Located in Missouri, United States, the city of Saint Charles is located in the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Saint Charles is a good city to buy a home in for those who prefer a relaxed environment. This part of the St. Louis metropolitan area is reasonably quiet overall, as there tend to be low levels of noise from traffic - although there are still several noisier areas, especially closer to one of the railway lines, Interstate 70 or the airport (St Charles Airport). Finally, it is easy to access parks in the city and there are around 20 of them nearby for residents to visit.
In Saint Charles, about 60% of the dwellings are single detached homes, and large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings are also present in the housing stock. This city has a good variety of housing sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Home owners occupy roughly two thirds of the units in Saint Charles whereas the remainder are rented. Around one third of homes in this city were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were built pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
Residents may consider it difficult to access high schools and primary schools as pedestrians. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. With regards to eating, a fraction of house buyers in this city may be able to reach one of over 50 grocery stores on foot, while others will have to rely on a vehicle. Residents can enjoy over 250 restaurants and coffee shops as well.
The preferred approach to move around in Saint Charles is usually a car. The majority of homes for sale are a reasonably short car ride from the closest highway, such as Interstate 70, and it is very convenient to park. On the other hand, Saint Charles is not especially suitable for traveling on foot since carrying out daily needs is sometimes challenging by walking.