Festus - Crystal City
Festus and Crystal City are often referred to as the Twin Cities as they are separated only by a street. Affordable housing, new shopping centers, and lots of beautiful open space abound. Town festivals include the Firecracker festival in June and Twin City Days in September as well a Christmas Parade in December.
Are you looking to move to an area with traditional values, but don’t want to move too far away from the action? Festus and Crystal City, Mo. are affordable, convenient and wholesome options for any family looking to purchase a home. These sister cities are located in the Jefferson County area of Missouri. According to the St.Louis mulitiple listing service, the median sale price for a home in Festus is about $130,500, while the median sale price for a home in Crystal City is $123,500.
Festus and Crystal City real estate are highly desirable locations for families. The Twin Cities Chamber of Commerce states on their website, “People move here to live and raise children in a small-town atmosphere and safety with many local conveniences, but are still able to utilize Interstate 55 for a quick commute to St. Louis County.” The website also points out that there are plenty of things to do, which includes recreational opportunities available at local parks and the Jefferson County YMCA.
I-55, which serves as the main highway for access to both cities, has witnessed tremendous commercial growth in recent years. This brings the conveniences of retail shopping and familiar restaurant chains to homeowners. The healthy expansion of services can be seen on other major thoroughfares as well. For instance, both the Lowe’s and Home Depot hardware companies host stores in Festus.
Affordable housing prices may make purchasing a new home a fantastic option for purchasers that desire to live outside urban St. Louis real estate. Currently, there are a variety of styles that can be built in Truman Village, which is located in Festus. If a new home isn’t for you, both cities offer existing neighborhoods that will appeal to a variety of tastes. Be sure to check with your Prudential Select Properties agent for Festus and Crystal City, Mo. homes for sale, along with open houses in the area.
- 9,660 (Festus)
- 4,247 (Crystal City)
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- Festus Public Library
- Crystal City Public Library
Parks & Recreation
- Sunset Park
3 softball/baseball fields, a regulation baseball field with a grandstand, sand volleyball court, two handball courts, a double and single tennis court, and basketball court, as well as plenty of playground equipment.
- S. Mill St. Park
Features a double tennis court and 1 basketball court. There is some playground equipment.
- Billy Porter Memorial Park
Mainly used for weddings but does have a playground area.
- West City Park
Largest area park with a lake, two regulation baseball fields, two softball/baseball fields, three soccer fields, fitness equipment, a fitness course, and 8 single covered picnic tables. All pavilions here have horseshoe pits.
- The West City Sports Complex
Available for renting and holds approximately 104 people.
- S. Adams St. Park
2 small softball/baseball fields and a large field for kids to play in.
- S. Fourth St. Park
Two basketball courts and a playground area.
Festus - Crystal City Homes For Sale