City of Chesterfield Missouri
The City of Chesterfield Missouri is located in West St Louis County. The city is situated in the west corner of the county, south and east of the Missouri River. Important roads for Chesterfield are Olive Blvd which turns into Clarkson Road as it intersects Interstate 64, which is another important road that cuts east to west through the middle of the city. Wild Horse Creek Road, a very old road, and Chesterfield Airport Road are also two other major roads in Chesterfield. The population of Chesterfield, which has seen an increase in the past twenty years, was recorded at 47,484 residents in 2010 by the US Census.
Chesterfield Parks and Recreation
Chesterfield has many recreational opportunities available. The Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex that is 206 acres of athletic fields and facilities for softball, baseball, football and soccer. Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center is located within the city's Chesterfield Central Park and features an outdoor water park and competitive pool. Central Park is 38 acres of parkland still in development and as well as the Aquatic Center, it also features picnic pavilions and playgrounds. Hardee's Iceplex is an indoor ice skating rink that is open year round and features public sessions, skating lessons and league play. Two golf courses are located in Chesterfield. The Landings at Spirit Golf Club is a public 18-hole course and the Four Seasons Country Club which has a private 9-hole course. Faust Park is a St Louis County park which features the Missouri Botanical Garden's Butterfly House, the Historical Village and the historic St Louis Carousel. The city holds the annual Strassenfest Festival in May which features music, food, activities and performances. A branch of the JCCA and a branch of the YMCA are also located in Chesterfield.
The residents of Chesterfield are served by two public school districts. The Parkway School District and the Rockwood School district. Depending on a high school student's home address, they will either attend Parkway Central, Parkway West or Marquette High School. Logan College of Chiropractic is located in Chesterfield and brings students from around the world to study Chiropractic medicine. Incarnate Word School and Ascension School are two Catholic private elementary/middle schools that are located in Chesterfield.
With the opening of two outlet malls in the late summer of 2013, Chesterfield just might be the shopping capital of the St. Louis Metropolitan area! The Taubman Prestige Outlet Mall, located on North Outer 40, features 48 outlet stores, including such well known brands as Abercrombie & Fitch, Restoration Hardware, Brooks Brothers, Lucky Brand, Polo Ralph Lauren, J. Crew, Wacoal, Gap and many more. The other outlet mall is the St. Louis Premium Outlets Mall. Its location is on Outlet Blvd, south of Interstate 64/40, off of Chesterfield Airport Road and features over 90 outlet stores. Some of the well known brands include Tommy Hilfiger, Converse, Crabtree & Evelyn, Michael Kors, Sperry Top-Sider, Kate Spade New York, J. Crew, PacSun, Levi's, Eddie Bauer, Fossil, Ann Taylor, Ugg Australia, Coach, DKNY, OshKosh B'gosh, Aldo, Vera Bradley and more! Then there is the 1.5 mile long Chesterfield Commons, the largest open-air retail center in the nation, located along Highway 40. Walmart, Lowes, Target, Best Buy, Home Depot, Office Max, Dick's Sporting Goods and Sam's Club are just a few of the 130 stores that are found in this mega shopping complex. And then within minutes and a very short and easy drive, Chesterfield Mall is found on Clarkson Road. Chesterfield Mall is the only indoor shopping center of the four and features three big department stores, Macy's, Dillard's and Sears, and over 100 smaller shops and boutiques such as Pottery Barn, J. Jill, Ann Taylor, Eddie Bauer, Williams & Sonoma, Archivers, Journeys, Baby Gap, Banana Republic, The Limited, Express, American Girl, Charlotte Russe, Charming Charlie, Old Navy and many more. With all these shopping options, maybe Chesterfield should be called a "Shoppers Paradise"!
Like many other St. Louis County cities, the city of Chesterfield as it is known today, is a consolidation of smaller townships that had built up around a local Post Office. One by one these Post Offices closed until only the Post Office at Chesterfield was left. Those other townships were known as Bellemonte, Hog Hollow or Lake, Gumbo, Monarch and Bonhomme. Justus Post was the founder of Chesterfield in 1817. He laid out the original community along Wild Horse Creek Road in the area that is now between Baxter and Wilson. When Christian Burkhardt moved to the area in 1877, he platted Burkhardt's Subdivision around the Drew Railroad Depot and eventually the town of Chesterfield developed around the railroad depot. This area today is designated at the "Burkhardt Historic District" and is on the National Register of Historic Places. The City of Chesterfield was incorporated in 1988, relatively recent in its long history.
Several Historic Landmarks are located in Chesterfield. One of them, the Old Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, is located on Conway Road and was built in 1841. It was the sanctuary for the second Presbyterian congregation west of the Mississippi River. Another landmark is the Farmers State Bank of Chesterfield that was founded by Edward Burkhardt and built in 1914 near the Drew Depot. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places. The Ravens-Queatham House, another Chesterfield landmark, is located on Olive Blvd near Hog Hollow and was built about 1860 with additions to the home after 1900. "Thornhill", the home of Missouri's second governor, Frederick Bates, is located on what is now Faust Park. It was built in 1819 on an estate that was one thousand acres. Thornhill is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Faust Park features The St Louis Carousel that was once located in St Louis' Forest Park Highlands amusement park. It was constructed by the Dentzel Company in 1929 and is one of only five of carousels made by the Dentzel company in the 1920's still in operation. Another landmark of Chesterfield's is the Davis House, built in the 1840's, and is now located in Faust Park Historical Village. It is thought to have been the residence of several owner's of Rinkel's Market which was located in the Bonhomme Township at Olive and Chesterfield Parkway.
Chesterfield Missouri City Hall
690 Chesterfield Parkway
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Police (non-emergency): 636-537-3000
Fire (non-emergency): 636-394-2212
Parks and Recreation: 636-537-4000
Chamber of Commerce: 636-532-3399
Public Works: 636-537-4000
St. Louis County Public Library-Samuel C. Sachs Branch: 314-994-3300
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