Located in St. Louis County, Missouri, the city of Fenton is a small suburb of the Gateway City. First occupied as early as the 1770s, the town was officially founded in 1818, though it would remain unincorporated for another 130 years. The city's first eight square blocks is now an area referred to as Old Towne Fenton. Early settlers realized that the fertile land and proximity to the Meramec River were promising. Years later, major corporations were constructed, causing rapid population growth. Corporations include Tacony Corporation, Nooter Corporation, Wolff Shoe, Maritz, and Fabick Tractor Company. Chrysler also owned and operated two plants that were once one of Fenton's largest employers - the North and South assembly plants - until operations were shut down in 2008 and 2009.
This city offers numerous advantages to residents and tourists alike, in addition to being located near a large city. Situated approximately twenty miles from St. Louis, Fenton is a highly desirable place to live. Many restaurants, places to shop, entertainment options and parks make the city popular among individuals as well as parents and children looking for wholesome family fun. Popular family-friendly establishments include places like Sky Zone, Epic 6, Swing Around Fun Town, the movie theater, and much more. Additionally, the plethora of entertainment options, family activities, restaurants, places to shop, and landmarks found in St. Louis are just a short drive away for residents of Fenton as well as those visiting the area.
Fenton is known as one of the safest suburbs in the state, consistently maintaining a relatively low crime rate despite its proximity to a major city. The area is home to many long-term residents and their families, with homeowners accounting for an estimated 86% of the city's real estate market. Income rates are above the national average while housing prices and the cost of living remain reasonably low. Compared to all the cities in Missouri, Fenton ranks #7 in best places to buy a house, #19 in best places to retire, and #19 in places with the best public schools. It also just missed being among the top twenty in the best places to raise a family.
The Rockwood and Lindbergh school districts each serve portions of Fenton. Rockwood School District is the county's largest public school system. The district consists of nineteen elementary schools, six middle schools, four high schools, and one alternative high school. Lindbergh School District serves the remaining sections of Fenton. This district consists of six elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. The city is also home to the St. Paul Catholic School, a private institute. The Rockwood and Lindbergh districts are highly-acclaimed public school systems, making it one of the residents' favorite things about the city.
An outstanding park and recreation system leaves no question as to why Fenton is commonly referred to as the City of Parks. Seven fully developed parks, comprised of more than 350 acres, are located within Fenton's city limits. These parks consist of more than just playgrounds and walking trails; they also include basketball and tennis courts, ball diamonds, sand volleyball courts, soccer fields, and fishing ponds. Fenton City Park is also the site of Heroes Memorial - a beautiful landmark memorial dedicated to the victims of 9/11 and honoring police, firefighters, EMS personnel, and veterans.
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