The Community and Surrounding Area
The Town & Country / Frontenac area is conveniently located approximately 12 miles west of the City of St. Louis in central St. Louis County, along Interstate 64 / Highway 40 and Interstate 270. More than 1000 companies call Town and Country and Frontenac home. These business organizations have played a significant role in the growth and vitality of the cities, both as employers and provides of a variety of services and products. Because the area is a mere 20 minutes from St. Louis, residents and visitors take advantage of some of the finest transportation systems available. Lambert St. Louis International Airport, approximately a 20 minute drive from Town & Country or Frontenac, is served by major airlines and is the 11th busiest airport in North America.
Shopping, Parks and Entertainment
A visit to both cites will delight you with a variety of shopping opportunities, including charming centers nestled amongst neighborhoods and small business centers, the very sophisticated Plaza Frontenac, featuring the St. Louis community's finest assortment of retail and customer services, and venues that feature the best of local grocery, home, garden and other chain establishments. Within the Chamber boundaries, there are both private athletic and social clubs with indoor and outdoor amenities as well as public fitness, health and wellness clubs. There are numerous parks, including Preservation Park, Drace Park, Longview Farm Park and Des Peres Park offering outdoor activities.
St. Louis County Library
The St. Louis County Library's main branch, located on Lindbergh Blvd., near Clayton Road, offers patrons extensive library resources, programs and facilities for adults and children.
Restaurants and Hotels
The area is filled with cafes, delis, and gourmet restaurants where the business community and residents enjoy dining, business functions and family events. The Frontenac Hilton, St. Louis Marriott West, and Maryville Courtyard provide luxury overnight accommodations along with a variety of lovely dining and banquet rooms.
The Landmark Plaza Frontenac Cinema is a six-screen theater that is St. Louis' home for independant film and foreigh language cinema.
Medical and Healthcare Centers
Several high quality, nationally recognized, medical centers cater to the healthcare needs of area residents. Missouri Baptist Medical Center provides a wide range of services and boasts the latest advances in medical technology. It offers a full continuum of medical and surgical services, cancer services, orthopedic services, gastrointestinal diseases and women's health services as well as comprehensive 24 hours a day emergency services. Shriner's Hospital provides expert orthopedic care for the pediatric patient.
Houses of Worship
The Chamber area has more than 25 houses of worship within its boundaries. These include Catholic churches, synagogues, Lutheran, Episcopal, Baptist, Greek Orthodox, Presbyterian, United Church of Christ, Methodist and Christian Science. The Mormon Temple is located along Highway 64/40.
Service to Older Adults
Area residents are fortunate to have easy access to some of the finest independent retirement living, assisted living, rehabilitative and skilled nursing facilities in the area. Independent living facilities such as Garden Villas and Mari de Villa offer exciting residential sand social environments for healthy older adults. These communities boast such amenities as fine dining, beauty/barber shops, ice cream parlors, swimming pools, putting greens, libraries, gift shops, and supportive services to enhance the quality of life for their residents. Assisted living services at Garden Villas and the Cedars at the Jewish Center for Aged provide personal care services for those residents needing assistance with their activities of daily living. The rehabilitative and skilled nursing facilities at Delmar Gardens West, Town & Country Health Care Center, and the Jewish Center for Aged and Mari de Villas have nursing and therapeutic services.
Schools of Excellence
The Town & Country / Frontenac area offers its residents some of the highest-rated schools in Missouri. The cities and surrounding areas maintain approximately 45 schools and kindergartens, including many parochial and private schools as well as Maryville University.
The Parkway School District encompasses approximately 68 square miles in western St. Louis County and serves the educational needs of students in Town & Country. The Ladue School District covers approximately 25 square miles and provides for the educational needs of students in the city of Frontenac.
Maryville University, originally founded in 1872, is an independent, coeducational university offering students a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs at its main campus location, as well as at its extended campuses locates throughout the metropolitan St. Louis area.