Town and Country rents apartments, and median rental rate also is 62.3 percent higher than the Missouri average, and tops the national average by 30.1 percent. Willow Bend apartments offers exceptional one and two-bedroom apartments and townhouses with a variety of features. The picturesque complex is nestled in a wooded, 22-acre residential area featuring breathtaking views and beautiful grounds.
When comparing Town and Country cost-of-living expenses to those of major cities on both coasts and in the Midwest, San Francisco and New York range 14.9 percent and 11.8 percent higher, respectively, and Chicago is 21.3 percent less expensive.
In summary, Town and Country earns a national grade of "A" for cost of living, education, and employment and its minuscule crime rate positions it as one of our country's most desirable, safest and livable neighborhoods.
In 1950, Town and Country was incorporated as a "village" with less than 1,000 residents. Today, its population tops 10,000, and Missouri statutes qualify it as a "Fourth-Class City." It operates under a "Mayor and Board of Aldermen / City Administrator" form of government, comprised of part-time elected officials. It is one of several exclusive areas, including neighboring Ladue, Frontenac and Chesterfield communities. Here's a little more info on the different neighborhoods in Town and Country.
City Center: Living here is super convenient to anyone who needs to hop on either I-270 or I-64 to get across town or out of town for work! There's also Clayton Road running right through it, which is home to many of the local businesses in town such as John Mineo's Italian and Napoli 2!
Altheim: This area includes the Edgar M. Queeny County Park, where you can indulge in all kinds of outdoorsy fun! Living by the park is a great way to make the town feel even more livable. You'll find plenty of apartment rentals in this area as well.
Woodsmill: This area has over 200 units spread out across 26 acres of greenery! It's a picturesque setting and there is almost always availability here for new renters.
Over the past 60 years, the city has maintained its original pastoral charm with large lots, white fences, and grazing horses still present. Because of its ideal location, Town and Country offers easy access to Interstate Highways 270 and 64 (as well as I-70, only a few miles North), which means automobile travel to locations in the state and beyond begins at a familiar starting point.
Also only minutes away is Frontenac Plaza, an exclusive shopping center that features upscale stores such as Neiman-Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Tiffany and Company, as well as a multi-screen theater complex offering the latest national and independent movies.
For residents or tourists who appreciate classical music, Town and Country also boasts its own symphony orchestra. In 1998, the Town & Country Symphony Orchestra moved from its former locality in North St. Louis County to its current location. A year later, it helped St. Louis celebrate a 50th Anniversary and since then, performs occasionally throughout the year. Its most popular concerts are dedicated to Halloween and Christmas, and are Standing Room Only.
For sports fans, a quick drive downtown enables seeing the St. Louis Cardinals play major league baseball at the new Busch Stadium, and member-golfers may enjoy challenging rounds at Bellerive Country Club, which hosted the 1992 PGA Championship and 1965 U.S. Open.