Welcome to Ballwin/Ellisville
Ballwin and Ellisville are two very family-friendly communities in the heart of West County, Missouri. They both possess a community-centered life, easy access to highways and roads, and shopping opportunities throughout the area. About 19 miles from downtown St. Louis, Ellisville boasts vibrant businesses, including restaurants, retailers, and boutiques. It is known for its expansive trail and park system, great schools, and family-friendly neighborhoods. The historical city has an estimated population of 9,104 and was incorporated in 1932.
Rated by Money Magazine as one of the country’s best areas to live, Ballwin was established in 1950 with 750 people and has since swelled to a population of more than 30,000, according to the 2020 census. The dynamic community hosts many local events each year, and WalletHub awarded it the number-one suburb in St. Louis for two consecutive years.
What to Love
- Tight-knit community
- Conveniently located
- Family-friendly living
In a centralized location, the two cities are safe and family-friendly. Ballwin is an attractive community made up of several distinct areas within its nine-mile area. It works to create a tight-knit community and unparalleled experience. Within the top 25 best places to live in the United States, Ellisville is an excellent home for outdoor lovers. It boasts expansive trails, parks, dog parks, and outdoor community events.
Dining, Entertainment & Shopping
A golf-themed grill with American pub fare, Mulligan’s Grill opened more than 25 years ago and has been family owned and operated since the beginning. Serving the best wings in the city, the restaurant builds its foundation on family and hospitality. The Wolf Cafe serves organic, locally-sourced American cuisine with wine, beer, and coffee. Everything is made from scratch, and the atmosphere is quirky and filled with live music.
Specializing in burritos and fajitas, Mi Lupita serves Mexican food in a cozy setting. The authentic, family-operated, and owned restaurant opened in 1994 and brings Mexican flavors to Missouri. Donut Palace STL provides residents with fresh-daily, hand-made donuts. Family-owned, it serves delicious donuts with attentive, unparalleled service. Clancy’s Irish Pub, built in 1933 and opening as a deli and pub in 1982, boasts a stunning outdoor patio and unique indoor dining room. Combining Irish traditions, Irish whiskey, and American food, it is a great experience for the whole family.
Salty Spa is the ideal place to go to relax and be pampered. The service is accommodating and friendly, contributing to the warm, light atmosphere.
Things to Do
Meadowbrook Country Club (private) has provided the community with quality golf, relaxation, social events, fitness, and dining for over 75 years. Specializing in impeccable service and meticulous attention to detail, the beautiful club has one of the best golf courses in St. Louis and continually works toward perfection. Ballwin Golf Course and Events Center (public) provides a public, exciting nine-hole golf course. Opened in 1974, it hosts Gateway PGA Nine-Hole Junior Championship and several other events.
A state-of-the-art center with a ten-lane, competitive pool, North Pointe Aquatic Center is a ton of fun for everyone. It features two diving boards, a tree swing, a lazy river of 1,000 feet, sprays, a waterfall, a leisure pool, a kiddie pool, bucket falls, a splash pad, and more. The Pointe at Ballwin Commons is a local gym helping residents enrich their lives. From cardio equipment and weights to an indoor pool and a running track to personal trainers, it has something for everyone.
Ballwin Days feature crafts, games, live entertainment, fireworks, and more as the community comes together for the annual festival. For more than 42 years, the celebration has created a family atmosphere of fun and excitement. Bluebird Park covers 167.36 acres. It includes a playground, dog park, amphitheater, multi-use pad, trail, disc golf course, picnic area, community garden, aquatic center, three tennis courts, two softball fields, and three pavilions.
Rockwood R-V1 School District and Parkway C-2 School District serve Ballwin and Ellisville.
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