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LIVING IN O’FALLON
Small Town Atmosphere, Big Town Amenities
O’Fallon isn’t just the best place to live in the St. Louis area, it’s one of the best places to live in southern Illinois, with an A+ rating on Niche.com. Ours is an inclusive community where residents feel safe and have access to high quality schools and beautiful public parks. It’s these features that draw so many young families to our spacious subdivisions.
Our Downtown District is a destination all its own, with trendy shops and restaurants that blend cozily with the mom-and-pop stores locals have loved for generations. There, events like our annual BaconFest and the Rotary Halloween Parade bring the whole community together.
Inviting Neighborhoods for Every Stage of Life
From the walkable neighborhoods around the Downtown District to apartment complexes and senior communities with built-in amenities, you’ll find housing options for any lifestyle and every stage of life.
With a median listing price of $300,000, homebuyers can find single-family homes with plenty of outdoor space for the kids or invest in a charming older home just steps away from Vine Street Market downtown.
Front Door to Scott Air Force Base
Scott Air Force Base has been bringing the world to O’Fallon since 1917. Beyond providing jobs to over 13,000 military and civilian workers, the base lends our community a more big-city feel than other suburbs and small towns in the area.
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Working IN O’FALLON
Opportunities in Southern Illinois’ Growing Market
With a strong employment base anchored by the defense, healthcare, finance and retail industries, O’Fallon is an attractive market for a broad range of businesses.
- St. Elizabeth’s Hospital recently brought 1,200 new jobs to our town. And there’s more where that came from. Our region is investing $2.6 billion to extend the “healthcare highway” to O’Fallon.
- In addition to the military and civilian workers Scott Air Force Base directly employs, it indirectly employs another 25,000 and supports 18,000 retirees.
- Over 1,000 businesses operate within city limits, and the opportunities in the broader market area, including the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County, just keep growing.
A Revitalized, Walkable Downtown District
Local and national businesses alike are bringing retail, dining and entertainment to historic downtown O’Fallon. The district’s Facade Improvement Program has been wildly successful, and it seems like new businesses open every week.
The growing population in O’Fallon supports both business owners and job-seekers. Between our well-established commercial area and our lively downtown, it’s like having the best of both worlds in one city.
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LEARNING IN O’FALLON
Nationally Ranked Schools
We know how important education is to you and your family. And as a city and a region, we’re proud of the investments we’ve made in our schools.
O’Fallon boasts some of the best schools in the St. Louis area, with a public school district that rivals those in other acclaimed St. Louis suburbs. Our students regularly outpace national averages in test scores, college admissions and scholarship awards. It’s no wonder our school system has best schools in St. Louis suburbs, and is listed as a big draw for many of the families who move here.
O’Fallon is home to two public school districts: the Central School District 104 serves 600 students from kindergarten through eighth grade, while District 90 serves more than 3,200 students, also kindergarten through eighth grade. The community has three private schools, seven elementary schools, a new junior high school and O’Fallon Township High School, which is ranked one of the best in the country by the U.S. Department of Education.
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Playing IN O’FALLON
Parks Your Whole Family Will Love
Families across our region know O’Fallon for its beautiful parks. With a network of 12 public parks and monuments, our residents can enjoy hiking trails, fitness centers and dog-friendly areas.
So, whether you want to take your kids to a quality playground or simply stroll along one of our nature trails with your four-legged friend, you can find the perfect open space to practice a little self-care.
$9 Million Investment Linking Downtown to 130 Miles of Scenic Trails
O'Fallon By The Numbers
- 1Dog Park
- 10Ball Fields
- 13Soccer fields
O’Fallon’s 200-Acre Family Sports Park
The crown jewel of our City, and of St. Clair County, is the 200-acre Family Sports Park, Illinois’ premier destination for O’Fallon youth sports, as well as adult and championship sports.
National and regional baseball and softball tournaments are regular fixtures at this complex, which also boasts eight lighted, all-weather synthetic turf soccer fields. The Family Sports Park offers other amenities as well, including a Splash Pad, pavilions, concession stands and more. It’s one spot in O’Fallon you can’t miss.
- Vine Street Market
- O’Fallon Family Sports Park
- McKendree Metro Rec Plex
- Gateway Classic Cars
- O’Fallon Historical Museum
- O’Fallon Station
- O’Fallon Veterans’ Monument
- Rock Springs Rotary Nature Center
- Splash Pad
Commitment to Accessibility in O’Fallon
The desire for inclusive playgrounds has gained significant momentum in recent years, and O’Fallon is at the forefront of this movement. Our Accessible Playground will eliminate barriers and allow children with disabilities to play and be active in a welcoming environment. We have ambitious plans for the future, including a new swimming pool and upgrades to the community center designed to enhance accessibility.
We’re grateful for the support of community service organizations and local businesses that have contributed to funding these projects to make them a reality.
Whether you’re a resident or considering making our community your home, know that we’re committed to ensuring that everyone can enjoy the richness of our city. Together, we are transforming O’Fallon into a place where all children can play, families can gather, and individuals can flourish.
Safety IN O’FALLON
Committed to Keeping Our Residents Safe
It’s a question we hear all the time: Is O’Fallon safe? The answer is a resounding “Yes.” Our three key public safety departments — police, fire and emergency services — work together to protect our residents. You’ll find that our public safety personnel are approachable and compassionate. Widely recognized as one of the safest suburbs of St. Louis, O’Fallon takes pride in the quality of our public services, and we’re committed to keeping our city clean, safe and welcoming.
- 85 police officers and support staff
- 50 full-time fire department employees and volunteer firefighters
- 26 emergency medical service team members
O’FALLON Government Services
Responsible Leadership and Reliable Support for Residents
The City of O’Fallon owns and operates its own water, wastewater and storm water infrastructure. We maintain an AA+ bond rating by Standard & Poor’s. And for over 15 years we’ve had a balanced budget and revenues that have exceeded expenses, all while maintaining the lowest property tax rate in 35 years.
A Note from O’Fallon’s Mayor
The City of O’Fallon is a progressive city that has become the leading destination for families and commerce. We are proud of our heritage of providing the best quality of life for our residents, the top schools in the region, and an open and inviting environment for all.
With over 32,000 residents, we are the epicenter for commerce in the upper east end of St. Louis. We have a diverse spectrum of businesses, including the new healthcare highway, a mix of local and national retail businesses, recreation, and professional opportunities, as well as nearby Scott Air Force Base.
As Mayor, my door is always open to everyone. We welcome all to our city and stand ready to work with you.
Mayor, O’Fallon IL
As a Home Rule City, O’Fallon functions as an aldermanic form of government, which means that the mayor is elected for a four-year term and is considered the chief executive officer of the city. In addition, two aldermen are elected for each of the city’s seven wards. The O’Fallon City Council makes decisions on ordinances, laws or policy, and an administrator acting as the chief operating officer of the city implements new initiatives.