Recognition and Awards

The City of Wildwood is consistently recognized as one of the best places to live and raise a family in Missouri by multiple media sources. Known for its great school districts and extensive parks and trail system, Wildwood is well known throughout the region for its high quality of life.

  1. Ranked "Best Place to Raise a Family in Missouri" - WalletHub, 2018
  2. Ranked Top 10 "Best Small Cities for Families" in the United States, and #2 in Midwest - Nerdwallet, 2016
  3. Ranked #1 for "Best Places to Live in Missouri" -, 2016
  4. Ranked #42 "Most Comfortable City for Travelers in the US" (and #1 in Missouri) - Expedia, 2016
  5. Rockwood School District ranked #4 for "Best School District in Missouri" -, 2017
  6. Assigned a 9 out of 10 for "Great Schools Rating" and "Most Safe" crime risk rating - Nerdwallet, 2017
  7. Identified as a "Featured Trail Town" - American Trail Running Association, 2016
  8. Has been named a "Tree City" for the past 7 years - Arbor Day Foundation
  9. Honored with a McReynold's Award for its Historic Community Markers Program - Missouri Preservation, 2022