As varied as the landscape, housing in the Lake Saint Louis and Dardenne Prairie areas is comprised of single-family homes, condominiums and apartments, ranging from comfortable to upscale. For those who prefer the wooded hillsides, lake views, or water’s edge, living and working here in the Lake Saint Louis/Dardenne Prairie Area is unmatched.
The amenities of the Lake Saint Louis/Dardenne Prairie Area make community living a unique experience, and the Lake Saint Louis Community Association enhances and maintains the dams and spillways, the par-three golf course, the C.A. clubhouse, tennis courts, common grounds, neighborhood parks and marinas. The C.A. is governed by a board of directors – two elected each year, serving a three-year term – six members in all.
The city government of Lake Saint Louis is comprised of six elected Aldermen and a Mayor who meet and conduct business on the first and third Monday of each month. Sixty-Two city employees perform duties in the following departments: Community Development, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Finance, Economic Development, Courts and Police.
The Lake Saint Louis Police Department (LSLPD ) maintains a highly professional police force supplemented by an active reserve force. The LSLPD provides a safe environment for residential and business communities alike. The latest figures published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch show that Lake Saint Louis has the lowest total crimes and the lowest crime rate of any city in St. Charles County, reflecting a cooperative effort between a dedicated police force and concerned citizens. The nonemergency number is 625-8018.
The Lake Saint Louis Fire Department is a volunteer fire department with state of-the-art facilities providing fire protection from two strategically located city firehouses. The city is also served by the Wentzville and O’Fallon Fire Protection Districts.
SSM St. Joseph Hospital West measures its success by what it gives to its neighbors – advanced technology, high quality and caring services. Located within the city, SSM St. Joseph Hospital West is a full-service, 140-bed facility with over 350 physicians offering primary and specialty services. Twice named as a top 100 hospital in the country, St. Joseph Hospital West and SSM were awarded the Malcolm Baldrige Award for excellence in 2004.