About Lake Saint Louis

Sailboat on Lake Saint LouisA Brief History of Lake Saint Louis

Lake Saint Louis began in 1966 as a private recreational lake community envisioned by developer Mr. R. T. Crow. In June of 1967, the Lake Saint Louis declaration of covenants and restrictions was signed and recorded. For the next 12 years, the sole governing entity in the community was the Community Association. It was not until May of 1975 that the community also became a city under the Revised Statutes of Missouri.

Today, Lake Saint Louis offers municipal services to our residents, including police, parks, public works, community development, municipal court, snow removal, building inspection and code enforcement. We have a beautiful Civic Center located at 200 Civic Center Drive to serve our residents. It is home to both our City Hall (Phone: 636-625-1200) and our Lake Saint Louis Police Department (Phone: 636-625-8018). Our new Public Works facility (Phone: 636-695-4221) is located in the Hawk Ridge Industrial Park subdivision off Lake Saint Louis Boulevard.

The City is a ‘Tree City, U.S.A.’ community with approximately 16,707 residents calling Lake Saint Louis home. We will continue to grow as both residential and commercial properties are developed.

A Planned Community

As a planned community, Lake Saint Louis offers home and business owners some of the finest residential and commercial amenities available anywhere. As our name implies, the City's central features are the two private lakes, owned by members of the Lake Saint Louis Community Association. However, the lakes are just one of the many amenities located in our City.

This information has been designed to give you a sense of the quality of life our residents and businesses enjoy. We encourage you to come and see why so many people have decided to make Lake Saint Louis their home. Lake Saint Louis welcomes you.

Local Attractions

In addition to the lakes, there are numerous local attractions including:

  • An 18-Hole Championship Golf Course (Lake Forest Country Club)
  • Beaches
  • Many Lovely Parks
  • Riding Stables
  • Swimming Pools
  • Tennis Courts
  • Pickleball Courts
  • Two Par-3 Nine-Hole Golf Courses
  • Farmers Market
  • Shopping & Restaurants

In short, Lake Saint Louis offers some of the very best recreational facilities available anywhere in the St. Louis region.


The advantages of living and working in Lake Saint Louis extend beyond the community's recreational amenities. We have great shopping in Lake Saint Louis. We have three shopping centers – The Shoppes at Hawk Ridge, The Shoppes at Lake Saint Louis, and a lifestyle center called The Meadows with many retailers whose only location in St. Charles County is in this shopping center.

Family Friendly

In addition to having one of the best school systems in the state, we have many attractions here in fast growing St. Charles County, including: The Family Arena, minor league baseball and the National Equestrian Center located in Lake Saint Louis.

Surrounding Area

Also, our area is well served by two major highways, which makes the rest of the St. Louis region very accessible. St. Louis attractions such as Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, Spirit of St. Louis Executive and General Aviation Airport, and Riverport Amphitheater (UMB Pavilion) are all within a 30-minute drive.

Within 45 minutes of Lake Saint Louis is downtown St. Louis featuring:

  • Arch
  • Art Museum
  • Baseball Cardinals
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Football Rams
  • Fox Theater
  • Science Center
  • St. Louis Symphony
  • St. Louis University
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis
  • Washington University
  • Zoo

Life in Lake Saint Louis

Evidence of our City’s planned community environment is demonstrated by the high quality and diversity of our housing, the well-planned residential and commercial areas, and the abundance and variety of our recreational amenities.

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