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About Ballwin, MO
Ballwin is a western suburb of St. Louis, Missouri – located in St. Louis County.
Named as “One of America’s Best Places to Live" by Money Magazine in 2005, 2011 and as recently in 2013. Ballwin continues to pride itself on offering a wide range of programs and services to its residents. 30,404 people choose to call this dynamic community home.
Located in the heart of prestigious West St. Louis County, Ballwin is within 30 minutes of five major universities and colleges, served by a triple A rated Rockwood and Parkway School districts and continually works to promote and facilitate commercial development while strengthening the relationship between business and community.
Castlewood State Park and the Meramec River are in our back yard. In addition, Ballwin proudly hosts two state-of-the-art recreational facilities: The Pointe at Ballwin Commons Community Center and North Pointe Family Aquatic Center.
Ballwin was on the cutting edge in family-focused fitness when it opened The Pointe at Ballwin Commons in 1996. Housing two full gymnasiums, an indoor track, full circuit weight system as well as free weights, meeting rooms and an indoor pool Ballwin provides ample opportunity for personal fitness and leisure time whether on an individualized basis or quality family fun.
Whether you’re in the mood to do some competitive laps, relax in the sun or splash around with your kids, the stunning North Pointe Family Aquatic Center offers something for everyone. A 25 yard by 25 meter competitive pool with 10 lanes, two one-meter diving boards and the first ever “Tree Swing," is home to the Ballwin Blue Dolphins Swim and Dive team. Young and old alike can appreciate the 910 foot Lazy River, which encloses a leisure pool with beach entry, sprays and vortex, “Bucket Falls" play structure and two two-story water slides and waterfall.
Ballwin’s municipal golf course is traditionally recognized as the best public, nine hole facility in the area, the former home of PGA Champion Bob Tway and previously awarded the St. Louis Magazine’s prestigious Editor’s Choice Award in 2003 for “Best Quality Golf."
Beautiful Vlasis Park is the crown jewel of Ballwin’s five parks. Vlasis covers 31 acres and features two ball diamonds, four tennis courts, two ponds, pavilions, sand volleyball courts, a walking path and a fantastic playground for kids.
Ballwin’s business and shopping district provides for a more personalized shopping experience and several family-owned restaurants as well as commercialized eateries.
So whether you’re new to the area, a long-standing resident, or from a neighboring community, come take advantage of the quality of life Ballwin has to offer. 30,404 residents can’t be wrong about one of America’s best places to live.
History of Ballwin, MO
Ballwin is a unique name for a City. In fact, it is the only City in the United States with its spelling (BALLWIN, NOT BALDWIN). The City was founded by John Ball, son of James Ball and Mary Bray Ball of Virginia and Kentucky. His father, James, who came to America from Dublin, Ireland, served in the 4th and 8th Virginia Regiments during the Revolutionary War. Because of his military service, he was given a military land warrant and moved to this new land in Kentucky after the war. Reportedly, James was a friend of Daniel Boone.
Around 1797 or 1798, our founder, John Ball, moved to the West St. Louis County area, possibly at the same time as the Daniel Boone party moved to and settled in the St. Charles, Warren County areas. Records now preserved in Jefferson City show the transfer of title of about 400 acres of land along Grande Glaize Creek to John Ball in February, 1800. This is the first official record of John Ball in the West County area.
Since John Ball’s property claim was derived originally from a Spanish land grant, and was land that was at the time under Spanish rule, the Louisiana Purchase raised doubts about property ownership. It took several hearings and appeals and ten years for John Ball to clear his claim to the land that would eventually become the town of Ballwin.
In 1826, Missouri moved its capital to Jefferson City. Soon there was a need for an overland mail route between St. Louis and the new capital. As luck would have it, this new road was established along a route that passed by John Ball’s property. After the road, known at times as Jefferson Road, Market Road and Manchester Road, became established, John Ball decided to capitalize on the accessibility it provided for his property, and laid out a town.
The town was originally recorded as “Ballshow", but two days later, on February 9, 1837, Ball amended the recorded plat to be named Ballwin. No one knows for sure why the name was changed, but one of John Ball’s great-grandsons says it was the result of a rivalry with neighboring Manchester. Ball saw great things ahead for his new town and was confident that it would “win out" in reputation and growth over its older and more prominent neighbor, two miles to the east. Hence the “win" was incorporated into the name.