St Charles County is one of the fastest growing area in the Metro St Louis Region. With excellent School Districts (Francis Howell, Ft Zumwalt, St Charles, Orchard Farms, Wentzville and Washington), an easy commute to St Louis City and the entire Metro area via Interstate Highway 64/US Highway 40; the Page Avenue Extension, Highway 70 and Highway 367 and 364, their bridges this area boasts newer homes, a rapidly expanding job, commercial, industrial and retail base.
St Charles County is home to many wonderful cities and towns. Among them you will find, Augusta, Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Flint Hill, Foristell, Josephville, Lake St Louis, New Melle, O'Fallon, Portage Des Sioux, St Charles, St Paul, St Peters, Weldon Springs, Weldon Spring Heights, Wentzville and West Alton.
If you take time to travel the Missouri Weinstrasse (Wine Road), approximately 35 miles outside of St Louis, you will pass through several wineries in the Augusta, Missouri area along with the Augusta Brewery. Located in St Charles County, Augusta recently celebrated the 150th anniversary of it's incorporation in 1855. Settled in 1836 by one of Daniel Boone's followers, the town is noted for it's German heritage, the town was originally known as Mount Pleasant and was a stop along the Missouri River for the many riverboats that plied the waters. A massive flood in the 1870's changed the course of the river and left the town without any riverfront. Augusta has a number of homes, farmsteads and historic areas that are listed on the National Register, including the world famous Mount Pleasant Winery which was founded in 1859. Prior to the Civil War, Missouri was the leading wine producer of all the states.
This is an area that is rapidly changing from farming communities, to outer suburbs to a metropolitan area. You'll find casinos, concert arenas, sports teams and much much more in the St Charles area, along with solid businesses, wineries and breweries. An integral part of the Lewis and Clark journey and the westward expansion of the United States, this area has grown from a frontier outpost with French and Spanish influences to a vibrant metropolitan area.
While home prices are going up, St Charles County has very affordable housing and with the many bridges crossing the river into St Louis County, is seen as a very desirable area to live in if you work in St Louis County or City.