Best Places to Live: Wright City, Missouri

March 1, 2024

Houston Homes, LLC builds new home communities and custom homes across St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren counties. We are presently installing utilities and laying the groundwork to pour streets at Alder Creek by Houston Homes, LLC, in Wright City, Missouri. Wright City is a growing rural community that continues to invest in education and economic development, making it an attractive option for area new home buyers. 


Wright City is located in Warren County, Missouri, on Interstate 70 at mile marker 200 -- approximately 45 miles west of downtown St. Louis. This small, rural community has a population of 4,881 (2020). Wright City features a number of small shops and restaurants and is home to a variety of light to heavy industrial businesses. Wright City is also home to scenic landscapes and outdoor recreation. 


Wright City is Wildcat country. The Wildcat is the mascot for the Wright City R-II School District, which serves 1,788 with a student-teacher ratio of 14:1. Students attend one of five district schools: 

  • Wright City Early Childhood Center (Pre-K)
  • Wright City East Elementary School (K-1)
  • Wright City West Elementary School (2-5)
  • Wright City Middle School (6-8)
  • Wright City High School (9-12)

An all-new Wright City High School is presently under construction on an 84-acre tract of land between Roelker Road and Hwy F. The $55 million project includes a 122,245 single story building, parking lots, multiple access roads, and athletic fields. Wright City School District projects the new high school will be complete in the fall of 2024 with occupancy starting in January 2025. 

Liberty Christian Academy is a private institution for K-12 students.


Surrounded by sprawling prairies and vast open landscapes, Wright City is home to outdoor enthusiasts and offers access to some of the region’s most enticing recreation. Local favorite activities include:

  • Innsbrook Golf Course & Resort
  • Incline Village Golf Course
  • Warrenton Golf Course
  • Bear Creek Golf Course
  • Country Lake Golf Club
  • Warrenton Pool Park Disc Golf
  • Quail Ridge Disc Golf
  • Indian Camp Creek Disc Golf
  • Eagles Crossing Disc Golf
  • Missouri Gun Quail Club
  • Benchrest Rifle Club
  • Reifsnider Missouri Conservation Area Nature Preserve
  • Reckamp Farms Farmer’s Market
  • Big Joel’s Safari 
  • Cedar Lake Cellars Wineries & Vineyards
  • Factory Outlets & Flea Markets
  • Corwin S. Ruge Memorial Park
  • Diekroeger Bros. Park
  • Long Row Lavendar Boutique Shops
  • Renaissance Wine Garden


The village of Wright City was originally platted to take advantage of the new North Missouri Railroad which was constructed in 1857. Today, Norfolk Southern Railroad has a rail line through Wright City. Rail accessibility makes the area an attractive location for business and industry. 

Wright City draws from a five-county area of more than 150,000 dedicated workers with the traditional mid-west good work ethic. Backed by efforts from the Department of Economic Development, Wright City continues to attract new businesses. Excellent tech schools, junior colleges and universities extends opportunities for personal and professional development.

Wright City provides residents a peaceful, semi-rural area in which to live. It is located within a commutable distance for employment, sporting, and cultural events of the St. Charles and St. Louis areas. A wide variety of homesites are available to accommodate almost any lifestyle as the community continues to grow and thrive with new businesses deciding to call Wright City "home."


Houston Homes, LLC of Missouri is bringing 14 of its built-better floor plans to 151 new home sites in Warren County. The new home community, Alder Creek, will offer single family new construction homes off of Hwy F near the new Wright City high school. Houston Homes will begin construction this Spring on an all-new display home at Alder Creek. 

The new display home will be a Hickory 2-story model with 2,394 sf., 3 bedrooms, and 2.5 baths. The Hickory includes a 2-car attached garage with 3rd tandem bay as a standard feature. 

Each home will include our impressive list of standard features such as all-wood kitchen cabinets of dovetail construction with soft close doors and drawers, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, adult height vanity with cultured marble top in owner's suite, coach lights at garage, Pella windows and sliding doors, architectural shingles, low maintenance .44 vinyl siding, fully sodded yard, professional landscape package, 10-year foundation leakage warranty. These must-haves and many more are included in the base price of your new Houston home. 

Phase I Lot Release features 40 new home sites -- each surrounded by natural beauty, some backing to trees. Home prices start in the upper $200s.

Alder Creek is a USDA Loan eligible community. USDA Loan Program extends affordability to new home buyers. Qualified buyers may take advantage of no down payment required, favorable interest rates, and flexible credit guidelines. USDA Home Loans are no longer for first-time buyers only. 


Houston Homes, LLC of St. Louis, MO is a two-generations, local family-owned builder of new home communities and custom homes in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren Counties. Base pricing starts in the mid-$200,000’s. To learn more about Houston Homes, LLC, please visit or call 636-851-7828. Build a Houston Home. Build a Better Home for a Better Price.

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