10 Biggest Reasons People are Moving to Wentzville

wentzville parkway aerial photo

Wentzville is known as the crossroads of the nation, where Highways 40 and 70 converge.

Wentzville used to be a pretty rural area outside St. Louis. Now, it’s home to 44,000 people and one of the fastest-growing towns in Missouri.

Thousands of people move to the area every year.

Check out our video showcasing some Wentzville highlights!

Reason 1: Top Rated Schools

The Wentzville School District is consistently ranked among the top 20% in the state of Missouri. It’s grown so quickly they’ve opened 2 new high schools in the last 10 years.

North Point High school in wentzville school district

North Point High School

Wentzville’s top-notch public school system includes 4 high schools, 4 middle schools, and 12 elementary schools.

The newest high school, North Point, just opened in 2021.

Reason 2: Affordable Cost of Living

Wentzville is an affordable place to live, with a median home typically in the mid $200’s. You can find a fixer-upper for as little as $60,000 or a luxury estate for up to $2 million.

Newer built neighborhood in Wentzville

You’ll find a ton of new construction neighborhoods offering luxury upgrades at lower prices than St. Louis County.

Even compared to a growing area like Chesterfield, Wentzville has more development for cheaper.

new construction by mcbride in wentzville

Prairie Wind new construction community by McBride

McBride, Lombardo, and Fischer Homes are some of the biggest builders you’ll see in Wentzville. There are reputable family builders like TR Hughs, Aeillo, and Rowles co.

New construction kitchen by Aeillo homes in wentzville, MO

New construction kitchen by Aeillo Homes

Reason 3: Retail & Shopping

Wentzville has a variety of shops and places to check out. Both for everyday shopping and fun eating out.

From 54th Street to Chili’s to Brett Hall’s Junction House, there’s something for everyone.

You can also find local favorites like Rookies Best Wings, Stefanina’s, and Donatelli’s. Plus, Historic Wentzville has so many local shops and breweries.

Reason 4: Parks & Outdoor Amenities

Wentzville has so much outdoor space it’s insane. You can’t get bored here:

Quail ridge

Quail ridge lodge in wentzville

Quail ridge lodge

Progress Park –  Great for sports. There’s ball fields, basketball courts, and a pool.

Botany Park- This is home to the Renaissance Fair and St. Charles County Fair every year!

Peruque Park – Awesome park with four baseball fields, 3 under construction, and plans for more!

Jakes field of dreams accessible playground

Jake’s Field of Dreams next to Wentzville Parkway and Rec Center

Jake’s Field of Dreams (2018) was built for kids of all abilities to be able to play and find community. It’s a great representation of Wentzville’s inclusive nature.

Reason 5: Easy access everywhere

Since it’s the crossroads of the nation, Wentzville has 2 major interstates to pick from: I-64 and I-70. Both will take you into St. Louis city and the county.

 

wentzville area map of highways

Crossroads of i-64 and i-70

Wentzville is about a 45 minute drive to Downtown St. Louis.

Downtown Wentzville at the intersection of i-64 and i-70

Downtown Wentzville at the intersection of i-64 and i-70

Wentzville is also extremely close to the major surrounding parts of St. Charles county like O’Fallon and Lake St. Louis.

Wentzville parkway aerial drone shot

Development on Wentzville Parkway is keeping up with all the growth in Wentzville

Plus, the city is doing a great job keeping up with the rapid growth of the area. They are expanding the roads improving highways to reduce congestion and make it easier to get around.

Reason 6: Restaurants & Dining

Wentzville has a ton of great restaurants to choose from. From family-owned places to big chains, there’s something for everyone.

There are also two Starbucks locations and a few fine dining restaurants like Stone Summit.

Don’t be surprised to see lots of fast-food chains and drive thru’s too. Wentzville has some local spots, but there’s a lot of big chains everywhere along Wentzville Parkway.

Reason 7: Employment and Job Growth

Wentzville is experiencing tremendous growth. Much of this is thanks to the rapid growth in St. Charles County, bringing thousands of people to the area.

Wentzville is home to the GM Assembly Plant, which is the largest employer in the area. And they’re growing.

Wentzville General Motors assembly plant

General Motors assembly plant

There are a lot of businesses on the Wentzville Parkway, and there are more developments planned for the future. The inflow of new companies has spurred a ton of job growth in St. Charles County, especially in Wentzville.

And with more people working from home, Wentzville is close enough that remote workers are near St. Louis but they can move farther west and buy more house for less money.

Reason 8: Every Type of Home You Can Imagine

Wentzville has a ton of neighborhood styles to pick from.

Stone meadows largest subdivision in Wentzville

Stone meadows is the largest subdivision in Wentzville

Anything from condos and townhomes to 55+ communities to dozens of brand new construction subdivisions.

You’ll find new construction everywhere in Wentzville, from east to west.

newly built house in wentzvilleNew build communities will be anywhere from $250,000 to $1+ million.

Reason 9: Booming Downtown Historic District

historic wentzville photograph

Old photograph of Downtown Wentzville

Wentzville’s downtown historic district is quaint and charming. Its history dates back to early settlers in Wentzville.

It brings a local town feel to an area seeing lots of commercial and corporate growth.

Historic Wentzville has a similar old timey feel to Old Town Cottleville, a super charming little town with so much to do!

historic downtown wentzville

There are a lot of shops and restaurants, and they are doing a lot to promote the area. Historic Downtown Wentzville also has a bunch of events they’ll throw year-round.

Historic Wentzville aerial

You’ll see the train tracks going right through Historic Wentzville, and traffic crossing the road stops whenever a train comes through.

Reason 10: Recreation and Lifestyle Activities

Wentzville has a lot of family activities to do, from the movie theater and ice arena to paintball and arcades. There is also a Splash Station water park for the kids in the summer.

wentzville rec center

Wentzville rec center

The new Wentzville Rec Center (WREC) just opened in 2022, and it’s got 94,000 square feet of space.

wentzville rec center map

Wentzville Rec Center floorplan

The rec center has 2 floors and dozens of things to do.

Wentzville Rec Center esports facility

Wentzville Rec Center esports facility

So now Wentzville has brand new workout facilites, pools, sports courts, and water park. They even have an esports facility. The list just keeps going!

Moving to Wentzville, MO

bear creek golf club community

Bear Creek golf community

Wentzville is an amazing place to live, with beautiful outdoor space and a social scene where anyone can find the right group of people.

From great schools to affordable housing to a variety of restaurants and shops, there’s something for everyone in Wentzville.

If you’re thinking of moving to the Wentzville area, we’d love to help you with the process. Please get in touch with us if we can do anything to help. We love serving clients all over the St. Louis area 🙂

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Kellie Lasater has an extensive background in real estate. She began her real estate career in 2003 in the new construction industry working for a local builder. In 2012, she switched over to residential real estate and has helped hundreds of families buy and sell homes ever since!


Raised in St. Louis, Kellie has watched the exciting growth of the city her whole life. From growing up in North county to currently residing in Wentzville, she has developed deep connections throughout the community and gained an intimate knowledge of the local housing market. The experiences she has gained from living and working all over the metro area makes her an invaluable resource to her clients when deciding on which area to live in and how to tackle this dynamic market.


Kellie's enthusiasm and passion for helping her clients buy, sell and invest in real estate is unrivaled. She strives to exceed expectations by prioritizing her clients' needs and making herself easily available to them anytime of day. Kellie leverages her decades of experience to navigate her clients through the complexities of the market while ensuring their experience is as enjoyable and stress-free as possible.


When Kellie isn’t selling real estate, she enjoys spending time with her husband - owner of Lasater Automotive, four sons and 2 fur babies. She especially loves watching and cheering on her youngest son at his Timberland High School baseball and football games. When it's warm outside, you can find Kellie outside enjoying their pool.