Winchester is located in St. Louis County about 13 miles west of St. Louis. It’s a small town with a mostly upper-middle-class population of about 1600, and it’s especially attractive because of its convenient location near the always-buzzing Manchester Avenue retail and business corridor. The city also benefits from easy access to surrounding communities and its proximity to Interstate 44. Local industry includes manufacturing, transportation and construction.
The town is named for Winchester, Virginia, but actually almost 30 percent of its citizens claim German ancestry. The neighborhoods of Winchester are relatively new, quiet and clean, and good schools and lively community gathering spots abound. St. Luke’s Hospital is just a few minutes north, and one of the most popular local attractions is the Museum of Transportation, a “moving experience” as they say, where families love to ogle classic planes, trains and automobiles. Castlewood State Park and Lone Elk County Park are also just a couple miles away, offering fishing, picnicking, hiking, and a green, serene escape any time.