For those of us that live and work in Edwardsville and Glen Carbon, we know how important community spirit can be when cultivating a hometown. Winston Churchill once said “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” The Edwardsville/Glen Carbon community is proud of it’s altruistic attitude, knowing that working to improve the lives of others, also improves the quality of one’s own life. Great schools, a top-ranking university, affordable cost of living, and a thriving restaurant and shopping scene make the Glen-Ed area a great place to be. Once you visit Edwardsville and Glen Carbon, meet the people that live here, it’s easy to see why so many of us work hard to keep the community’s vision alive.
Why living here goes above and beyond “average”
When looking to buy a house, it’s easy to see why so many families choose this side of the river when working in downtown St. Louis. On the average, it only takes a mere 20 minutes to get to that downtown office space! Cost of living is less than the National Average, and you can get more home for your money. Many of my clients want more green space too, and both Edwardsville and Glen Carbon boast wonderful parks, miles of scenic bike trails, and bigger home lots. Looking to build? There’s still acreage and new construction opportunities available. It’s hard to find outdoor living space in Missouri without a bigger price tag!
District #7 is also one of Illinois’ best school districts, so when raising a family, you know that your child(ren) will be receiving a wonderful education. Are you are interested in one of the many private schools or public schools? Edwardsville can’t be beat! The District’s Sports Programs are fantastic, making sure that your child’s body stays just as active as their brain! The local YMCA also offers a plethora of affordable programs for kids of all ages to stay healthy, get creative, and meet new people.
The Edwardsville and Glen Carbon community is a wonderful place to raise a family and many families that move to the area when their kids are young decide that there’s no place they would rather be once their kids have grown. Affordable housing and maintenance-free living options are also available to “empty-nesters” when wanting to downsize, still offering the great community spirit, friendships and local conveniences that come with living in Edwardsville or Glen Carbon.
When driving through Edwardsville or Glen Carbon, it’s difficult to miss the growth of new business! Whether it’s a new restaurant on Main Street or an antique shop off of 159, places to eat and shop are abundant. Chains as well as independent, local shop owners flock to the area because they know that people living in Edwardsville love it, wanting to give back to the local community instead of driving to a nearby town to spend their money. It’s just another reason Edwardsville and Glen Carbon is one of the best places to call “home”.
There are so many reasons buying a home in the Edwardsville area makes great sense. You can also visit my website for helpful links about the area. Please contact me if you have specific questions about why living in Edwardsville is a preferred residential haven for so many, offering historical homes on quiet streets as well as new subdivisions to enjoy. If you are planning on buying a new home, or selling your existing home, or even are in need of expanding or building, I have the experience and knowledge that will help make the process easy.