If you are wanting to venture a little further south look no further than the South St. Louis County suburbs of Oakville and Mehlville. Both of these areas give many home buyers what they are looking for: a suburban feel, good school districts, low cost of living, and a lot of parks! Whether you are looking for a little history lesson or a good workout, you could easily spend an entire day exploring the expansive Jefferson Barracks Park located just Northeast of Mehlville.
The median home value in Mehlville is $150k and the median home value in Oakville is just over $200k. Both Mehlville and Oakville are a part of the highly rated Mehlville School District which ranks #15 in the St. Louis metropolitan area (niche.com).With Mehlville and Oakville both lying right along the Missouri/Illinois border it may be the perfect area for those who work or have family in Illinois, but want to plant roots on the west side of the river.