Money Magazine has named St. Peters as one of “The Best Places to Live” more than once, and with good reason. St. Peters offers safe neighborhoods, good schools, and a great parks department.

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St. Peters has a comfortable, safe feeling that attracts many residents, especially families. The real estate landscape is diverse, including starter homes, traditional ranch structures, villas and high-end new construction.


Prior to the arrival of Europeans, the area that would become St. Peters was inhabited by Mississippian mound builders. The village of St. Peters was officially established somewhere in the late 1790s, named for a Jesuit mission in the area. Throughout most of the twentieth century, St. Peters remained a small farming town; that changed with the construction of interstate 70, which brought many businesses and commuters to the area.


Interstate 70 runs through St. Peters, giving it easy access to St. Louis city and Lambert St. Louis International Airport.


The city has many veterans as residents; therefore many memorial locations dot the city, including a WWII fountain and flag display in front of city hall. This acts as a central location for celebrating days of remembrance.

Also notable is the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre, which displays work by local and national artists as well as offers art classes and programs.


Perhaps the secret to the city’s success is a healthy parks and recreational department.  According their website, “the City of St. Peters has about 1,000 acres of parkland, the world-class Rec-Plex recreation and fitness center, an arts center, kids’ camps, Veterans Memorials, an 18-hole golf course, and a number of affordable or free events.”

St. Peters also offers a number of shopping venues and restaurants.


St. Peters real estate encompasses the Fort Zumwalt and Francis Howell school districts.  Additionally, there are several private schools in the area.

St. Charles Community College and Lindenwood University are both in St. Charles County and offer well-rounded curriculums.  Other universities like Missouri Baptist University, Maryville University and Webster University also have satellite campuses in the county.


St. Peters Rec-Plex | A 124,000 sq. ft. family recreation and athletic training facility. The facility opened in 1994 by hosting the Swimming, Diving, Water Polo and Synchronized Swimming competition for the 1994 U.S. Olympic Festival. Includes babysitting facilities, elevated running track, food court with an observatory overlooking the natatorium, locker room complete with shower facilities, natatorium complete with 10 meter diving tower, 1 and 3 meter springboards, 50 meter heated competition pool, 130 ft. water slide, 3,300 sq. ft. heated family leisure pool, current channel, water bucket drop, adjustable depth hydraulic pool floor, moveable bulkhead, hot tub and sauna, spectator seating,and NHL sized indoor ice arena with spectator seating. The South Arena combination facility has ice skating in the winter months and inline skating in the summer months. There is also an oversized gymnasium, rock climbing wall, and weight/exercise room with modern equipment. 

Brookmount Park | 5 acres with a one-mile pedestrian trail. 

Brown Road Park | Brown Road Park, with over 22 acres features three ball diamonds, a field for playing football or soccer, a pedestrian trail that connects to Sports Center Park, picnic pavilion and play equipment for the tots, is the perfect recreation spot. 

City Centre Park | City Centre Park offers over 78 acres of variety for the whole family. Three ball diamonds, two fields for soccer or football, two basketball courts, sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, biking and hiking trails, a playground for the kids, and a picnic pavilion with barbecue grills for taking that well deserved break after the game. Plus this park features a grass outdoor amphitheater for music and the performing arts as well as a small pond with a flower shrouded Gazebo on its bank that created the ideal location for hundreds of wedding ceremonies. 

Covenant Park | Covenant Park offers many recreational opportunities in just seven acres. A ball diamond, basketball court, two tennis courts, a playground, picnic tables, barbecue grill and multipurpose trails make this area charged for fun. 

Dardenne Park | Dardenne Park is the place for nature lovers with multipurpose trails through a natural setting and a playground for the kids. 

Glen Travis Park | Glen Travis Park is over 12 acres of nature and is conveniently located adjacent to Rabbit Run Park.

Golf & Recreation Park | Golf and Recreation Park offers a wide range of activities from a challenging 18 hole golf course to tennis courts to diving into a refreshing swimming pool you’ll find the perfect way to enjoy a St. Peters summer! This 18-hole championship golf course offers a "full line" pro shop, cart rentals and a snack bar, making this one of the finest public courses around. 

Green Forest Park | Green Forest is currently undeveloped park land adjacent to Green Forest Subdivision. This 26 acre tract of linear park land is home to a large variety of birds and natural wildlife. 

Laurel Park | Laurel Park with 40 acres, offers something for everyone. Two ball diamonds, two football or soccer fields, two sand volleyball courts, a basketball court, four horseshoe pits, a large playground, two picnic pavilions and a multipurpose trail system around the perimeter of the park. Plus Laurel Park is home to one of the City's newest pools which includes a separate kiddie pool. 

Lone Wolff Park | Lone Wolff Park offers a quiet rural setting offering a small pavilion with barbecues and a horse arena to bring out the equestrian in you. 

Oak Creek Park | Oak Creek Park is the smallest neighborhood park in the St. Peters park system. It provides nearby residents with a playground and several picnic tables in a pleasant, two acre setting. 

Old Town Park | Old Town Park is the original park in St. Peters. At over 100 years old this park is still a favorite of the community. It offers two ball diamonds, four horseshoe pits, two pavilions with barbecues and a playground. St. Peters Old Town Park is home to the annual St. Peters Olde Tyme Picnic held each year in July. 

Rabbit Run Park | Rabbit Run Park covers over 19 acres in the Country Hill South subdivision. Park amenities include two ball diamonds, three football or soccer fields, a gazebo, and a full-service pavilion. 

Shady Springs Park | Shady Springs Park has three baseball diamonds, a soccer field, a large playground and a full service pavilion. Shady Springs also has a half-mile fitness trail that winds through the scenic wooded sections of the park.

Spencer Creek Park | Spencer Creek Park is conveniently located in the heart of the Spencer Creek subdivision. A ball diamond, basketball court, football or soccer field, two tennis courts, a playground, pavilion and trail system, make this 32 acres complete. 

Sports Center Park | Sports Center Park offers over 20 acres of sports fun. Amenities include three ball diamonds, two soccer or football fields, a concession stand and a half-mile pedestrian trail that circles the perimeter of the park. This park is also home to the Sports Center Gymnasium. The Gymnasium is available for rental to residents needing an indoor facility for basketball, volleyball or soccer. 

Tot Lot Park | Tot Lot Park is designed for the little ones. It has a playground that kids love. A basketball court and picnic tables are also available for mom & dad to enjoy. 

Trailwoods Park | Trailwoods Park is over two acres in size with a pedestrian trail for local residents to enjoy.

Woodlands Sports Park | Woodlands Sports Park is the newest addition to the St. Peters park system. It offers 10 ball diamonds, eight football or soccer fields and a sand volleyball court.

Woodlands Sports Park is the newest addition to the St. Peters park system. It offers 10 ball diamonds, eight football or soccer fields and a sand volleyball court.


Population: 51,381

Zip Code: 63376

Hospital: Barnes-Jewish St. Peters

Libraries: Spencer Rd. Branch

Connect: St. Peters, MO


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