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April 8, 2024

Best Places to Live: What We Love About Wentzville

Deciding where to live and where to raise a family is a big decision. As one of the St. Louis area’s most trusted home builders, Houston Homes, LLC takes pride in developing master-planned communities in the most sought-after areas of the region, including new home developments in Wentzville, MO.

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The city of Wentzville is situated in western St. Charles County, spanning just over 20 miles at the convergence of Interstate 70 and Hwy 40/61. This location is less than an hour from downtown St. Louis, the Gateway Arch, St. Louis Zoo, Missouri Botanical Garden, the City Museum, the Science Center and planetarium, major league sports, arts & culture, and more. Explore St. Louis

As a result of urban sprawl, Wentzville has enjoyed significant growth in recent years. In fact, Wentzville has earned the title ‘fastest growing city in Missouri for several years running. The city’s population has now surpassed 47,000, making it the 15th largest in the state. Despite its rapid growth, Wentzville maintains a peaceful, rural feel while offering every modern amenity making it desirable to families and young professionals alike. 

Wentzville receives an A-Rating from for its low cost of living, quality schools, low crime rate, and proximity to parks, recreation and local attractions. According to ERI Economic Research Institute, the cost of living in Wentzville is 11% lower than the national average. 

Wentzville ranks #1 in the state for new housing starts, averaging 650 new construction homes per year. Eighty-five (85%) percent of Wentzville residents own their own home. Excellent employment opportunities contribute to the affordability and high rate of home ownership in Wentzville. 

Top Employers

  1. General Motors
  2. Wentzville School District
  3. TVS Supply Chain Solutions
  4. eTrailer Corp
  5. City of Wentzville
  6. Compass Health Network
  7. Rapid Response
  8. SSM St. Joseph Health Center
  9. Lear Corporation
  10. RK Stratman Company, Inc.

Looking Back

Wentzville has a storied past: The city is home to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, pioneering rock and roll singer, songwriter and guitarist, Chuck Berry. The city is also hailed for erecting the nation’s first ever Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial. Because of its location along I-70, this Wentzville destination has become a popular stop for veterans on the ‘Run to the Wall’.

Bright Future Ahead 

Highly-rated public schools mean Wentzville also has a very bright future. Students attend either the Wentzville School District or Fort Zumwalt School District. Both school districts benefit from generous community support and receive high accolades.

Things to Do in Wentzville

Wentzville is close to wineries and vineyards, farmer’s markets, flea markets, paintball, arcades, shopping, and historic sites like the First State Capital in nearby St. Charles and the Daniel Boone home in Defiance.

Additionally, the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Wentzville manages several festivals throughout the year including the Renaissance Fair which attracts 22,000 visitors to the area in the fall. “Wentzville Days” brings another 10,000 to the downtown area each year with a three-day event in the spring.

Progress Park Recreation Center & Pool

The Recreation Center at Wentzville’s Progress Park includes a gymnasium, fitness center and elevated fitness track. Progress Park Center banquet facility and Progress Park Pool are also located in Progress Park, along with the city’s sports administrative and maintenance offices.

WREC Wentzville Rec Center

Wentzville has outdone itself in designing and building one of the area’s great recreational facilities. This 94,371 square foot multigenerational rec center features a 10,000 square feet wellness hub with an 80-iece fitness floor hosting cardiovascular, sectorized, or free weight workout stations. There is also a 1/8-mile indoor track, cardio bridge with treadmills, stationary bikes, elliptical machines, and more. WREC also offers an outdoor fitness space, Kids Club childcare, wet and dry saunas, lap pool, recreational pool with amenities, party rooms, patio, esports lab and creative studio, two full-sized gyms equipped for basketball and volleyball, meeting rooms and more.

Splash Station Aquatic Center

Kids and kids at heart love the Splash Station Aquatic Center in Wentzville. This action-packed play zone features a high dive, kids water playground, lazy river, zero depth entry pool, spiral water slide, concessions and locker room.

Rotary Park

Rotary Park is a stunning 72-acre park with scenic lawns and a 5-acre fishing lake. Rotary Park is home to the St. Charles County Fair, the Greater St. Louis Renaissance Fair, and Holiday Night Lights. 

Bicentennial Park

Developed to celebration the nation’s first 200 years. Plans for the park and its Liberty Garden were approved by the city of Wentzville in January of 1976. The park opened prior to the close of 1977. The design of the park was based on the design of the City’s first flag. The park contains a time capsule that is scheduled to open in 2076. 

Green Lantern Senior Center

Open Monday through Friday, the center offers many activities including bingo, pool, cards, shuffleboard, Wii, dominoes, line dancing, crafting and monthly birthday parties with live entertainment.

Fireman’s Park

Fireman’s Park provides Wentzville area residents and guests five beautiful acres of parkland, ADA accessibility, a picnic pavilion, cornhole boards, and pickleball courts. 

Heartland Park

Jake's Field of Dreams playground (linkis a universally inclusive playground where kids of all abilities can play side by side. This Unlimited Play playground is located inside Wentzville’s Heartland Park, along with two synthetic multi-turf athletic fields designed for soccer, football and lacrosse; two grass multi-use athletic fields designed for soccer and football; walking trail, wetland area, lake, two rentable pavilions, concessions stand open during games and tournaments and restroom facilities.

Memorial Park

This traditional community park offers the great American hallmarks of summertime and includes a baseball / softball field, a picnic pavilion with BBQ pit, playground, multi-purpose courts and soccer goals. 

Northview Nature Park

Wentzville completed a storm water project on this site to provide flood relief and create an inviting green space for the public. The storm water system on this site was “day lighted” and roughly 3,700 native prairie and wetland plants were installed to help prevent erosion, soak up and infiltrate storm water.

This pocket park serves a multitude of functions including: reduce water run-off, provide green infrastructure, attract more nature into the neighborhood, act as an interpretive demonstration area and classroom, help save money, support sustainability and provide more parkland for the community.

Peruque Valley Park

The Peruque Valley Park complex features four ball fields, three practice fields (currently under construction), concessions, trail systems and multiple stormwater management bioswale systems throughout the park. 

As Peruque Valley Park continues to be developed we literally see the park coming to life; gentle meadows, woodlands and wetlands. Future development plans include an outdoor classroom, paved trail, natural trails, picnic shelters, creek overlooks, playgrounds, ball fields and environmental meadows. 

Wentzville Ice Arena

Hockey enthusiasts flock to the Wentzville Ice arena for public skate, freestyle skate, instructional hockey, Adult Drop-in hockey, Stick ‘n Puck open skills sessions, and Wee and Me skating for kids 5 and under.

New Home Communities in Wentzville

Houston Homes, LLC is presently developing the Estates at Huntleigh Ridge in Wentzville, Missouri. This new home community is served by the Wentzville School District and its nearby North Point campus which is home to North Point middle and high schools. Wabash Elementary is just a minute away.

The Estates at Huntleigh Ridge offers 14 floor plans to-be-built across 26 newly-released Phase II home sites. The new home sites are situated on three (3) courts – each ending in a cul de sac. Many of the new home sites back to trees and common ground. Phase II home sites range in size from ~6,600 sq. ft. to over ~18,000 sq. ft. Visit our Virtual Tour gallery to walk-through some of our best-selling plans.

Base prices for ranch, 1.5 and 2-story plans range in size from 1,255 sq. ft. to 3,054 sq. ft. offered at the Estates at Huntleigh Ridge start in the $300’s. Base pricing includes our unwavering construction standards and impressive included features. Plus, homebuyers personalize every color selection, fixture and finish at our New Home Design Center in Winghaven. 

To learn more about building with Houston Homes, LLC, contact us at or call 636-851-7828. 

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