Maryland Heights is a great place to live, work, and visit. Our city is home to more than 27,000 residents, 1,600 businesses, 3,600 hotel rooms, and numerous dining, recreation, and entertainment opportunitiies.
The city has a prime location in the center of the St. Louis Metropolitan area, located at the intersection of Interstates 70 and 270, and within a short drive of Interstates 64, 44 and 55. An eight-lane regional highway, U.S. 364, serves as one of two bridges connecting Maryland Heights to neighboring St. Charles County across the Missouri River, which forms the city's western boundary. Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is a 10-minute drive from Maryland Heights.
Since incorporation in 1985, the city has seen significant growth, both residentially and commercially. Every year approximately 9 million visitors come to the city. Thanks to major investments in constructing, rebuilding, and maintaining infrastruture the city is able to optimize access throughout the community. Maryland Heights prides itself on its service-first staff and responsive elected officials. The police department has a sterling reputation, and our already-low crime rates have fallen over the years.
The long-term vision for Maryland Heights includes the redevelopment of one of its major thoroughfares, Dorsett Road, through the creation of a Tax-Increment Financing district along its eastern end. 2,000 acres in the Howard Bend Planning Area are also available for future development. Several sites are currently zoned for development of large office buildings. In the short-term, the City Council plans to construct a state-of-the-art Community Center to replace the current one, which is near the end of its useful life. The Community Center is scheduled to be completed in 2015.
A number of major corporations call Maryland Heights home. They include: Bunge Corp.; Edward Jones; Elsevier Publishing; Fred Weber Inc.; French Gerleman; Grey Eagle Distributors, Inc.; Hollywood Casino; Hydromat Inc.; the St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Watlow Electric; and World Wide Technology.
The public school districts serving Maryland Heights, Parkway and Pattonville, have both earned "Distinction in Performance" recognition from the Missouri Department of Education. Maryland Heights have access to five city parks as well as St. Louis County's 2,000-acre Creve Coeur Park.
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