I’ve lived in Cottleville, Missouri, for over 15 years, and it’s changed quite a lot since the final touches were made to our house in the Estates of Fairfield Manor all those years ago.
Now, it seems like Cottleville is on the fast track to bigger and better things, heading forward with plans to build more parks, housing, business centers, roads, and trails in the area, all while enhancing Cottleville’s historical, family friendly feel.
Improving the quality of life for it’s residents and growing the community as a whole seem to be the top priority for Cottleville officials, and I think we’ll all be thanking them in the years to come for their hard work and dedication to this little, lively part of town.
There’s so much happening in the area right now, even if you’re a current Cottleville resident like myself, it’s hard to keep up! Here are just a few of the big things happening around town that can be enjoyed by residents of both Cottleville and surrounding areas alike.
Parks and Recreation The city has been working extremely hard to increase the outdoor space and park amenities in the area. Currently, the city is about to begin it’s first sand volleyball league this spring, and will begin construction on a new athletic field in Legacy Park this summer. A new park was also completed on the St. Charles Community College campus. The park features a fitness trail as well as a ninehole disc golf course.
One of the most exciting new additions in the area is a 65 acre park, currently in construction at the rear of the Miralago subdivision on Mid Rivers Mall Drive. The park amenities will consist of two lakes (totaling 25 acres), a boat ramp for sail boating and kayaking, a new pavilion with bathrooms, and a walking/biking trail.
Cottleville is known for it’s fantastic parades, community togetherness, great food, lively bars, and community events. There are a number of those community events happening in the coming year in the heart of Cottleville that you’re not going to want to miss.
Party in the Ville—A monthly event where people can enjoy food and drinks and meet other Cottleville residents, Party in the Ville is such a great way to get out on the town and see what Cottleville is all about. The event is located in Lorenzo’s Plaza in Historic Cottleville during the evening.
Walking for Wellness: Stop Heroin, Mitch’s Walk—The community suffered a tragic loss last December when Mitchell Stenger, a young man from Cottleville, lost his life to heroin. There will be an areawide community walk in memory of Mitch and to raise awareness for the growing epidemic on May 9th, starting at the St. Charles Community
College at 1:00pm. Following the walk, there will be a performance by the Brian Bax Band at 4:00pm. Come support his family and friends and walk to stop heroin for Mitch.
Cottle Waddle—Later in the year, Cottleville will be hosting it’s second annual Cottle Waddle. This event allows residents of Cottleville and surrounding areas see what local business and restaurants have to offer. The local shops and restaurants in Historic Cottleville will have opportunities for the participants to taste their delicious menus and
check out Cottleville’s fantastic local businesses. The event is scheduled for September 26th.
“ There’s so much happening in the area right now, even if you’re a current Cottleville resident like myself, it’s hard to keep up!”
— Mary Kay Schlimpert
With all of the fun happening in Cottleville, there’s a lot of residential development happening in the area, which means there are plenty of opportunities to move closer to the heart of this incredible, developing city.
Subdivisions include: The Estates at Timberleaf, a 64 lot subdivision on Gutermuth Road developed by Lombardo Homes; Harmony Ridge, an apartment project on Cottleville Parkway; Miralago, a mixed use development consisting of 105 single family
lots built by Fischer and Frichtel as well as 212 apartments built by ERC; and finally, Aspen Meadows, a new subdivision proposed by Rolwes Homes on Arnold Drive.
If you’re interested in more information about buying or selling a home, or if you’re interested in learning more about the Cottleville area, contact Mary Kay Schlimpert with the Tracy Ellis Team.
Looking for a new place to grab a bite to eat? Check out these new restaurants in the Cottleville area. You won’t be disappointed!
• Lu Lu’s Restaurant
• With a Twist restaurant
• Freddy’s Hamburgers
• La Chata Mexican restaurant
• Raising Canes
• 7’s Cupcake and Martini Bar
• The Rack House West Winery and Restaurant
• Plank Road Pizza