Eureka Missouri Real Estate & Community Information

Eureka Missouri Real Estate & Community Information

Located in Southwest County, Eureka is home to over 10,100 residents. People looking to buy a home in the St. Louis area are drawn to Eureka, as it provides a small-town feel, while being close to the metro area. Eureka boasts a low crime rate and quality schools, along with affordable homes, which make it all the more desirable. Eureka is also famous for being home to Six Flags St. Louis.

Eureka traces its roots back to when it was founded in 1858 along the Pacific Railroad.  Tradition has it that the name for the city came from railroad workers who were clearing the way for the track, and upon seeing the level land of the area declared “Eureka!”

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Shopping & Dining

A number of interesting shopping options present themselves in Eureka, especially if you’re shopping for antiques and unique gifts.  The Wallach House features 3 floors of antiques, along with furnishings, gifts, and gourmet food. There’s also the Eureka Antique Mall and Eureka Florist & Gifts. For groceries and necessities, there’s the Hilltop Village Shopping Center and a Walmart Supercenter.

Eureka restaurants provide residents with a nice array of choices. O'Dells Irish Pub & Ale House, located in the historic district, is a classic pub with the largest selection of craft beers in Eureka. They complete the Irish pub experience with their stone fireplace and live music every Friday. And for BBQ lovers, there’s the world famous Super Smokers Bar-B-Que.  If you love St. Louis style pizza, Imo’s Pizza offers not only great pizza, but pasta, appetizers, and more.

Parks & Recreation

There are many options for recreation in Eureka, especially due to the fact that Six Flags St. Louis is located in the city. The park originally opened in 1971 under the name Six Flags Over Mid-America, and is now branded as 'The Coaster Capital of Missouri.' The park contains 8 themed areas which include “Illinois”, “Studio Backlot”, “Britannia”, “DC Comics Plaza”, “Chouteau's Market”, “1904 World's Fair”, “Gateway to the West”, and “Bugs Bunny National Park.” Featured rides include the River King Mine Train, Screamin' Eagle, Batman: The Ride, and many more.

Other parks in Eureka offer a wide range of amenities. The Timbers of Eureka Recreation Center features a municipal pool and recreation center.  There is also a city-wide trail system for those looking to enjoy a relaxing walk around this beautiful city.

Education

The award-winning Rockwood School District serves the educational needs of students living in Eureka.  The district has been awarded by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Expansion Management Magazine. The district manages the 3 elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school in the city, namely Eureka Elementary School, Geggie Elementary School, Blevins Elementary School, Lasalle Springs Middle School, and Eureka High School.