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A Wonderful Place to Live
In 2002 my company had a reorganization and I was to move from Kansas City to the St. Louis area. My territory would be all of Missouri and some of Illinois, so I had the opportunity to choose where I would like to live in the St. Louis area. I grew up in St. Louis, so I had the advantage of knowing the various areas of the metro. After looking at the housing market, the access to transportation (both by car and plane) , and access to services, my husband and I decided to settle in O'Fallon in St. Charles county. Our children are grown, so education was not a concern, however O'Fallon does have an excellent school system too!
Now it is ten years later, I retired six years ago and we are very pleased with our decision to settle in O'Fallon. It has excellent healthcare facilities, some great parks, good restaurants, and lots of friendly people.
In this lens, I will show you a little about our town and some of what it has to offer.
photo of O'Fallon Veterans Walk taken by Mary Beth Granger
O'Fallon is a wonderful place to live, whether you are a family just starting out or a senior citizen enjoying your golden years!
Good Restaurants abound in O'Fallon - a meal for every palate
O'Fallon has just about any fast food or chain restaurant you can think of, but what I really enjoy is some o f the really unique places it has to offer. Here are four of our favorites.
McGurks Public House McGurks is located in old O'Fallon right on Main Street. You can see from the photo above that it has a seasoned appearance, when you enter McGurks you feel that you are stepping into a Irish Pub. Great food, good beer and an all round friendly atmosphere.
Stefanina's Pizzeria and Restaurant I particularly love their pizza, but they have good pasta and salads too!
Ethyl's Smokehouse and Salon. Ethyl's has been serving food since 1926 and people come from all over to enjoy the great smoked meats that they serve.
Bristol Seafood Restaurant This is my favorite place to dine for special occasions. They have a wonderful menu of seafood and great lobster bisque.
Where is O'Fallon? - 63366
O'Fallon is just 30 minutes west of St. Louis with easy access from both hwy 70 and hwy 64.
Fort Zumwalt Park - 47 acre park
Fort Zumwalt is a popular place for a family outing. The 47.5 acre park has a lake, picnic area, playground and the historic Fort Zumwalt. At Christmas time it is decorated with thousands of lights and holiday figures. People line up for blocks to make their way through the park to see the light show.
I enjoy going to the park in different seasons to photograph the changing colors around the lake. The photo above was taken in early summer with the greenery reflecting on the lake.
Veterans Memorial Walk - O'Fallon honors those who serve
O'Fallon's Veterans Memorial Walk opened in 2001. It honors US soldiers both past and present. The Memorial features a platoon of cast bronze boots positioned as though walking. It is a very moving sight. There is also several plaques and an eternal flame. Several thousand people come each year to visit the memorial, which is open 24 hours and is free to the public.
Public ceremonies scheduled at the Walk include Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day, POW/MIA Remembrance Day and Veterans Day.
Go St. Louis Cardinals!
We are about 35 miles from downtown St. Louis. Close enough to enjoy all a busy metro area has to offer ...but far enough away to avoid the crowds. St. Louis has great sports teams. The Cardinals are are favorite.
My husband and I moved to O'Fallon about 10 years ago and really enjoy living here.