Located just 18 miles west of downtown St. Louis, Ellisville residents enjoy the best of both worlds: easy proximity to the hustle and bustle of city life and charming suburban amenities. The city’s small town qualities stand out with the quality of life, outstanding schools, and first-rate police protection. In fact, Money magazine previously ranked Ellisville, Missouri in the top 50 places to live in the United States!

People move to Ellisville for access to the exceptional schools and the community feel of the city, with numerous parks, walking trails and family friendly venues in the area. A multitude of restaurants, both national and local offerings, dot the area; from Italian to Sushi and all points in between. The award winning schools, as part of the Rockwood School District, prepare these West County children for the future with the highest accreditation in the state of Missouri. Those seeking an advanced degree will find several colleges and Universities nearby.

A Bustling Community With Activities and Recreation For All Ages

You won’t get bored in Ellisville with all the fun activities and things to do, such as the lovely summer farmer’s market in the park, great shopping, and variety of family friendly events. The extensive park system weaves through the residential areas and is connected by a multi-trail network. As a resident you’ll have access to the wonderful amenities in parks like Bluebird Park which hosts an ongoing, free summer concert series and the annual 4th of July celebration. The park also houses the community pool, The Ellisville Edge, tennis courts, playgrounds and more. Residents of Ellisville receive resident rates on various activities from sports camps for kids, swimming lessons, art classes and even first aid courses.

The residential areas have many options for quality living from single-family homes, to townhouses to apartments and more. Lots vary from ½ to 3 acres in size. Contact us today to find your dream home in the city you may never want to leave.

Welcome to Ellisville!

Nestled in the western suburbs of St. Louis County, Missouri, Ellisville is a wonderful community featuring great neighborhoods, highly acclaimed schools, and an outstanding parks and trails system. We are conveniently located only 19 miles away from downtown St. Louis. We are proud of our very own vibrant business community with delicious restaurants, boutiques, and national retailers. There are fun things to do here! Whether you are a visitor or a life-long resident, the About Us section is intended to help you learn more about the city’s historical roots and the quality services and aesthetics that you’ll find in Ellisville.

Ellisville Facts

  • Ellisville was incorporated in 1932. It remained a village until 1957 when voters approved a proposition for the village to become a city.
  • In 1993, Ellisville voters approved a Home Rule Charter creating a Council-Manager form of government.
  • Ellisville has been awarded the National Arbor Day Foundation’s designation of “Tree City USA” for 31 consecutive years.
  • The city has parkland totaling 230.87 acres, which means there is approximately 1 acre of parkland for nearly every 40 residents. The park system is comprised of 11 parks which weave through residential neighborhoods and business developments and are connected by multi-use trails.
  • The City of Ellisville includes single-family homes, townhouses, apartments, duplexes, and condominiums. Lots vary from 1/2 to 3 acres in size.
  • With more than 574 businesses, the City of Ellisville combines a well-balanced mix of residential and commercial development.
  • AAA-rated Rockwood School District, one of the lowest crime rates in St. Louis County, and numerous facilities are just a few features our community offers.
  • Today, Ellisville provides comprehensive police, parks, planning, public works, and management services to over 9,000 residents. Ellisville is a suburban community; 1 of over 90 municipalities located in St. Louis County, Missouri.
  • Ellisville’s business core is primarily service based, containing very little industry. Of the service-based businesses, a large component is retail. Despite having only 2 large-scale grocery stores, Ellisville has 5 automobile dealerships within the city limits. In addition, the retail sector is comprised of restaurants, service stations, electronics stores, and several shopping centers with big box anchors. The bulk of the remaining businesses are professional offices of attorneys, dentists, real estate offices, brokers, bankers, manufacturers’ representatives, and more. The city is also the home of 1 large corporate facility: Cooper Bussmann Industries.
  • Because of the suburban nature of Ellisville, most residents commute to work outside the city limits. Public transportation for Ellisville is available and provided by Bi-State Development Agency of the Bi-State Metropolitan Development District. However, this service is not funded by the city.
  • The city is characterized by older subdivisions located somewhat centrally, while newer subdivisions have been platted and built near the city’s outer boundaries. As a result, recreational needs, capital improvement and infrastructure needs, and issues relative to municipal taxation are all very different.
Source www.ellsiville.mo.us

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