Eureka boasts a “Proud Past, Promising Future”. In 1858, about 100 homes were built to begin this little village along the route of the Pacific Railroad. The story told is that railroad workers, while clearing way for the track and the next railroad camp, saw level land with little to clear and shouted, “Eureka,” giving the village its name. And today, “Old Towne” Eureka’s antique shops draw treasure hunters from all around the area. “Old Town” is also the location of the popular “Eureka Days” celebration.
In recent years, Eureka is best known as the home of Six Flags St. Louis, a regional theme park that draws two to three million visitors to the community every year. While the theme park is a wonderful asset, Eureka has much more to offer residents and businesses.
Eureka is located on the steep bluffs above the Meramec River along Interstate 44 west of St. Louis city. This middle-income community of about 7,500 residents enjoys housing prices averaging around $225,000.
This centrally located community continues to grow both residentially and industrially. As the commercial hub of the Tri-County area (Franklin, Jefferson and St. Louis Counties) there are many advantages for new business and industry. An award-winning school district for Eureka’s children also helps lure both residents and businesses to the area. Eureka students attend Rockwood School District’s elementary, middle and high schools. Eureka is also within easy driving distance of many technical schools, colleges and universities.
Plans are underway for future developments of a new community center, municipal pool and trail center.
Eureka has been able to retain a small-town atmosphere while providing access to a major, metropolitan area. Low crime, beautiful parks and surrounding terrain, quality schools and a healthy business community make Eureka a great place to live.