball and soccer fields as well as a football practice field. Kids also enjoy meeting friends at Sports Fusion, Bounce U, and Sky Zone.
The area covering present-day Chesterfield was known to have been a site of Native American habitation for more than 1,000 years. According to March Leach, author of Chesterfield’s Ancient Past – Mounds, Mortuaries & the Mall, an area in western Chesterfield contained carvings and artwork dating as far back as 4,000 years old.
Residents within the western portion of the city are served by the Rockwood School District, and those in the eastern portion are served by the Parkway School District.
The Chesterfield Amphitheater is an outdoor amphitheater that has a capacity of nearly 4,000 and includes both lawn and chair seating.
Faust Park, created in 1968, is one of the most unique parks in St. Louis County. You’ll find more than 200 acres of landscape and local features like Thornhill Grounds, an estate filled with restored and recreated structures from the early 1800s, and Historic Village, a 19th century region saved from demolition and preserved by Faust Park staff.
Created by the Missouri Botanical Garden, another attraction of Faust Park is the Sachs Butterfly House that opened its doors to the public in 1998. Established by the non-profit organization Butterfly House, their mission is to increase awareness of natural habitats in which butterflies can thrive. More than a thousand live tropical butterflies fly within the glass conservatory and the House offers classes and private events.
Chesterfield’s leading malls, the Chesterfield Mall, St. Louis Premium Outlets and Taubman Prestige Outlets carry many restaurants and a wide variety of retail stores ranging from big brand names to local boutiques.