Ellisville, Missouri, located in West St. Louis County, is one of St. Louis’s favorite suburbs because of its lush parks, beautiful homes and top schools. In fact, Money Magazine named Ellisville as one of its 2009 “Best Places to Live” in the entire country.
For 27 years, Ellisville has been awarded the designation of "Tree City USA” – not surprising considering its 11 parks have a combined total of 230+ acres of parkland. The nearby Babler State Park is almost 2,500 acres of heavily wooded terrain where visitors can horseback ride (yes, you can rent a horse!), hike, picnic and bike.
The Ellisville Farmer’s Market is more than a place to buy the freshest local produce and enjoy top-notch barbecue, it’s a local meeting place. The new Ellisville EDGE Aquatic Center, with a competition pool, children’s pool, slides and an “infinite edge” waterfall, is another favorite of residents.
Ellisville’s proximity to Interstates 40/64, 44 and 270 means that residents have easy access to St. Louis’s top attractions, including Six Flags, one of America’s favorite amusement parks; Rockwoods Reservation, a heavily forested 1,880-acre nature reserve; the uber-chic Chesterfield Mall and St. Louis’s premier shopping destination, the St. Louis Galleria.
Ellisville’s K-12 students are served by the Rockwood School District, which boasts Missouri Department of Education accreditation for "Distinction in Performance for High Achievement.” All four Rockwood high schools made Newsweek's “Top 1,500 High Schools in America” list.
Ellisville, Missouri, is called one of the best cities in America. Why not make it your next home?