THE REGION

Centrally located in the heart of the strongest growth area in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, St. Charles provides business and industry the necessary advantages to grow, prosper and innovate for long term success.
 

St. Charles' location offers superior advantages to any company looking for access to interstates, river ports, airports, a trained workforce and premier education facilities.

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History

Since 1769, St. Charles, Missouri, a restored historic city on the Missouri River, has been welcoming visitors to its shores. Founded by French Canadian fur trader Louis Blanchette, the city was named Les Petites Cotes, ("The Little Hills"), which later evolved into Saint Charles. The town regularly welcomed guests from many nations and grew into an important trading center for countless pioneers. Because of its strategic location on the Missouri River and its entrance to the western territory known as the Louisiana Purchase, it was a critical destination for tens of thousands of travelers.  Learn more.

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Lifestyle

Saint Charles is home to a variety of entertainment and retail districts that offer something for everyone.  Today's Saint Charles is rooted in our history and is building for our future. 

New riverfront developments along with well-thought out residential communities make Saint Charles a diverse and energetic City welcoming all to be part of our community. 

Explore our dynamic developments and everything they have to offer. Explore them here

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Education

Saint Charles is home to top-rated school districts, a number of private schools, and Lindenwood University.   Saint Charles offers a learning environment for everyone.  Learn more.  

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Parks & Recreation

With twenty-six parks, the City of St. Charles Parks and Recreation Department provides facilities and programs to enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors, while preserving green space for future generations to enjoy. 
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