Ellisville Real Estate Information
A small but quaint suburban community in the St. Louis area, Ellisville, Missouri, is a desirable place to call home, ranked by Money Magazine in 2009 as No. 25 on its annual list of the Best Places to Live in America. The community is home to a rather affluent population of just over 9,000, as of figures from the 2000 census, who have a median family annual income of almost $100,000. The city encompasses an area of 4.3 square miles within St. Louis County and is just about 15 miles west of downtown St. Louis.
Ellisville was settled around 1837 by Captain James Harvey Ferris, who came to the area from Kentucky. The captain built a house here, which he then sold to Vespasian Ellis, a St. Louis newspaper editor who owned the Old School Democrat, the Native American Bulletin, the Washington Temperance Paper and The Native American publications. Ellis became consul of the U.S. to Venezuela in 1842, and the city takes his name.Ellisville incorporated in 1932 but remained a village until 1957, when residents voted for it to become a city.
Ellisville is conveniently situated just five miles from both I-64 and I-44, and is just seven miles west of I-270, ensuring residents have easy mobility throughout the area. It is also just 35 minutes from Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The city has a vibrant economy, with more than 546 businesses. Students living here will attend public schools in theRockwood School District, which consists of 10 elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools. There are also three private schools to provide alternatives: Holy Infant Catholic Elementary School, St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Elementary School and St. John's Lutheran School ofEllisville.
The city maintains more than 230 acres of parkland spread across 11 parks, enough to account for nearly one acre of parkland for every 40 residents here. The Edge Aquatic Center is also a popular community area. For procuring produce, meats and other items, residents can check out the local farmers markets, held each Thursday during May through September.
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