Fenton, called the “City of Parks,” is designated by the state as one of the top growth areas in the state.
Located just 20 minutes west of downtown St. Louis, residents choose Fenton for its prime location, great business environment, excellent school districts and general high quality of life.
Fenton's diverse housing base is relatively new with most of the 1,400 plus homes having been built within the last ten years. The median sales price for homes in Fenton (2nd qrt. 2009) is $179,400 with an average price per square foot of $3,720. Residents pay no taxes on utilities or any municipal real estate or personal property taxes. The City also provides its residents a broad spectrum of free services.
The City now boasts more than two million square feet of retail and related businesses. Fenton's original commercial area is in Olde Towne located along Main Street in the southeast section of the City. A master plan has been developed to revitalize the Olde Towne area. Complementing this area is the commercial area along Gravois Road and the new Gravois Bluffs and Dierbergs Fenton Crossing developments.
The City currently has over 340 acres of parkland, featuring seven parks with active and passive leisure pursuits. The city’s crown gem is RiverChase of Fenton Recreational Center, a fabulous 70,000+ square foot building housing indoor and outdoor leisure pools, an outdoor competitive pool, 2 basketball courts, indoor walking track, fitness/weight area, meeting rooms, game room, arts & crafts, and aerobics/dance studio.
The combination of parks, area attractions, community spirit, and ongoing developments and improvements has created a stable and desirable community drawing both residents and businesses to the community.