Known as a city that seamlessly blends commercial progress with residential housing, Maryland Heights, Missouri is a thriving St. Louis suburb. According to the St. Louis multiple listing service, the median sale price for a home in Maryland Heights was $110,000 in 2012, which makes the area an attractive option for homebuyers.
Maryland Heights is the eighth largest municipality in St. Louis County and is home to more than 2,000 businesses, many of which are located in the Westport and Riverport business parks. The City is fast becoming a regional travel and entertainment destination, with 20 hotels offering over 3,200 rooms, plus numerous dining, recreation, and entertainment opportunities. Maryland Heights houses the big St. Louis attractions of West Port Plaza, Harrah's Casino, and UMB Bank Pavilion.
What makes Maryland Heights real estate attractive to industry and residents is the location. Interstate 70, Interstate 270, Lindbergh Boulevard, Route 364 (which becomes Page Avenue) and Dorsett Road are all convenient travel routes for the area, which makes access highly favorable. According to the city’s website, “The combination of location, low taxes and premium access to all major roadways yields an outstanding environment for businesses to flourish.” The website also points out that Maryland Heights services a significant portion of tourism. The Hollywood Casino and Westport Plaza are both in the area.
Residents benefit from this healthy business economy. City services are abundant and include art programing, along with initiatives to increase cultural awareness. Parks and recreational opportunities include an Aquaport, spacious Dogport, workout facility and community center. Several parks are also maintained by the city. Creve Coeur Park is perhaps one of the best known public parks in Maryland Heights that caters to walkers, cyclists, soccer lovers and boaters.
Housing styles in this portion of St. Louis real estate will typically be ranch, condominiums and apartment communities. Maryland Heights living tends to be geared toward enjoying the outdoors. Homebuyers may find that yards are more spacious in this suburban community than in an urban setting. For those looking at Maryland Heights homes for sale with growing families, the public school districts for the area are Parkway and Pattonville.
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Parks & Recreation
- Vago Community Park - Fee Fee Road and Midland Avenue
Vago Park offers a natural setting within the community. This 20 acre park contains three playgrounds, including handicap accessible play structures, a sand volleyball court, five horse shoe pits, a beautiful gazebo, accessible bathrooms, a walking/jogging track, a fitness course, a lighted softball field, three pavilions, a multi purpose court with basketball goals, and several picnic sites with barbecue grills.
- Eise Memorial Park - Glenview Drive and Bourbon Street
Gerald A. Eise Memorial Park is located in the David Meadows Subdivision near Rose Acres Elementary School. This park contains one pavilion seating approximately 25 people, a sand volleyball court, a playground, several picnic tables with barbecue grills, a walking path, a basketball slab, and accessible restrooms. This is a neighborhood park, and parking is limited to less than ten vehicles.
- Quiet Hollow Park - Marine Avenue and McKelvey Road
Quiet Hollow is a small, passive park for those individuals who enjoy watching the sunset from the highest point in the City. A walking trail, park benches, and picnic table are the only components of this tiny park. No parking or bathroom facilities are available at Quiet Hollow.
- Creve Coeur Skatepark - Marine Avenue
Creve Coeur Skatepark is a joint project between the City of Maryland Heights and St. Louis County Parks and Recreation Departments. The park is being developed in three phases. Phase I will be a concrete street course that will be approximately 30,000 square feet. Phase II will include an above ground street course designed for high-level competition, which will encompass about 40,000 square feet. The final Phase will be a large concrete bowl course.
- Maryland Heights Centre - 2344 McKelvey Road
The Centre offers meeting / rental facilities, fitness center, Sport Port Soccer Complex, and Aquaport . Aquaport, the city's family aquatic center, includes a lazy river, lap pool, wacky water kiddie pool, 5 slides, and leisure pool. It also has vending services and changing rooms.
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