Incorporated in 1988 and covering approximately 32 square miles in suburban St. Louis County, the City of Chesterfield, Missouri is a thriving residential and business community.

Chesterfield is located just 25 minutes west of downtown St. Louis along Interstate 64. It is a special place where gleaming mid-level office buildings, tree-lined neighborhoods, shopping centers and rustic horse farms have found a way to blend harmoniously upon a 32-square mile canvas of rolling hills and lush green valleys.

More than 47,000 people call Chesterfield home. The City is a wonderful blend of attractive homes, excellent senior living facilities, top-rated school districts, houses of worship, unlimited shopping and dining destinations, along with historic and cultural attractions.

Things to Do in Chesterfield

Conveniently located 30 minutes west of St. Louis, Chesterfield is the place to stay during your next visit to the area. Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and take some time to explore our vibrant community. Spend the day at the 200-acre Faust Park riding the circa-1920 carousel, walking through the historic village or visiting the magnificent butterfly house. Spend your evenings dining in one of our many award-winning restaurants. Chesterfield is home to wonderful art galleries, great shops, luxurious hotels, an excellent community theatre, a three-rink ice skating complex and much more.

Around the St. Louis region, Chesterfield is known as a shopping and dining destination. With over 150 restaurants and hundreds of retail shops ranging from unique family owned stores to convenient big box retailers, there is something in Chesterfield for everyone!

According to the City’s 2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the top employers in the city are:

  • St. Luke’s Hospital – 3,447 Employees
  • Parkway School District – 1,195 Employees
  • Monsant0 – 1,011 Employees
  • Delmar Gardens Enterprises – 913 Employees
  • Reinsurance Group of America – 780 Employees
  • Dierbergs Markets – 485 Employees
  • Amdocs – 455 Employees
  • Mercy Health – 430 Employees
  • McBride & Son Companies – 400 Employees
  • MOHELA – 379 Employees

Outdoor Recreation

With luscious landscaping and commitment to preserving the presence of trees and green space, Chesterfield has a wide variety of outdoor recreation options. These options include large sports fields, new playgrounds, trails, parks, and community gathering spaces. For more information regarding the outdoor recreation options, please view the links listed below.

There are numerous parks and trails within the city’s system, including the Monarch-Chesterfield Levee Trail, the Riparian Trail and the trails in Central Park.

Additionally, Faust Park, operated by St. Louis County, is an integral part of the parks system within Chesterfield. The park was created in 1968 through the generosity of Leicester & Mary Plant Faust who donated the property, nearly 200 acres in the heart of Chesterfield. The parks consists of the Thornhill Historic Site-former home Missouri’s second governor Frederick Bates, the St. Louis CarouselThe MO Botanical Garden’s Butterfly HouseTrailsplaygrounds and a large pavilion and picnic shelter’s available for rent.

There are two conservation areas in Chesterfield managed by the MO Dept. of Conservation:
Also the US Fish & Wildlife Service manages the Big Muddy Fish & Wildlife Refuge-Boone’s Crossing Unit in the Chesterfield Valley.



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