Welcome to Maryland Heights, a progressive, vibrant community located in west St. Louis County. I’m glad you’ve taken a moment to find out more about our city, and I think you’ll find – as thousands of others do each year – that it’s a great place to live, work and have fun.
Maryland Heights was incorporated in May 1985, and we are extremely proud of what our city has accomplished in 20 years. We take our mission statement very seriously: “We will provide superior municipal services in a safe and appealing setting in order to attract and retain residents committed to our city, thriving businesses and premier hospitality venues.”
A variety of housing styles, outstanding schools and no city property tax are just a few of the attributes that have convinced more than 27,000 residents to make this their home. We also offer municipal services that are a cut above the rest in the region. Our internationally accredited police force is one of the most respected in the region, and our multi-million dollar capital improvements program is designed to maintain and improve the quality of our roads and other infrastructure. And as an added perk, our residents enjoy free once-weekly trash pickup.
Businesses have also discovered Maryland Heights is a great place to be. In fact, 13 of the top 80 fastest growing high tech companies in the St. Louis area are located here. Members of our corporate community cite our central location, access to major highways and close proximity to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport as just a few of the advantages of basing their businesses here.
Over the last two decades, we have become a regional standout in the hospitality industry. Popular destinations within the city include the UMB Bank Pavilion, Westport Plaza, Creve Coeur Park, Harrah’s Casino and Hotel, and our city water park, Aquaport. There are 3,400-plus hotel rooms to accommodate visitors who decide to stay a while. And the food here isn’t bad either: almost 100 restaurants serve up anything you might crave, from pasta to prime rib, sandwiches to sushi.
I’m convinced that once you visit Maryland Heights, you’ll want to come back again and again – for a concert, a meal, a day’s work – or perhaps even a lifetime.
Mayor, City of Maryland Heights