Town and Country has the highest median household income ($134,387 in 2009) of any city in Missouri with a population over 10,000 and also has one of the highest median incomes of any city in the world. The city is home to Bellerive Country Club, which hosted the 1965 U.S. Open, the 1992 PGA Championship, and the 2018 PGA Championship.
Originally, it was primarily made up of large residential lots. The community first incorporated in 1950 as a village. The incorporation and establishment of a combination Public Safety Department providing three firefighters and one police officer on duty was to provide lower fire insurance rates for residents. The Village changed to city status in 1974 in an effort to increase property taxes. The maximum “Village” tax rate could no longer sustain the modest city government. In 1983 annexation of a large area to the west more than doubled the size of the city. This caused the city to maintain a police department and contract fire and EMS service to a neighboring fire district.
The original country charm of larger lots with white fences and grazing horses is hard to find, however there are a few exceptions. There are several large tracts of land that remain undeveloped. The area offers a quiet, restful, green residential landscape, in contrast to the more intensely developed areas typical of St. Louis County. There are relatively few commercial development areas. The predominant commercial locations tend to be at the periphery of the city boundaries along the regional arterials, and/or at the intersections of the major roads.
Many of our clients end up in Town & Country. Originally they are looking in the Clayton, Ladue, Creve Coeur areas but they end up in Town & Country because a buyer is able to purchase a larger lot and home for the same price than those other areas. There is a beautiful mix of old homes and new. Residents of Town and Country are pros at keeping their property pristine, which adds to the feel when one is driving through.
We love this shopping plaza because you can get your morning caffeine, gift shopping and grocery shopping completed all in the same location.
P.S. – Straubs has the best chicken salad!
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