Ballwin, Clarkson Valley & Ellisville
Founders Stacy and Todd Isermann of STL Rent A Box are long-time residents of St. Louis, MO. Together, they are serving a niche in the moving industry that takes the stress out of moving by offering an alternative Eco-friendly, affordable option!
- Ellisville was incorporated in 1932. It remained a village until 1957 when voters approved a proposition for the village to become a city.
- In 1993, Ellisville voters approved a Home Rule Charter creating a Council-Manager form of government.
- Ellisville has been awarded the National Arbor Day Foundation’s designation of “Tree City USA” for 31 consecutive years.
- The city has parkland totaling 230.87 acres, which means there is approximately 1 acre of parkland for nearly every 40 residents. The park system is comprised of 11 parks which weave through residential neighborhoods and business developments and are connected by multi-use trails.
- The City of Ellisville includes single-family homes, townhouses, apartments, duplexes, and condominiums. Lots vary from 1/2 to 3 acres in size.
- With more than 574 businesses, the City of Ellisville combines a well-balanced mix of residential and commercial development.
- AAA-rated Rockwood School District, one of the lowest crime rates in St. Louis County, and numerous facilities are just a few features our community offers.
- Today, Ellisville provides comprehensive police, parks, planning, public works, and management services to over 9,000 residents. Ellisville is a suburban community; 1 of over 90 municipalities located in St. Louis County, Missouri.
- Ellisville’s business core is primarily service based, containing very little industry. Of the service-based businesses, a large component is retail. Despite having only 2 large-scale grocery stores, Ellisville has 5 automobile dealerships within the city limits. In addition, the retail sector is comprised of restaurants, service stations, electronics stores, and several shopping centers with big box anchors. The bulk of the remaining businesses are professional offices of attorneys, dentists, real estate offices, brokers, bankers, manufacturers’ representatives, and more. The city is also the home of 1 large corporate facility: Cooper Bussmann Industries.
- Because of the suburban nature of Ellisville, most residents commute to work outside the city limits. Public transportation for Ellisville is available and provided by Bi-State Development Agency of the Bi-State Metropolitan Development District. However, this service is not funded by the city.
- The city is characterized by older subdivisions located somewhat centrally, while newer subdivisions have been platted and built near the city’s outer boundaries. As a result, recreational needs, capital improvement and infrastructure needs, and issues relative to municipal taxation are all very different.
Clarkson Valley was originally incorporated as a Village in 1950. In 1989, we became a city of the fourth class (Missouri law). Today’s population is 2,632 (according to the 2010 Census). City Hall is located on the first floor of the Clarkson Executive Center (formerly known as Fru-Con), Suite 105, located at the intersection of Clarkson and Clayton Roads.
Clarkson Valley, as a Fourth Class City, is governed by a Mayor and a Board of Aldermen. The Mayor is elected at large and serves a four-year term. Clarkson Valley consists of three wards, represented by two Aldermen from each ward. Aldermen are elected from their respective wards, and they serve two-year terms. The Board of Aldermen meets the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Clarkson Executive Center.
The City employs a City Clerk and a Court Clerk; other services are either contracted out or handled by citizen volunteers. Other important boards include the Board of Adjustment and the Planning and Zoning Commission. Officials serving on these two boards are appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the Board of Aldermen.
We are a residential community comprised of thirteen subdivisions. There are two schools; Marquette High School and Crestview Middle School, along with Forest Hills Country Club; First Church of Christ, Scientist; St. John’s Mercy Medical and Physicians Office Building in our City. Each subdivision has its own set of Indentures, which is the set of rules concerning landscaping, fencing, annual assessments, etc. The City enforces its zoning ordinances, such as lot size and setback requirements, but each subdivision’s Board of Trustees handles the administration of its Indentures. Each subdivision owns and maintains its own roads, sidewalks, and retention ponds.
A dynamic community of 30,404 (2010 US Census) people located in the heart of prestigious West St. Louis County;
One half hour from St. Louis-Lambert International Airport and 40 minutes to downtown St. Louis;
Served by triple A rated Rockwood and Parkway School Districts;
Within 30 minutes of five major universities and colleges;
Continually working to promote and facilitate commercial development while strengthening the relationship with the business community.
- A low crime rate due to a highly trained Police Department which provides the full range of police protection, investigation and community services;
- Housing in a range of styles and prices to meet every taste and pocketbook;
- Parkway School District “Accredited with Distinction”
- Rockwood School District “Distinction in Performance with High Achievement”
- An abundant supply of inexpensive water, energy and sewage treatment capacity. The main distribution network is fully developed and in place;
- Quick and easy access to Interstates 270, 64, and 44;
- Convenient to all kinds of shopping, entertainment and recreational facilities;
- A class 4 fire insurance rating;
- No municipal property tax;
- A diversified economic base;
- A well developed system of parks and recreational facilities including:
- 9-hole golf course (considered the finest 9-hole public course in the St. Louis Area);
- Banquet and Conference Center;
- A state of the art community center, The Pointe at Ballwin Commons with a double gymnasium, leisure pool, fitness center and other facilities;
- Outdoor community aquatic center North Pointe;
- Three parks with lakes, tennis courts, game fields and other amenities;
- Recreational programming for all ages and interests.
At STL Rent A Box, we believe in providing a product and service that is sustainable and sensible while giving our customers service they can rely on. We chose our products with great care, keeping the three R’s in mind: reuse, recycle, and reduce. Our clients share our values; they are just as interested and concerned about the community and environment as we are. We value having a product and service that is affordable and is an improvement that is already a necessity.
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