Wentzville, Missouri Real Estate

Do you dream of moving out of the city and into a progressive town that still maintains strong family values?  Check out the affordability and tranquility of Wentzville, Missouri, which is situated in the area of Highway 40 and Interstate 70.  According to the St. Louis multiple listing service, the median sale price for a home in Wentzville, Missouri is $155,000.

Although Wentzville real estate has experienced some of the same challenges with home values as the rest of the area, the sale price of Wentzville homes for sale are on the rise. It may be a fabulous time to consider relocating to this advancing area in St. Charles, Missouri.  Committed to progress, the City of Wentzville website states that “according to the 2010 Census, Wentzville is the fastest growing city in the state of Missouri with an increase in population of 322%.”

As this location outside western St. Louis real estate matures, it remains committed to updating resident services.  Currently, the city is moving forward with the new Splash Station Aquatic Center.  Existing city amenities include playgrounds, sports fields, amphitheater, fishing, senior center, recreation center, outdoor swimming, trails and more.

For those with children, public education is offered through the Wentzville R-V School District. Various private schools are also available in the area, along with assorted university opportunities in neighboring towns in St. Charles County. Abundant choices for retail shopping, groceries and dining out are featured along Wentzville Parkway. Various medical services are located in town with the local hospital being provided by the nearby city of Lake St. Louis.

Homes for sale in the area include ample new construction. However, the budget minded will find that there are established houses available under $100,000 in certain areas.  You can search for Wentzville open houses and Wentzville Real Estate at www.discoverstl.com or contact your Prudential Select Properties agent for a personalized introduction to the area.

St. Peters, Missouri Real Estate

Do you have a growing family that is looking for a safe neighborhood with quality education and plenty of things to do?  Consider choosing your next home in St. Peters, Missouri.   According to the St. Louis MARIS multiple listing service, the median sale price for a home in St. Peters is $137,000, which makes this city in St. Charles County a great value.

Located just a short drive from the heart of St. Louis real estate, Money Magazine has named St. Peters as one of “The Best Places to Live” more than once with the most recent nomination being November 2012, according to St. Peters Patch.com.  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 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 also boasts a healthy retail and business environment, which includes anchor stores like Macy’s, Dillards, Sears and JCPenney at Mid Rivers Mall.  Other stores in the area include Costco, Walmart Supercenter, Kohl’s and more.

A quick search at discoverstl.com reveals that St. Peters homes for sale reveals a diverse real estate landscape that includes starter homes, traditional ranch structures, villas and high-end new construction.  The website also allows users to search specifically for St. Peters open houses. For more information, contact your Prudential Select Properties agent or visit www.discoverstl.com.

Ellisville, Missouri Real Estate

Combining a country flavor with the best of suburban living, Ellisville, Missouri offers reasonably priced housing in one of the more favored areas of West St. Louis County. According to the St. Louis MARIS multiple listing service, the median sale price for a home in Ellisville, Missouri is $160,000, just up from last year.

Nestled between Wildwood and Ballwin, the City of Ellisville website shares some intriguing history about this portion of St. Louis real estate.  The history of the community actually dates back to pre-1900.  The area was originally “settled by Captain James Harvey Ferris of Kentucky before 1837.”  Later, he sold the property to William A. Hereford in sometime between 1842 and 1843. Hereford would name the city after “his former post office in Ellisville, Virginia.” It wasn’t until 1932 that it was incorporated in order to “create a public school district for Ellisville children.”  Since that time, Ellisville has grown to 9,000 plus residents, according to the Ellisville website.

The community maintains its original charm by not allowing itself to be solely confined to the typical suburban concrete and asphalt design. Although the city has a healthy retail and business infrastructure, Ellisville real estate includes access to healthy park system that takes advantage of the beauty of the natural landscape. For instance, Bluebird Park, which also serves as the community center hub, is nestled amongst rolling hills.  During various times of the year, you may find artistic programming and even a farmer’s market here.

Perhaps one of the most favored aspects of the community is the dedication to quality education. Ellisville is included in the Rockwood School District, which is highly prized as providing a top-notch curriculum.

However, the attractiveness of Ellisville may be the affordability. A quick tour of the Prudential Select Properties (PSP) website at www.discoverstl.com reveals that a select portion of Ellisville homes for sale may even be available under $150,000 presently.  Contact your local PSP agent for a list of Ellisville homes for sale and open houses.

University City, Missouri Real Estate

For those that crave a neighborhood that is culturally rich and vibrant, University City, Missouri real estate is a fantastic opportunity for your next home. According to the St. Louis MARIS multiple listing service, the median sales price for a home in University City is currently $216,500, which is up from the past year.  If you’ve been hesitating to explore your options, the New Year is a great time to begin your journey.

Famous for its fantastic restaurants and live music scene, University City is a hub for artistic endeavors.  An area known as the Delmar Loop that integrates University City with the edge of St. Louis City is a favorite for those that love to explore small shops or feast on multicultural flavors.   “An energizing and eclectic entertainment and shopping district, The Loop offers six blocks of exhilarating retail, restaurants, live music, café culture, and even a Walk-Of-Fame,” boasts visittheloop.com.

The love affair with this unique section of St. Louis real estate began around the time of the 1904 World’s Fair that was held in nearby Forest Park.  According to www.ucity.org, magazine publisher Edward Gardner Lewis purchased the land to be known as University City in 1902 and opened the still undeveloped “residential community with comfortable homes for people of an upper middle class” to campers for the event. Lewis would later build the headquarters for his magazine empire in University City, which currently serves as City Hall.

University City homes for sale range greatly in pricing and architecture, which is reflective of the different neighborhoods that make up this older community.  Whether you desire cozy affordability or something of an ornate size, you can find it in “U City.” Your Prudential Select Properties agent can create a personalized list of University City open houses and property for sale. Visit us at www.discoverstl.com for more information.

Imperial and Kimmswick, Missouri Real Estate

History and progress intersect in the Kimmswick and Imperial neighborhoods of Missouri. A short drive from St. Louis, the area is rich in history and offers affordable housing options.  According to the St. Louis multiple listing service, the median sale price for a home in Imperial, Missouri is $144,500.

Located strategically along the Mississippi River and near railroad lines, this portion of St Louis real estate was a stopping point for trading in the 1800s, as shared on www.visitkimmswick.com.  “Kimmswick was founded by Theodore Kimm in 1859,” who was “a successful St. Louis dry goods merchant,” states the site. By the mid-1800s, the website states that Kimmswick “flourished with an iron forge, grist mill, limestone quarries, brewery and large greenhouses that shipped fresh flowers to St. Louis.” At one time, there was even an amusement park on the location and visitors enjoyed the benefits of natural spring water.

Although Kimmswick has changed since those early settlement days, a movement has been made to restore the historical heritage. Today, Kimmswick is a hub of historical activity that includes tourism, retail and festivals.

Imperial real estate and Kimmswick are closely connected.  According to Wikipedia.com, nearby Imperial “was originally known as West Kimmswick.”  History buffs will be interested to learn that Imperial is home to the Mastadon State Park, which features information and displays of fossils key to the area. Birdwatching and hiking are also available.

For those seeking to relocate to the community, the majority of available housing is currently located in Imperial. Home prices typically run from the mid-$100,000s to $300,000 from frame and/or brick structures with a fair amount of newer construction available, especially in the Mayfield Farms Estates subdivision that is in the area of Old Highway M and Kneff Road. Your Prudential Select Properties agent can help you located Imperial open houses or Imperial homes for sale. Please contact us for a personalized home buying or selling plan or click to see homes for sale and open houses in Imperial and Kimmswick.