St. Charles County has a long history and an eye on the future As the home of several cities, St. Charles County boasts quaint architecture, great schools, and modern conveniences. There is a place for everyone, from those seeking the hustle and bustle of the city, to families searching for a small town atmosphere. With fabulous shopping, wonderful restaurants, and a bustling sports and entertainment industry, there is plenty to do in St. Charles County.
St. Charles County has a long history and an eye on the future
As the home of several cities, St. Charles County boasts quaint architecture, great schools, and modern conveniences. There is a place for everyone, from those seeking the hustle and bustle of the city, to families searching for a small town atmosphere. With fabulous shopping, wonderful restaurants, and a bustling sports and entertainment industry, there is plenty to do in St. Charles County.
St. Charles County has been one of the fastest growing counties in the country since the 1980's. With its position to Lambert Airport and St. Louis, the area truly has become the Gateway. The official 2000 census placed the population at just under 300,000 people. There are now an estimated 360,485 people living inside the county's borders. The Economic Development Center recently announced a report released by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center showing St. Charles county as the most popular county in the state. From July 1, 2008 to July 1, 2009 more people moved to St. Charles county than to any other county in Missouri. Commenting on the 2010 Census numbers, Newsmagazinenetwork.com reports that "St. Charles County has for the first time passed the city of St. Louis in population with residency growing by nearly 27 percent."
As residents look forward to the future, county officials are diligently working to reserve its past. The county Council has approved the formation of the first Historical Advisory Board, a volunteer 9 member panel of historians and historical enthusiasts. The board is focusing on seven initial goals, and will eventually branch out to preserve additional historical resources. The board is also concerned with developing ways to teach local youth about the rich history of St. Charles County.
Median household income: $72,301
Median home value: $169,000
Founded: in 1812 as one of five original counties
Origin of name: Named for Italian Cardinal St. Charles Borromeo
Landmarks: The Winery District, August A. Busch Memorial Conservation Area, Daniel Boone Home and Boonesfield Village, Edward “Ted” and Pat Jones Confluence Point State Park where the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers meet. County Council Information:
100 N. Third St. Ste 318
St. Charles, MO 63301
Plenty to do in St. Charles County
St. Charles County offers a variety of entertainment options. With music venues, stage productions, movies, sports, arts and festivals, there is no room for boredom here!
For sports fans, the county is home to two professional sports teams. The River City Rascals Frontier League independent minor league baseball team calls the T. R. Hughes in O’Fallon home. The River City Rage, a member of the United Indoor Football Association plays in the Family Arena in St. Charles.
The Family Arena is also home to the county’s major concert and event venue. Last year’s performers included Hank Williams Jr., Cheap Trick, the Cheetah Girls, and the Smothers Brothers. It has also served as the home base for the Moolah Shrine Circus for several years.
Movie enthusiasts can find multiplexes in Dardenne Prairie, O’Fallon, St. Charles, and St. Peters. St. Andrews 3 in St. Charles offers second run movies at discount prices.
For live theater fans, there are three county based community theater troupes. O’Fallon Repertory Theater, Flood Stage Productions in St. Charles, and Act II Community Theater in St. Peters are just for you. There are also college theater performances at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, and St. Charles College in Cottleville.
This is just a sampling of the entertainment you can find in St. Charles County.
The towns of St. Charles County
To find out more information about the towns in St. Charles County, just click the city link.
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