Florissant, Missouri, in far north St. Louis County, is one of the oldest communities in Missouri. Florissant’s residents enjoy the city’s sense of community, a variety of amenities, and many shops and restaurants.
Florissant is home to myriad historic sites, including the 1870 Greek revival Brand House, the 1790 Casa Alvarez, and the John B. Myers House, a “working complex” that now houses antique, craft and art shops. Don’t miss Old Town Florissant’s many shops and eateries, including Fritz’s Frozen Custard, Helfer’s Bakery (and Helfer’s Deli!), and Old Town Donut Shop, which was voted one of the top 10 donut shops in St. Louis.
The Old St. Ferdinand Shrine is open for tours (by appointment) every day of the week.
Old Town Florissant features many ongoing events. The Valley of Flowers Festival, held annually since 1963, is one of the most anticipated spring events of the year. The Florissant Old Town Fall Festival offers numerous activities, foods, drinks, a craft fair, flea market and more. Kids of all ages look forward to the city’s Christmas walk and tree lighting.
Florissant’s Parks and Recreation Department offers 20 parks with almost 400 acres of parkland, as well as myriad recreational facilities: a covered ice rink, a golf course, two community centers, an aquatic center (with outdoor and indoor pools), the 600-seat Florissant Civic Center Theatre and much more. Florissant’s proximity to I-270 provides easy access to many St. Louis attractions.
Florissant’ K-12 students are served by the Ferguson-Florissant School District, recipient of the Distinction in Performance award by the Missouri Department Education.
Florissant, Missouri is a diverse city with a rich history and friendly residents. Could it be your next hometown?