Chesterfield, MO Real Estate News

By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
Chesterfield, MO road work improvements are being scheduled for the intersection of Long Road, Wild Horse Creek Road and Kehrs Mill Road.  Having been a complicated and troublesome intersection, the long awaited improvements are finally on the way.  When completed, Chesterfield residents will notice a significant improvement.  However, during the 2 year process, driving through the area will be difficult.  Road closures are planned for both Wild Horse Creek and Kehrs Mill Road which will really snarl traffic.  Already, the short 70 day closure of Baxter Road at Edison has caused long backups on both Wild Horse Creek and Long Roads, especially during rush hour in the evening.  For this project to be completed, complicated improvements will need to be made. This includes replacement of th...
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
Eagerly awaited Lydia Hill extension road work continues in Chesterfield, MO Chesterfield citizens are anxiously awaiting completion of some road work in the city.  The extension of Lydia Hill Drive to connect with August Hill Drive continues.  Construction began in August of 2011 with completion anticipated for December of this year.  Storm sewers are being installed and a creek was rerouted through a culvert.  Site grading is ongoing.   This road will provide an important direct connection between Chesterfield Parkway West and Baxter Road.
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
Chesterfield, MO Aquatic Center goes to the dogs!  Tonite, the Chesterfield, MO Aquatic Center Park was turned over to the dogs.  The annual dog swim was held tonite at the Aquatic Park.  Limited to Chesterfield citizens and their canine friends, the dog swim ran from 4:30 PM until 7 PM.  We arrived around 5:15 PM and the party was in full swing.  Despite the fact that this event has been held for several years, this was our first time.  Our dogs were very excited about the prospect of a dog party.  Staff and volunteers running the event were a well oiled machine.  Several people were registering the dogs and their owners.  Evidence of vaccination records was needed as well as registration showing proof of residency.  After a brief registration, we proceeded to the check-in desk where w...
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
Labor Day is a time to be patriotic in Chesterfield, MO!  I love flying our flag nearly every day of the year and today is no exception.  I love flying our flag so much that I have bunting that i put over our front door too!  Today is so windy is has nearly flown away twice though.                      We also like to share our patriotism with our farm areas.  We place American flags at the entrances to the subdivisions where we specialize.  We want to share the warm feelings that we have about being patriotic. Share your patriotism today!  
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
I am working on both my gardening skills and photography skills this summer.  As a result, my flowers have flourished.  My photography skills... not as much.  You be the judge!                                                Here is one of our Gerber Daisies                                                  An emerging hosta bloom                                                       A delicate vinca bloom                                        A multi flower planter on our driveway Luckily, these were taken in June before the severe heat of the summer took it's toll.   
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
Today was the Opening Day for general use of the Eberwein Dog Park in Chesterfield, MO.   While opening ceremonies were held yesterday with city officials and invited guests, today was the first day that Chesterfield citizens were allowed to use the park.  Despite the opening day being delayed a month, Chesterfield, MO citizens have warmly embraced the idea of the dog park.  We went to city hall last week to register and get registration tags for our dogs.  They were out!!  That is good news actually!  That means that many residents have chosen to register their dogs and plan to use the park.  We couldn’t resist going to the park today to be part of the inaugural day.   Our dogs have never been to a dog park before.  Both have been to doggie daycare so they have been socialized with oth...
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
                               Barat Academy announces move to Chesterfield, MO   It is a new school year and Barat Academy, a private Catholic high school, has moved to a new location in Chesterfield from Dardenne Prairie, MO.  The move stems from financial difficulties that occurred when the school’s mortgage holder failed and the FDIC stepped in taking control of the lender’s assets.  Unsuccessful negotiations with the new lenders - the FDIC and Enterprise Bank, forced an eviction from the school building this summer.  Despite attempts to keep the school in St. Charles County, the newer school, only open since 2007, was unable to find appropriate accommodations.  The school identified a property formerly occupied by Gateway Academy located on Wild Horse Creek Road in Chesterfield as ...
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By Ann Hayden 636-399-7544, SelectAnn.com
(Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri)
  Green Trails Elementary School Information and Links Chesterfield, MO Please find useful links below to your child's classroom teachers, schedules, homework assignments, photo archives, norms for work and play, school calendars, etc. All Classroom Links click here:      Green Trails Elementary ~  Kindergarten Green Trails Elementary ~ First Grade Green Trails Elementary ~ Second Grade Green Trails Elementary ~ Third Grade Green Trails Elementary ~ Fourth Grade Green Trails Elementary ~ Fifth Grade Green Trails Elementary Curriculum Guide for Parents Some interesting info about Green Trails Elementary School in Chesterfield, MO School Mascot: GatorsSchool Motto: An Invitation To SuccessMissouri Gold Star School: 1988U.S. Blue Ribbon School: 1988 Welcome back to school.  Let's have a wo...
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
We wanted to update you about the cicada activity in St. Louis..... It is significantly improved. We are seeing more and more dead insects on the ground so their total demise is imminent. The noise levels have dropped significantly as well. We attended an outdoor concert tonite and we were afraid that the cicadas would interrupt our enjoyment, but alas, it was cicada free. We should be cicada free until 2015 when the 17 year cicadas emerge. Can't wait.
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
Chesterfield, MO Chamber of Commerce 2011 Summer Concert Series     On Tuesday, June 7, the Chesterfield Chamber kicks off the 2011 Summer Concert Series.  As always, there is an exciting list of bands scheduled to play on Tuesdays evenings throughout the summer.  These concerts are family friendly and are free to the public.  The scheduled bands are listed below.  2011 Summer Concert Schedule June 7 - The Bob Kuban Band  This is the annual birthday party for the city of Chesterfield.  There will be free cake and fireworks.  June 14 -  Scott Laytham and Karl "Trickee" Homes DuoJune 21 – TrilogyJune 28 –  SpectrumJuly 12 -  Non-stop BandJuly 19 –  FanfareJuly 26 -  Ralph Butler BandAugust 2 - Sound Judgment  August 9 - Billy PeekAugust 16 – Yessir What you need to know before you go: The...
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
A few days ago, I wrote about our oncoming winter storm that was being called a possible blizzard.  It has been a while since Missouri had a blizzard.  Well, I wrote that I was excited about the upcoming storm because I had a new snow blower.  Jim was worried after we bought it that we wouldn’t get any more snow for the season and it would sit in our garage, shiny and new (and untouched.) WELL, I am happy to report that while we did not get the monster snowfall that had been predicted, we did get enough sleet and snow to warrant firing up my new toy.  Jim was so excited that I got to use it that he took some pictures of me in action.  Just wanted to share them with you.                    The ski goggles came in extra handy!  Winter isn't over yet.  I am hoping for another snow day!
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
I know that it is only the end of January and winter is not over.  One can always hope for a mild Missouri winter.  Well, this one is destined for the record books.  We heard the weather forecast today for the next 3 days and they are referring to the upcoming storm as a storm of “epic,” “historic” and “record setting” proportions.  I have to say that I am especially happy about it because I get an “I told you so” out of it.  During the last storm just a few weeks ago, our snow blower quit working.  Carburator problem was the diagnosis.  Shortly after, a new storm was headed our way – 3-6 inches were predicted.  Jim had back surgery recently and is unable to shovel snow, so I was able to finagle a new snow blower.  I was sure hoping it was going to snow.  We got the new snow blower home...
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
If you like beer and live in the St. Louis area, you need to check out the International Tap House (also known as iTap).  The beer house has 500 beers with 40 on tap on a rotating basis.  In addition to that, you will find some of the most knowledgeable beer experts around.  The décor is fun and you will always find a friendly face there.  It was voted “Beer Paradise” by St. Louis Magazine.  It was also voted “Best West County Neighborhood Bar” by the staff of the Riverfront Times.        If the weather is nice, you will want to sit outside on the patio.  Live entertainment is available on weekends.  There are many events that are scheduled at iTap.  Follow iTap on Facebook to get the most up to date information about events. iTap has 2 locations.  The original location, opened in the ...
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
Chesterfield, Missouri is certainly not known for it’s mountain lions but one was spotted the other day in a suburban subdivision in Chesterfield.  Just blocks from an elementary school and just a few hundred feet from homes, the solitary mountain lion about 28” tall was spotted on video captured by an area resident.  The resident was shocked to discover that what he originally thought was a deer turned out to be a mountain lion.
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
    Smoke House Market and Annie Gunn’s are landmarks in the Chesterfield Valley, Chesterfield, Missouri.   Rich in history, the Smoke House originally opened in 1937 as the Chesterfield Mercantile Company.  For over 68 years, the market has offered a wide variety of meats, cheeses, condiments and organic produce.  Stepping across the threshold of well worn wood floors, one feels as if they have taken a step back in time.  A pig greets you at the door.  Just the glorious smells upon entry are enough to bring you back time and time again.  The narrow aisles are filled with shelves just loaded with specialty items not found anywhere else in the St. Louis area.  You can find imported cheeses and candy, unique food gifts as well as specialty beverages.  The full service gourmet meat market ...
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
Recently, Chesterfield, Missouri Interim Mayor Barry Flachsbart was interviewed about his thoughts reflecting on 2010 and the future for the city of Chesterfield.  Here were his thoughts:   Main accomplishment in 2010: Maintained city services at the same high level, even in the light of significantly adverse financial challenges. Along with this has been the accomplishment of positioning ourselves for the future. We are going into 2011 with a balanced budget and no cutbacks in services. Biggest challenge in 2010: Clearly, the financial issues. But the staff and the city council, especially the members of the Finance and Administration Committee of the council, our city administrator, and our director of finance and administration, have worked tirelessly to stay “on top” of the changing...
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
                                                      A public hearing about upcoming road construction on Baxter Road in Chesterfield, Missouri was held January 12 at Parkway West Middle School and was hosted by St. Louis County Highways and Traffic officials.  Road construction is scheduled to begin this spring.  While the project to expand Baxter Road began back in 2001, funding was not in place until the 2011 budget year.  The price of the expansion is approximately $6.9 million.  Homeowners turned out to get their questions answered regarding the potential impact of Baxter Road access near their homes during and after the construction.                                                The work will be completed in 5 phases with a total construction time of approximately 3 months.  The...
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
Why should we choose Chesterfield, MO for our new home? Chesterfield, Missouri has so many good reasons why it is a popular destination for buyers being relocated to the St. Louis area.  Our favorite reasons are listed below. 1.     A wide variety of housing choices from the affordable to the exclusive 2.     High quality of life 3.     Great public and private schools 4.     Many fabulous restaurants 5.     Rich history 6.     Abundant shopping 7.     2 local family owned grocery stores that have everything 8.     Beautiful city hall and well run local government 9.     Nearly everything you might need is here 10.   Green space and walking trails 11.  Parks and recreation including many athletic fields 12.  Many different houses of worship 13.  Highway access to anywhere you’d want to ...
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
The purchase of a property in Chesterfield, Missouri requires that a Chesterfield noise disclosure be signed along with the other contract documents.  The Chesterfield disclosure notifies a prospective buyer that City Council has adopted an ordinance that requires disclosure of future land use and noise impact regulations.  Specifically, it mentions noise impact from the local Spirit of St. Louis airport.  This airport is the 3rd busiest in the state after the St. Louis and Kansas City airports.  This disclosure notifies all prospective buyers and tenants that there could be an impact from airport noise on their purchase or lease.  This disclosure came about years ago after a nearby subdivision tried to sue the airport that had been there for years regarding the noise impact on their ho...
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By Linda Graves Arnold, St. Louis Real Estate Pro - 314-422-2762 - Referr
(Coldwell Banker Gundaker-St. Louis, MO)
                                                                               The general membership meeting and Holiday Luncheon for the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce will be held at 11:30 on Wednesday, December 15 at Forest Hills Country Club.  Canned goods and new, unwrapped toys will be collected for the Circle of Concern.  There will be door prizes and music.  Registration is required.  Admission is $18 for members and $25 for non-members.  To register, call 636-532-3399 or visit chesterfieldmochamber.com by December 13.
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