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City Of O’Fallon
City Of O’Fallon
O’Fallon, right next door to Scott AFB on Interstate 64, is just 15 minutes from downtown St. Louis and five minutes from MidAmerica Airport. Scott has always been a significant provider of civilian-market jobs, stimulating O’Fallon businesses that supply many of base’s goods and services. Families moving to Scott are the foremost contributor to the area’s booming homebuilding market, one of O’Fallon’s largest industries. The Air Force base supports a direct and indirect payroll of almost $2.4 billion and has an annual impact of over $4 billion on the region. With 30,400 people and counting, O’Fallon is one of the fastest-growing communities in Southern Illinois and the St. Louis metropolitan area.
There are more than 1,000 businesses in O’Fallon, from big box stores to local employers. Two new hospitals (St. Elizabeth’s and Memorial East) and Mid-America Commerce Center at the new I-64/Exit 21 Interchange are part of O’Fallon’s push to expand its medical, commercial, industrial, distribution and technology industries.
O’Fallon’s public school system is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as among the best. In 2015, the graduates of O’Fallon Township High School District No. 203 included 112 Illinois State Scholars, a National Achievement Scholarship Program Outstanding Participant and 12 appointees to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Scholarship offers for the 2015 graduates were over $35,800,000.
The Arbor Day Foundation has recognized O’Fallon for 18 years in a row as a “Tree City USA.” Several charming parks are located within the city, highlighted by the 200-acre Family Sports Park and a 40-acre community park. Facilities include a swimming pool, basketball and tennis courts, state-of-the-art tournament baseball, softball, soccer and football fields, and T-ball diamonds, along with many outdoor pavilions and walking/biking trails. Sports enthusiasts will find golf, bowling, and tennis and fitness facilities.