The largest city in the western section of St. Louis County, Chesterfield was formed in 1988. Chesterfield is Missouri's fourteenth-largest city and has a population of approximately 47,484 residents. Chesterfield runs across 34 miles, including 32 miles of land and 2 miles of water. Located 25 miles west of St. Louis, the valley of Chesterfield used to have the nickname of "Gumbo Flats." The suburb of Chesterfield has vibrant soil but looks like gumbo after it rains and is in the floodplain of the Missouri River, hence its former nickname. Chesterfield Valley was submerged in 1993 during the Great Flood. The repairs and reconstruction after the flood led to the commercial development of the area. Today, Chesterfield has many high-rise buildings, including the Drury Plaza Hotel at 125 ft tall, reaching 12 stories.
Chesterfield was an unincorporated area in western St. Louis County, which was referred to as "West County" by residents. Within this area, Bellefontaine, Lake, Gumbo, Monarch, Bonhomme and Ballwin communities made up the population. Over the years, our population grew along with the commercial and retail growth, expanding in local developments. Then, an organization was formed called the Chesterfield Incorporation Study Committee. John A. Nuetzel tried to incorporate the area of Chesterfield, but he had an uphill battle with disengaged members at neighborhood meetings and failed votes for incorporation. However, in 1988, the residents established Chesterfield, and we have been successful in our ventures ever since across our various industries. Today, the median income for a household in Chesterfield was approximately $95,006, according to the 2007-2011 American Community Survey. Also, the gender makeup of the city is an estimated 47.8% male and 52.2% female. Today, Chesterfield has a population density of 1,494 residents per square mile, and there are nearly 13,461 families in the city.
From breakfast to fine dining, our city serves up the best food you could eat on vacation. For tourists who are interested in stopping by a local restaurant in Chesterfield, many local favorites will not disappoint. In this city, there are more than a dozen Japanese restaurants, an abundance of Italian restaurants and many delicious Mexican restaurants in addition to several Chinese restaurants, pizza shops, and steakhouses to meet your cravings. For example, YaYa's Euro Bistro is a local favorite place to dine, serving some of the best crab cakes in the town. If you're searching for the best authentic Italian food, be sure to visit Paul Manno's Café and Charlie's Gitto from the Hill. When you're in the mood for a quick drink and a great dessert with your friends, an excellent place to visit is Circle 7 Ranch. Steak lovers will love our Stoney River Steakhouse for a fine dining experience. For those on a tight spending budget, Chesterfield has great local restaurants that are affordable with great menus, such as East Coast Pizza, Lion's Choice Restaurant, Jenny's Café and Classic Red Hots.
Chesterfield has many beautiful attractions for locals and tourists to view and experience, including many sightings and opportunities for family fun as well as entertainment for friends and singles. For example, residents and visitors enjoy the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, the Chesterfield Amphitheater and Chesterfield Sports Fusion. The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House has more than 1,000 butterflies, and visitors can see metamorphosis happening live. Our Chesterfield Amphitheater has a beautiful setting and hosts many theatrical, educational, corporate and musical events, seating up to 4,000 attendees. This facility has a great stage with lawn seating, restrooms, a concession stand, and a power infrastructure that can support various sizes of events. The Chesterfield Sports Fusion was created to provide St. Louis with an enjoyable place for sports entertainment. This location includes an 18-hole indoor mini golf course, a rock-climbing wall, a dodgeball court, a sports court, a laser tag area, and many more attractions, allowing visitors to be physically active. We also have a state-of-the-art arcade for both youth and adults to play.
We offer safe, residential neighborhoods with great attractions, including many shopping areas, art galleries, businesses, and many public parks.
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