Chesterfield is one of St. Louis's most charming suburbs, found just west of Creve Coeur and Town & Country. The city serves a population of more than 47,000 and spans 32 square miles. Chesterfield has a little bit of everything: nice homes, shopping, parks, dining, and friendly people. There's no shortage of things to do and places to see when you're in the area. If you're interested in visiting, you can travel by Interstate 44, 55, 64, or 70. Coming from out of town is not an issue—Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is just a 20-minute drive from Chesterfield. The city also has farms, an array of housing, the school districts of Parkway and Rockwood, and a number of concert venues. Read on to learn more about this suburban town.
Only in the last few decades has Chesterfield looked the way that it does. The city's rich history has slowly become more known to the public, a history which centers on its occupancy by Native Americans. According to author Mark Leach, a Chesterfield resident, Native Americans lived in what is now Chesterfield more than 4,000 years ago. Burial mounds can be found in parts of the city, and artifacts such as carvings and pieces of art have given insight into the natives' presence and lifestyle. This probably isn't a surprise for those aware of St. Louis's ancient past. Native Americans once occupied large amounts of land around the Mississippi River, notably in the Cahokia area. But many St. Louisans don't realize that Native Americans lived as far west as Chesterfield.
It wasn't until 1988 that Chesterfield became an incorporated city. Its conception was rocky. The town lacked public resources and barely received enough votes to become incorporated. Their progress came to a halt a few years later with the Great Flood of 1993. The levee protecting Chesterfield from the Missouri river burst, flooding eastern Missouri with an intensity unmatched by any flood in United States history. Chesterfield was hit especially hard. The city had to evacuate, with water levels reaching nearly 50 feet. The flood claimed 32 lives and cost billions of dollars in damages. Chesterfield eventually recovered and is now a thriving part of St. Louis.
Chesterfield's population is between 47,000 and 48,000. This number has only grown a small amount in recent years, although the median age is going up. The median resident age is 46 which is eight years older than the median resident age for the entire state of Missouri. Chesterfield is 52% female and 48% male. The official Chesterfield website lists the following statistics about their demographic and housing:
Chesterfield housing is something you have to experience. The homes are beautiful, the neighborhoods are large, and the community is close.
Chesterfield possesses a unique and full culture. Whether you're an athlete, a shopper, an adventurer, or a businessperson, there is a place for you in this town. Check out some of the attractions that make up the City of Chesterfield.
The main parks in Chesterfield are Central Park, River's Edge, and Faust Park. Each has its own special qualities. Central Park is connected to the Chesterfield Amphitheater, a venue that hosts musical artists, educational events, and theatrical productions and fits up to 4,000 guests. River's Edge is much bigger than Central Park, covering a whopping 188 acres. Entry requires a half-mile walk where visitors will find a serene lake. It is a great place for birdwatching and escaping the hustle and bustle of the civilized world. Faust Park may be the most well-known of Chesterfield's parks. As of 2019, Faust Park is 200 years old and still full of life. Art pieces, guests, and wildlife fill the park, and guided tours are an option for those looking for a history lesson. Plenty more parks surround Chesterfield, but these three are some of the city's main destinations for nature lovers.
Chesterfield offers a wide range of activities for the young, old, and everything in between. Youth can take archery, diving, and swim classes, learn about film, join a soccer club, or attend summer camp. Adults can participate in softball, gardening, swimming, or pickleball. Swimming classes and events are also offered to adults throughout the year. For seniors, there's tai chi, golf, pickleball, shuffleboard, and biking. More information about specific programs can be found on Chesterfield's website.
Chesterfield is a hub for food and shopping. At most every corner you can find such places, and the mix of local and chain retail keeps the city flowing. The Chesterfield Mall (291 Chesterfield Mall) has shops like LensCrafters and V-Stock and restaurants like Cheesecake Factory and EdgeWild. They also have a couple of arcades for gamers. Outlet stores are plentiful in Chesterfield. Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren Polo, to name two. Yelp lists the following restaurants as some of the best in Chesterfield: Annie Gunn's, Sauce on the Side, Malinche Mexican Culinary Experience, Vito's, Charlie Gitto's, and The Corner Pub & Grill.
Chesterfield is run by a population of motivated and prepared individuals. If you're interested in government or need help in a crisis, here are some relevant locations (remember to dial 911 in the case of an emergency):
An injury attorney has many duties, but their main goal is to win you a financial compensation. Some of their responsibilities include gathering evidence, assessing damages (compensatory and punitive), and proving liability. If you're filing a lawsuit on behalf of a deceased family member, the your lawyer may opt for a wrongful death lawsuit.
Your attorney will likely try to settle out of court, which means you never have to go to trial. You'll be awarded compensation if you can settle out of court or win the lawsuit.
For more on what to expect in a Chesterfield injury lawsuit, see these pages:
If you've suffered an accident or injury in Chesterfield, you may be able to receive compensation. Hurry before the statute of limitations expires. Call TorHoerman Law at 1-888-508-6752 to schedule a free consultation today!
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"About Chesterfield." City of Chesterfield, www.chesterfield.mo.us/about-chesterfield.html.
City Data. "Chesterfield, Missouri." Onboard Informatics, www.city-data.com/city/Chesterfield-Missouri.html.
Leonard, Mary Delach. "After the Great Flood of '93, Chesterfield Valley Emerged from Gumbo Flats." St. Louis Public Radio, UMSL, 7 Aug. 2013, news.stlpublicradio.org/post/after-great-flood-93-chesterfield-valley-emerged-gumbo-flats#stream/0.
Shapiro, Mary. "New Book Uncovers Chesterfield's Ancient Past." STLToday, 12 Apr. 2013, www.stltoday.com/suburban-journals/metro/news/new-book-uncovers-chesterfield-s-ancient-past/article_c68290c7-ec8f-5a66-bc80-9ee9aaedec9c.html.
Statistical Analysis Center. 2011 Missouri Traffic Safety Compendium. Missouri State Highway Patrol, 2011, 2011 Missouri Traffic Safety Compendium.
Yelp Inc. "Top 10 Best Dining in Chesterfield, MO - Last Updated July 2019." Yelp, www.yelp.com/search?find_desc=dining&find_loc=Chesterfield, MO.
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