Where to Live
You’ll be hard pressed to find an all utilities paid rental in the area. While rental prices are just at the national average, utilities work out to be slightly above the national average, even though the city takes care of water and trash.
Here's something else to keep in mind when looking for a property rental: The city requires all residents to acquire a Residential Occupancy Permit. The permit, which you can get from your landlord or owner prior to move-in, requires an inspection where the premises will be checked for any life safety and/or code issues. It’s an extra step to make sure that both tenant and landlord are protected. The permit will cost you about $35 and is valid for up to 90 days. But don’t fret; it won’t take long to get the inspection out of the way. It’s usually taken care of within 24 hours after purchase.
Keep That Free Time Busy
The city comes alive in the summer, and to describe wintertime in Missouri as chilly is a gross understatement. Celebrate the end of the summer season with the Wabash Days Festival, chock full of crafts, live musical entertainment, live street performances and demonstrations, carnival rides and games, arts and craft booths, and food counters. They even have a Civil War Reenactment and a parade with a theme that changes each year. Other events include the St. Charles County Fair, the Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire and a Soapbox Derby.
Looking for some out-of-town fun? The Gateway Arch is only 40 minutes away as is finger-licking good world class Missouri barbeque. Sports lover? Time to suit up and get ready to cheer for your new home team, the Cardinals, Rams or Blues. If wine tasting is more your speed, there's a dozen or so wineries located 20 minutes away in Augusta, MO.
Wentzville is nicknamed “the Crossroads of the Nation” and is strategically located at the intersection of I-70 and I-64. There is a rail service that has nine trains daily, with three local switching trains. However, it’s best to have a car to get around the city.
With a population increase of a whopping 322 percent from 1990 to 2010, it’s no wonder that in 2008, Wentzville was named Missouri’s boomtown. Less than an hour away from St. Louis, Wentzville is a convenient and charming city found smack dab in the middle of America’s heartland.
-By Kera Zacuto
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