Positive thinking? O’Fallon has many positives, including a household income that averages $80,000 and reasonable home prices averaging $190,000. The median age is 36, the typical commute time is 25 minutes, and about five percent of the city’s adult residents work from home. Here are some more positive reasons for moving to O’Fallon:
The residents of O’Fallon participate in an annual “Support Our Troops Supply Drive” that collects tons of personal care items for troops serving overseas. Items include snacks, batteries, eye drops, sunscreen, shampoo, deodorant, nail clippers, Q-tips, cough drops, disposable razors, etc. BTW: Also in O’Fallon is a Veterans Memorial Walk that was dedicated in 2001 following 9/11.
Safe to Say
The National Council of Home Safety and Security lists O’Fallon as one of the 100 Safest Cities in America. The organization is made up of home safety and security industries, and the Council reviews FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics. O’Fallon is the only Missouri city on the current list.
Sounds of Summer
A free O’Fallon Jammin’ Concert Series occurs every Tuesday evening from 6:30-9 p.m. throughout the summer months at Civic Park. The family-friendly event features local and regional bands playing music from Top 40, rock, country, R&B and Motown, and past acts included FatPocket, Elevation, Dance Floor Riot and PowerPlay.
Residents and visitors to O’Fallon have convenient access to Interstate 64 and Interstate 70, and the city is within easy driving distance of St. Louis.
Plenty of Parks
Want fresh air? Places to exercise are abundant in O’Fallon, including Dames Park that has three football fields and a fitness course, and Fort Zumwalt Park has a fishing lake, disc golf course and playgrounds. Knaust Park features a playground and walking path, O’Fallon Sports Park is a soccer complex with 12 fields, and the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex has seven baseball/softball diamonds.
Good academic options are available to students (and their parents) in O’Fallon, including satellite campuses of Lindenwood University and Webster University. Three public school systems also serve the city – Fort Zumwalt School District, Wentzville R-IV School District and Francis Howell R-III School District. St. Dominic High School is a private Catholic school, and Christian High School is a non-denominational Christian secondary school.
The city continues to keep up with the times and its infrastructure with the opening of a new O’Fallon Justice Center in late 2017. The center is on Bryan Road, a quarter-mile south of Veterans Memorial Parkway.
Close to St. Louis
Within a 30-minute drive of O’Fallon is St. Louis, a city defined by music, performing arts, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Gateway Arch. Diners can delight in several top-notch STL restaurants, while nearby University City is known for its variety of shops, restaurants and unique arts options all within walking distance.