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Ballwin was voted “One of the best places to live” by Money magazine in 2005, and things haven’t changed much since then. This growing community has over 30,000 residents that continue to call Ballwin home.
Ballwin is the epitome of a suburban neighborhood. You’ll find many different types of neighborhoods, all ranging in price. Here is an idea of some average home prices:
• Detached houses: $268,836
• Townhouses or attached units: $188,089
• In 2-unit structures: $152,421
• In 3-4-unit structures: $155,372
• In 5-or-more unit structures: $141,570
The median list price is around $214,900 and the median sale price is $232,900 (for 2010). There were 32 homes sold on July, and over 300 in the past year!
Ballwin has several areas used for recreational purposes. When they opened the Pointe at Ballwin Commons Community Center, it was considered one of the best community centers in the county. It is also home to the North Pointe Family Aquatic Center, a small waterpark for Ballwin residents. If indoor recreation isn’t for you, theyare five different parks, including Castlewood State Park, which boasts over 1,800 acres of land and trails for you to enjoy. Plus the Meramec River runs right through the city. If shopping is the main recreational activity you plan on doing, then Ballwin is the place to go. All along Manchester Road there are tons of shopping centers and boutiques that are sure to strike your fancy.
Two of the best school districts are placed in Ballwin’s boundaries as well. Rockwood and Parkway are both triple A rated districts that continue to promote growth in education.
Ballwin also is part of the Great Street Initiative. The initiative is trying to change the way St. Louis views their streets. Instead of seeing it as just an expansion project, residents should see economic and social benefits around interesting, lively streets. The Manchester Road Great Streets Plan intends to make Manchester Road between Routes 141 and 109 a more attractive and appealing setting for new businesses and social growth. Residents can voice their own opinions by taking an online survey.
If you want to be part of a community that has a homey feel and was recognized for quality living, then consider Ballwin for your next home.