Located on the western edge of St. Louis County, Wildwood is home to an unmatched rural charm. Wildwood boasts 11 square miles of parkland. The municipality is nestled in the foothills of the breathtaking Ozark Mountains and borders the Meramec and Missouri rivers. However, the municipality remains fully integrated within the St. Louis Metropolitan Area and is located just 24 miles outside of St. Louis’ city limits. Wildwood is the largest city in St. Louis County and the third largest in Missouri, totaling 68 square miles. Its pastoral setting and abundant space make Wildwood an idyllic refuge, while its location in St. Louis County’s central corridor ensures that the hub of St. Louis City is only a short commute away.
Wildwood is a young, forward-thinking city. The municipality was incorporated on September 1, 1995 and led by residents who wished to control their own communities and free the previously unincorporated area from controlling county bureaucracies. Effective planning and community organization ensured that Wildwood quickly began to thrive. Responsive public services and an economic planning initiative have created a city that is well-organized, efficient, and productive. Wildwood has partnered with the West St. Louis County Chamber of Commerce to provide growth and networking opportunities for more than 270 businesses. Due to local government efficiency, Wildwood is able to provide quality public services without imposing a real estate tax. Homeowners are able to reap the financial benefits that come with a well-run local government.
In 2016, homes in Wildwood sold for a median price of $410,000. In 2011, Wildwood homes sold for a median price of $350,000, showing that there has been a 17% increase in home prices over the last 5 years. This steady increase demonstrates that homebuyers are flocking to this young, bustling city with acres of open space. This median price of $410,000 represents significant value. Wildwood homes sold in the past year were situated upon an average lot size of over 1.2 acres, a remarkable number that truly demonstrates the space available to homebuyers. Wildwood homes are often constructed of sturdy brick or stone, which lend a rustic appeal consistent with the community’s bucolic setting. Wildwood residents let their properties, beautifully manicured and meticulously cultivated, do the talking. Their charming and welcoming home exteriors serve to accentuate this municipality’s rustic beauty.
Wildwood has a rich tradition of public engagement and appreciation of the arts. The annual Celebrate Wildwood festival includes a concert series, which brings upcoming artists to perform in Wildwood’s scenic parkland. The annual Art Festival and Founder’s Day Car Show provide excellent entertainment for residents and visitors alike. Wildwood has a fantastic parks system totaling 11 square miles. The Municipality’s four parks, including the famed Bluff View Park, provide an excellent setting for hiking, fishing, and taking in all of Wildwood’s bucolic charm. Additionally, Wildwood residents enjoy easy access to the Chesterfield Mall and nearby strip malls. St. Albans, Missouri’s most celebrated golf community, is only a 10 minute drive to the west.
Students in Wildwood are served by the Rockwood School District. Rockwood’s four High Schools were named “Most Challenging” by the Washington Post in 2014 and 2015. Wildwood parents can rest assured that their children will get a first-rate education. Hope Montessori Academy Wildwood, Living Water Academy, and St. Alban Roe Parish School provide outstanding faith-based schooling options.