Foristell is a quiet but growing city located in both St. Charles and Warren counties along the eastern side of the state of Missouri. Foristell is a next door neighbor to Wentzville, which is a city with just about every amenity someone would need, giving Foristell residents the benefits of being removed from the busyness yet close to every convenience.
Dating back to 1856, the city, which was then known as “Millville”, didn’t see much growth until the Civil War, when a mill and tobacco factory were built in this railroad town. The town changed its name in 1875 to honor a prominent resident named Pierre Foristell.
It wasn’t until 1979 that Foristell was officially incorporated as a village, and in 1989, it became a fourth-class city.
According to the city data website, the current cost of an average home in Foristell is approximately $338,000, which is a significant jump from the average cost in 2000. Home values increased over 100% in 16 years. Much of that is due to the boom in new construction of homes that has happened in recent years.
The estimated median household income in Foristell is $81,334, well above the state average that’s just over $50,000.
Foristell has a healthy mix of real estate options, with homes ranging from around $200,000 to over $900,000. Home buyers have the option of buying existing neighborhood homes, homes on acreage, or brand new homes with every modern convenience in the many new communities that are being developed.
The city of Foristell has become an increasingly desirable area, as it lies just 46 miles from St. Louis and very near all of the many amenities of St Charles County.
Depending on a home’s location in Foristell, children could attend schools in either the Wentzville or Wright City School District.
For those located within the boundaries of Wright City, the Wright City R-II School District operates one early childhood center, two elementary schools (K-1 and 2-5), one middle school and one high school. It serves approximately 1,675 students. This fully-accredited district strives for excellence every year, as demonstrated by their annual performance reports and district report cards.
For those within the Wentzville School District boundaries, that district serves nearly 17,000 students in 18 schools with over 2,400 employees. As the 11th largest school district in the state, the district prides itself as being among the top districts on both state testing and annual performance report standards. Labeled the fastest growing school district in the state, it has added an average of 500-600 new students each year since 2001. Fortunately, due to community support, the district has built 11 new schools during that same time period. The newest high school, its fourth, which will serve some of the residents in Foristell, is slated to open in 2020. There is also a private school option available for those interested in faith-based learning. The Liberty Christian Academy services students from Kindergarten through high school.
Any resident of any city knows the importance of parks and greenspace, as they offer an escape from the business of the work week or daily life, and provide a chance to reconnect with nature. Foristell enjoys a number of great parks in the nearby area.
North of Foristell is Indian Camp Creek Park, which is a beautiful place to spend the day. Indian Camp Creek Park is St Charles County’s largest park, measuring over 603 acres. There are 10 miles of paved and unpaved trails for walking, cycling, or even horseback riding.
Enjoy an afternoon of fishing at the six-acre fishing lake stocked with bluegill, bass and catfish, or play a round of disc golf at the 18-hole disc golf course.If you want to visit for more than just a day, Indian Camp Creek Park has overnight camping sites available.
Other great amenities at the park include a silo turned into an observation tower and a playground to allow the kids to burn off some energy. You will also have an opportunity to jump back in time and check out the remains of a log cabin from the 1800’s and the Cannon Family Cemetery.
Towne Park, . donated and named after the Towne family, features a reconstructed 1800’s historic home located onsite. There are also a nature classroom that kids will love to explore, paved and unpaved trails, a fishing lake, picnic areas and a playground among the 109 acres of beauty.
Rotary Park is home to not only a 5-acre fishing lake, walking trails, picnic areas and playgrounds, but also the St Charles County Fair, Great St Louis Renaissance Faire and Holiday Night Lights.
If golf is your game, you will be pleased to know that Bear Creek Golf and Country Club is located just to the east of Foristell. The beautiful course offers 18 holes with varying levels of difficulty, ensuring players of all levels will enjoy a day on the links.
Foristell lies along Interstate 70, which provides easy access for those who travel to surrounding cities for work or for pleasure. The interchange for I-64/61 is also just a few miles east of the city.
While the city of Foristell itself has just a handful of choices for dining, you are within minutes of an abundance of restaurants just east on Interstate 70.
In the immediate area, Foristell has a McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen serving up time-tested favorites. There is also a local favorite, Country Pride Restaurant, where having coffee or weekend brunch is a regular event for some residents.
Down the road in Wentzville, you will have options ranging from pizzerias, Chinese takeout or the well-loved Italian chain, The Olive Garden. Some other tried and true favorites are Applebee’s, Ruby Tuesday’s, Chick-fil-a, IHOP and 54th Street Grill and Bar. A variety of local eateries are also available for you to explore and enjoy.
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