Fallin' for O'Fallon

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Real Estate Agent with REMAX Gold

farmer, market, fruitWhen you're looking for a new house in west St. Louis or St. Charles counties, you are looking to buy more than four walls on a plot of land.  You want a community that is a good match for your family's need and interests. You want convenience to work and to what you love to do.  You want - a home!  If what you seek is an upscale, growing city, you might find yourself "fallin' for O'Fallon. "

O'Fallon, with a current population over 77,00 is one of the fast growing cities in the county. During the 90's, growth was a whopping 147%; though it has slowed this past decade, it is still a magnet for newcomers.  Noted for its great schools and low crime rates, is it 35 miles from St. Louis and strategically located right off I-70, it is considered the "Crossroads of the Nation."  Housing choices range from historic homes to new subdivisions, town homes, and apartment couples to new "live, work, and play" communities where it all comes together.  As you will see from checking out O'Fallon in our property website at TheStLHomefinder.com, you can get a 3 bedroom home for your family for around $193,000 and 4 bedroom for $293,000.  (Remember that these average prices mask the reality that there are great homes you'd like at price points far above and far below these figures.  Most qualify for the Home Buyer's Tax Credit, which expires soon.)

Designed as Tree City, O'Fallon is developing a 55 acre nature park on its south side to complement is 400 acres of parks, trails, fishing lakes, and athletic fields.  Noted for its efforts to promote environmentally conscious citizens, the city is known for its recycling efforts. 

If you want a first hand look at what O'Fallon is all about, plan to visit the O'Fallon Farmers' and Artists' Market which opens on Saturday, April 17 and remains open on Saturdays through October 16, as well as on Wednesdays after June 16.  Set up in the parking lot at T.R. Hughes Ballpark at 900 T.R. Hughes Boulevard in O'Fallon, the market will offer locally-grown fruit and vegetables in season, meat, eggs, plants and flowers, herbs, honey, and handmade baked goods, gourmet items, jams and jellies, original art, accessories, hand-made crafts, and more.  This year, the market will feature an educational hour every Saturday from 10-11 am.  The first program on April 17 will showcase beekeeping as a local beekeeper will have a hive on site to demonstrate the interesting process of retrieving honey. 

If you are among the first 150 shoppers on opening day, you will receive a reusable "Keep It in the O!" shopping bag from the city.  Shashi Pathak, O'Fallon's director of Economic Development love what the market stands for and what it brings to O'Fallon: "The O'Fallon Farmers' and Artists' Market draws people to our city, so we're happy to distribute our handy 'Keep It in the O!' totes, encouraging people to shop in our community, and support our local businesses."

If you're looking for great fresh produce, visit the Market. If you're looking for a place to eat it and for your family to prosper, visit TheStLHomefinder.com to find your O'Fallon home and then call the Becky O'Neill POWER Team to get things rolling. We're a knowledgeable and high energy team that can show you around, talk about the pros and cons of various properties, and help you through your transaction.  We promise to put POWER on your side - Positive Outcome with Outstanding Results.   If you hope to qualify for the tax credit, we can help you beat the deadline.

PS: Tried the TheStLHomefinder.com yet?  Here's what one visitor said:  "I've got to tell you, this web site was very user friendly. You did your homework...it allowed me to search on variables I was interested in. I've never run across that before. I am very impressed. Kudos!!!!"  Try us out and let us know!

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