Welcome to Wildwood, Missouri
Wildwood, MO is a unique, progressive community that is set in a magnificent natural environment which features dense woodlands, rolling hills, beautiful valleys, lush meadows and crystal clear streams.
Located in West St. Louis County, just a 30 minute drive from downtown St. Louis, Wildwood is a historic community dedicated to its Master Plan, which provides for the preservation of its rural areas while providing for residential and commercial growth. State, County and City Parks cover 11 of the 68 square miles that lie within Wildwood's municipal boundaries. The City is served by the AAA rated Rockwood School District, St. Louis Community College at Wildwood, and has numerous recreational options as well, including an extensive trail and bikeway system, a popular snow ski/tubing and zip line resort, and a prominent equestrian community.
Wildwood incorporated on September 1, 1995, however, the community’s remarkable history does not begin there, The long and rich history of the local settlements has defined this area for many generations. The early settlements of Centaur, Fox Creek, Glencoe, Grover, Hollow, Kelpe, Melrose, Monarch, Orrville, Pond and Westland Acres continue to be discoverable today. Markers provide a brief historicity of these areas for adventurers intrigued by the past. Beyond these unique settlements, the ever-popular Historic Route 66 thoroughfare (now called Manchester Road) bisects Wildwood’s north from south, directly through the heart of the town center. This portion of Route 66 is the original location of the byway, dating back to the early 1930s. Come on out and take a nostalgic ride down old Route 66, and stay awhile and enjoy all the exciting things to do in Wildwood.