Located one hour south of St. Louis, Farmington is a delightful small town of around 18,000 people. It has been voted one of the Top 100 Best Small Towns, Best Places to Live in Missouri, and Best Places to Raise Your Kids over the past several years. Set at the edge of the beautiful Ozark Mountains, Farmington is surrounded by 9 picturesque state parks, 15 award-winning vineyards, hiking and off-road recreation trails, and several challenging golf courses. Locally, enjoy one of the 14 community parks that feature playgrounds, soccer, tennis, basketball, volleyball, baseball, picnicking, and fishing. If you enjoy skateboarding, inline skating, or BMX biking, head over to the Farmington Skate Park; a 30,000 square foot course equipped with ramps, rails, and other fun obstacles. The Farmington Community Civic Center offers multi-use courts, 1/8 mile track, a state-of-the-art fitness and aerobics facility, two pools, and a mini indoor waterpark.
Not limited to being a pretty face, Farmington also values education. The local public schools are regularly recognized for their students’ successes and achievements. High school students have the opportunity to earn college credits prior to graduation or participate in the school’s A+ Program, which offers free tuition at community colleges after they graduate high school. With its close proximity to St. Louis, Farmington is easily accessible by land and air for business and tourism. It has a diverse economy, with a strong foundation in healthcare, a number of big-box retail stores, and numerous locally owned shops.
The downtown is thriving, with casual and fine dining options, professional offices, local shops and five regional banks. The City and County continue to invest in new construction and improvements in the downtown, as it continues to grow.
If you are looking for a beautiful place with a small town feel, look no further than Farmington, MO.