Welcome to Ballwin
Family-friendly community that is home to several world-renowned state parks
To the southwest of St. Louis, Missouri, Ballwin is widely renowned for being one of the most desirable communities in the state. Central to downtown St. Louis and several national parks, Ballwin is a well-rounded community that gives residents a little bit of everything. That means whether you’re looking for a home with an easy commute or an expansive park and recreational system, Ballwin has got you covered.
As one of the state’s most desirable places to live, Ballwin is becoming the place where people look for their forever homes. It brims with single-family homes and brick exteriors, each renovated for a more contemporary feel. Those that have yet to be remodeled are following close behind, so you can rest assured that your dream home is within arms reach.
What to Love
• Several world-renowned state parks within walking distance
• A well-rounded, family-friendly community
• Access to the Rockwood School District and Parkway School District
Ballwin offers residents a sparse, suburban vibe while still making residents feel welcome and giving them the chance to interact with neighbors. It’s the perfect spot for outdoor aficionados and go-getters, as there’s always another trail to hike and another park to visit. Whether you’re just starting your career, looking to set down roots for your family, or wanting to get closer to nature, Ballwin is truly a one-of-a-kind location.
Dining, Shopping & Entertainment
For a lively, modern restaurant serving up the best Italian cuisine in the area, Marcella's Mia Sorella is an absolute must. Complete with an amazing ambiance, enjoy your delicious food indoors or outside on the patio. If you’re in the mood for something a little more hearty, Tucker's Place is an upscale steakhouse with all cuts of meat and an extensive wine list. Make sure you check out their happy hour menu to feast on some of their best dishes and crafted cocktails. And don’t forget to try Circle 7 Ranch, a more laid-back restaurant that gives pub vibes and great beer.
To make the most out of your Ballwin living, consider becoming a member at the Meadowbrook Country Club, where you can golf, dine, and socialize. It’s the perfect place to practice your swing or host parties and events. When you become a member, you’ll truly learn what it’s like to have a great community. Get all of your shopping done at Manchester Highlands, where you can get both the latest fashion and everything on your grocery list. With several stores located within Manchester Highlands, it’ll become your new favorite spot to shop.
Things to Do
For a real treat, head on over to the Ballwin Days Festival, a community-wide event that’s put on every August. You’ll enjoy games, carnival rides, and food, live music, crafts, fireworks, and so much more. Here you can participate in the Ballwin Days 5K and 1-mile Run, check out the car show, or wander around the various sponsors and vendor tents. It’s the community’s favorite event of the year, where kids and adults enjoy all-day fun.
Living in Ballwin has various perks, the main one being their expansive park system. First, check out Vlasis Park, home to trails, a playground, pond, fields, and the annual Ballwin Days Festival. There’s also the popular Castlewood State Park, perfect for those looking to access great hiking trails and thrill-seekers wanting a great spot to mountain bike. If you’re ready to extend your stay in the great outdoors, Babler State Park has campsites, plus longer trails for horseback riding.
Ballwin is home to some excellent educational opportunities, which include:
• Westridge Elementary School, K-5
• Claymont Elementary School, K-5
• Selvidge Middle School, 6-8
• Parkway West High School, 9-12