Chesterfield has undergone a boom in recent years. New construction projects have yielded new houses, new offices, and new shopping complexes. The influx of people and jobs have made Chesterfield the largest city in its county and the 14th largest city in the state.
Noted for its luxurious housing, Chesterfield offers a myriad of homes styles, from Colonial to contemporary. The neighborhood continues to gain more popularity among families of all backgrounds.
Chesterfield is known to have been a site of Native American habitation thousands of years ago. When Europeans settled the St. Louis Area, "Chesterfield" was the name given for the general area, a sub-region of western St. Louis County. This area contained several unincorporated historical communities whose names have a decidedly French/Cajun flair: Bellafontaine, Lake, Gumbo, Monarch, and Bonhomme. These communities now make up the city of Chesterfield.
Chesterfield is just 35 minutes from downtown St. Louis. With several access points to a major highway, interstate 64/40, it’s accessible to every part of St. Louis.
The neighborhood dedicates much effort in making art a valuable part of the community. In 2011 it received a Creative Community Award by the Missouri Arts Council.
The Awakening, a spectacular sculpture cast by Seward Johnson, is on display near Central Park and the Abengoa building. It is 70 feet in length and 17 feet at it tallest point.
Highlights of the neighborhood include the Faust Park Carousel, Butterfly House, Chesterfield Mall, and two outlet malls. The famous Chesterfield Valley is the longest strip mall in the country, containing retail stores, restaurants, and a movie theater.
Chesterfield has two top rated public school districts, Rockwood and Parkway. There are also a number of higher education institutions such as, Maryville and Logan universities nearby.
PARKS & REC
Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex | This 128.4-acre sports complex consists of 40 acres of natural wetlands, 12 baseball/softball fields, nine soccer fields, concession buildings and parking lot. Fields are utilized for organized play such as youth & adult leagues, tournaments, camps and clinics. Reservation permits are required for facility use.
Chesterfield Family Aquatic Park | The Chesterfield Family Aquatic Park features a 25-yard competitive pool with two diving boards, a leisure pool with slides, play structures, lazy river, and a wading pool.
Central Park | Central Park is a 38-acre park and includes the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Park, a playground containing special areas designed for both younger and older children, swing set, benches, pavilion, and picnic tables. It also includes walking trails, amphitheater, and an eight-acre lake.
Zip Code: 63017, 63005, 63006
Hospital: St. Luke's
Libraries: Sachs Branch
Connect: Chesterfield, MO