Ballwin Real Estate Information
A suburb in the western second-ring western of St. Louis, Ballwin, Missouri, is located in St. Louis County. What began as a village of 750 when it was incorporated in 1950, Ballwin is now home to a population of over 30,000, as of estimates taken in 2006, and was named in 2005 by Money Magazine as one of the 100 best cities in America. It is the only city in the United States with the name ofBallwin , and it encompasses an area with almost nine square miles, all of it land. The median household income for residents here is around $66,500.
Ballwin lies conveniently located between interstates 64 and 44, and just west of interstate 270, giving residents multiple options for accessing St. Louis and other surrounding cities. It is just 30 minutes from the St. Louis-Lambert International Airport and 40 minutes from downtown St. Louis. The city was founded by John Ball, of Virginia and Kentucky, and this is where it gets it name, though it originally was recorded asBallshow and was changed in 1837 to be Ballwin.
Ballwin today is a thriving suburban community, with nearly 500 businesses and around 10,000 single-family homes, 1,000 condominiums and 2,000 apartment buildings. It is home to two golf courses,Ballwin Golf Course and Meadowbrook Country Club, and to several parks, such as Vlasis Park, Ferris Park, Holloway Park and New Ballwin Park, with lakes, ball fields, picnic areas, tennis courts and more. The city celebrates each year a Ballwin Days summer festival.
Students living in the Ballwin region are Served by the triple-A-rated Rockwood and Parkway school districts. Additionally, the city is within 30 minutes of five major universities and colleges and several community colleges. Recently constructed, the city's thePointe at Ballwin Commons community center is a popular place in town, complete with two gymnasiums, a pool, fitness center and more. Ballwin also has an outdoor community aquatic center, North Pointe. Another popular destination is the Barn At Lucerne, a landmark old country barn that was redeveloped in the 1970s and now hosts events.
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