A Message from the Mayor

Tim Pogue - Mayor of the City of Ballwin
Mayor Tim Pogue

Named as "One of America's Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine in 2005, 2011, and as recently in 2013, Ballwin continues to pride itself on offering a wide range of programs and services to its residents. 30,404 people choose to call this dynamic community home.

Located in the heart of prestigious West St. Louis County, Ballwin is within 30 minutes of five major universities and colleges, served by a AAA-rated Rockwood and Parkway School districts, and continually works to promote and facilitate commercial development while strengthening the relationship between business and community.

Castlewood State Park and the Meramec River are in our back yard. In addition, Ballwin proudly hosts two state-of-the-art recreational facilities: The Pointe at Ballwin Commons Community Center and North Pointe Family Aquatic Center.

Ballwin was on the cutting edge in family-focused fitness when it opened The Pointe at Ballwin Commons in 1996. Housing two full gymnasiums, an indoor track, full circuit weight system as well as free weights, meeting rooms, and an indoor pool, Ballwin provides ample opportunity for personal fitness and leisure time whether on an individualized basis or quality, family fun.

Whether you're in the mood to do some competitive laps, relax in the sun, or splash around with your kids, the stunning North Pointe Family Aquatic Center offers something for everyone. A 25 yard by 25 meter competitive pool with 10 lanes, two one-meter diving boards, and the first ever "Tree Swing," is home to the Ballwin Blue Dolphins Swim and Dive team. Young and old alike can appreciate the 910 foot Lazy River, which encloses a leisure pool with beach entry, sprays and vortex, "Bucket Falls" play structure, and two two-story water slides and waterfall.

Ballwin's municipal golf course is traditionally recognized as the best public, 9-hole facility in the area, the former home of PGA Champion Bob Tway, and previously awarded the St. Louis Magazine's prestigious Editor's Choice Award in 2003 for "Best Quality Golf."

Beautiful Vlasis Park is the crown jewel of Ballwin's five parks. Vlasis covers 31 acres and features a ball diamond, four tennis courts, two ponds, pavilions, sand volleyball courts, a walking path, and a fantastic playground for kids.

Ballwin’s business and shopping district provides for a more personalized shopping experience and several family-owned restaurants as well as commercialized eateries.

So whether you’re new to the area, a long-standing resident, or from a neighboring community, come take advantage of the quality of life Ballwin has to offer. 30,404 residents can’t be wrong about one of America’s best places to live.

Tim Pogue