Ballwin, Missouri, in West St. Louis County, just made the U.S. News and World Report Best Places to Retire list, and it’s no wonder: The 172-year-old city provides a perfect mix of restaurants, shopping, parks, and recreational activities for young and old alike.
The annual Ballwin Days festival, one of St. Louis’s largest community events, attracts more than 60,000 visitors to the three-day event. Ballwin Days, held at the 31-acre Vlasis Park, includes a parade, live entertainment, sporting events and game booths.
Ballwin’s parks and recreation centers – including the Pointe at Ballwin Commons and North Pointe Family Aquatic Center – offer residents the opportunity to fish, swim, play organized sports, hike and just enjoy the outdoors. Play nine holes of golf with your friends at the Ballwin Golf Club.
The Rockwood and Parkway School Districts, which serve K-12 students in Ballwin, have both been accredited with distinction awards by the Missouri State Department of Education for outstanding academic achievement. The Parkway School District also offers adult and community education.
If shopping is your game, West County Center awaits you. With 150-plus shops and restaurants, including Macy’s, Nordstrom, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Barnes and Noble, The North Face, and the newest addition, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood Restaurant. Want to shop closer to home? Then head to one of the top community shopping plazas, such as Ballwin Plaza, Central Plaza Shopping Center or Olde Towne Plaza.
Isn’t it time you discover everything that Ballwin, Missouri, has to offer you?