North St. Louis County is one of the most diverse areas in Missouri, with people from around the world living in its many towns and areas. While diverse, the area is also home to some of the world’s largest electronics companies, including Emerson, Boeing’s Defense, Space, And Security Unit, and the Lambert St. Louis International Airport. As a result, North St. Louis has a lot to offer, in terms of cultural diversity, art, local things to do, and a variety of jobs. Some of the towns in the area are equally as diverse, with a range of different cultures, building style, and histories. North STL is a big area with plenty of towns and cities, and some of them date back to the early 1700s. Others are newer and part of the after-war expansion of the area, leading to a highly cultural and architectural diverse area.
North STL County Real Estate and Homes for Sale
Beautifully renovated large ranch house. Refinished wood floors, freshly painted interior up and down, new counter tops, stainless steel appliances, sink, faucet and new flooring in kitchen. Both main baths have been updated with new vanities, toilets, flooring, medicine cabinets and mirror. Lots of ceiling fans upstairs. Newer thermal windows and garage door. Awesome finished basement with new carpet and tons of space. Quiet subdivision cul-de-sac close to North County Recreational Center, Eagle Springs golf course and highways. This home is ready to close ASAP. This won’t last long so bring your buyers by today! Adam Kruse
Move-In-Ready Condo! Beautiful 2 years young town home with easy access to Highways 270 and 70. Open and bright, neutral colors, Spacious Kitchen. 1/2 bath on main level. 9 foot ceilings in Master Bedroom which opens to full bath and convenient laundry on upper level. Convenient location, sitting room/den area at top of stairs and 1 car garage make this the perfect place to call home! Washer-Dryer and Refrigerator negotiable! Kevin Vetter 314.609.4449
Fantastic 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Home with LOTS OF UPDATES… some of which include: Furnace, a/c, roof, 200 amp electric, windows, gutters, appliances * This home also has Beautiful HARDWOOD FLOORS and loads of CUSTOM MILL-WORK throughout * A Huge and CUSTOM FINISHED LL shows more of the intricate millwork and has a CUSTOM BAR AND GAS FIREPLACE * The yard has a patio and is fenced and level Mike Gambino 314.506.6700
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Summary of Towns in North St. Louis County
Florissant-Ferguson, officially referred to as Florissant and Ferguson, are two cities inside of St. Louis, Missouri, often called suburbs. With a population exceeding 71,000 and a city area of 19 miles, Florissant and Ferguson inhabit a large chunk of St. Louis and is a historical city in its own right. Founded in the early 18th and 19thcenturies, the cities were originally stationed near the Wabash railroad, and are currently home to multiple notable residents including NFL stars and their families. The towns are also home to more than a dozen private and public schools, making them an educational center of St. Louis.
Florissant: As one of the second ring suburbs of St. Louis, Florissant is large, thriving, and supports a diverse population and culture. With 52,000 residents, multiple schools, theological colleges, and proximity to the University of Missouri-St. Louis, the city is a good one for families and students alike. Florissant is one of the oldest settlements in Missouri, although the exact settlement date is unknown, and had an active population of French and Spanish settlers by 1786. Today, the city is inhabited by primarily French and German cultures, but traces of Spanish architecture and influence can still be seen around the area. Florissant is known as one of the safest and best places to live in the Seattle area, even earning the title of “#1 Best Small City to Retire to In America”, “2nd Safest City in Missouri”, and in 2012 was ranked #76 on Money Magazine’s list of “The Top 100 of Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live”.
History of Florissant: Florissant was founded in 1776 and covers about 12.8 miles with a population upwards of 52,000, making it one of the largest suburbs in St. Louis. While it was founded in 1776, the settlement is believed to be one of the oldest in Missouri, and was historically known as ‘Blooming’, ‘St. Ferdinand’, and ‘Florissant.’ Florissant is ranked number 76 in Money Magazines best places to live, and the city features multiple schools and a large library. With notable residents including NFL players and other world class athletes, the city has a prestigious name, but little to attract tourists or visitors, other than its quiet community, small shops and businesses, and beautiful architecture and streets.
Ferguson: Ferguson is most well known in recent years as the hometown of Michael Brown, who was fatally shot in 2014. However, the city’s history dates back to the mid-1800s and by 1880 nearly 200 people called the town their own. The city dates back to 1855, when land was granted by William B. Ferguson to the Wabash Railroad, resulting in a new depot. Today, Ferguson is a thriving city and home to over 21,000 people. The area supports 19 Christian churches, 11 public and private schools, and an independent community library within the district.
History of Ferguson: Ferguson was founded in 1894 by William Ferguson in an attempt to create a station on the Wabash Railroad, which ran until 1964 but is now defunct. The city grew and eventually featured part of St. Louis’ famous streetcar system, even having a road with only one track, where a loop that is still visible to tourists, was later constructed around. Ferguson was also home to the longest streetcar line in the United States, which ran from the West End Narrow Gauge Railway to the city limits, making the city easily accessible to everyone. Today, the city has a population of more than 13,000 enrolled students, and more than 21,000 local residents.
The two cities, Florissant and Ferguson have grown together and are frequently referred to by the same name. Standing inside of St. Louis, the two cities offer a cultural and economic safe haven for tourists and citizens alike. Visitors can tour art museums and galas, visit street shops and cafes, view historic buildings some of which date back to the early 19th century, and view the historic railways or the streetcar system. They city also features a flourishing theater, in no small part thanks to its many educational institutions. Local festivals include the St. Louis Family Theater Series, and the Applause Season.
Bridgeton: With a population of only 11,500 people, Bridgeton is small, but important, as it serves as one of the primary transportation hubs in the Greater St. Louis area. The city is home to parts of the Lambert-St. Louis Airport, multiple railroad and interstate connections and metro rail. The city’s history for transportation dates back to American Indians using trails through the area, which prompted the French to settle there around 1724, and by the time of the Louisiana Purchase, it was already home to a thriving Spanish population. While small, and most schools in the district are outside of the city, Bridgeton is home to multiple international airline headquarters including Trans State Airlines and GoJet Airlines, and a library.