St. Louis Real Estate News

Nov. 1, 2017

Everyone from Ballwin Homes Goes to Clancy’s Irish Pub for a Hearty Meal and Fun

Enjoy a pint near Ballwin homes at Clancy's Irish Pub.The smell of hickory-smoked barbecue wafts down Kehrs Mill Road, drawing people from their Ballwin homes into Clancy’s Irish Pub at the Barn, where they step into the inviting warmth of the Clancy family restaurant. The sixth generation of the family is working in the family business now, and the restaurant is still a favorite in the area. The warm, casual atmosphere at this well-loved Irish pub is the perfect place for an afternoon meal. Visitors to the neighborhood and families looking at Ballwin properties for sale often stop in to the pub for a quick bite or a more substantial meal. The menu offers everything from traditional pub fare like brewery sausage and hot beef brisket, to less traditional fare like BBQ pork and pork steak. The pub’s custom ground hand-made Black Angus patties from their own on-site butcher shop have been named the #1 Best Burgers in St. Louis by St. Louis Magazine.

After Touring Ballwin Properties for Sale, Reward Yourself with a Pint at Clancy’s

With lunch served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Happy Hour runs from 3 to 6 p.m. with $1 Bud Lite draughts and $3 martinis. Dinner is served from 4 to 10 p.m., but the kitchen closes at 9:30, so guests should be careful to put in their last orders before then. Fried Chicken Tuesdays, Rib Wednesdays, and the Saturday Night Steak Special are very popular with regulars and visitors alike. On Sunday and Monday the pub is closed to the public so that people can have private parties, and Clancy’s Party Room is able to accommodate 50 to 60 people with an optional bartender available with a $75 fee. The on-site parties are able to choose one of the various catering options the pub offers, along with accompanying drinks depending on what selection the guests choose. They even offer flat grill rentals for $100 a day, or rotisserie grill rentals for $125, allowing patrons to cook their meals themselves on the pub’s professional quality grills.

People living in Ballwin homes are also happy to take advantage of Clancy’s amazing catering selections as well. Families who want to host their gathering in a larger venue or simply at their home, have the option of choosing from the restaurant’s diverse catering menu. There are four different alternatives for buffets and BBQ, as well as pig roast, steak, and hors d’oeuvres. With such a wide variety of choices, there’s something perfect for every occasion and celebration. For more details about everything this unique pub provides for their patrons, visit their website at Clancy’s Irish Pub at the Barn, or call them at (636) 394-2199. 


Posted in Local Amenities, News
Oct. 30, 2017

Enjoy Ballwin Property By Moonlight at the Midnight Howl 5K

Go for a run on Ballwin property at the Midnight Howl 5K.Ballwin property owners love their city for many reasons, but one of the top is the many events the city hosts throughout the year. Coming up is the Midnight Howl 5K Run/Walk. The race will be held on Friday, November 3rd. Register online until noon on November 2nd. You can also register in person at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons. Packet pickup is scheduled for Thursday, November 2nd from 3 to 8 p.m. at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons. Race day registration begins at 7 p.m. at the Wolf Cafe. This Ballwin property is located at 15480 Clayton Road. The cost of registration is $40.

Those Searching Ballwin Homes for Sale Should Check out All the Community Events

The Midnight Howl itself begins at 9 p.m. It’s a perfect way to end your Halloween celebrations. Enjoy running or walking through the moonlit streets of quiet Ballwin neighborhoods. Bring your friends and family to make the course more fun. Dress up in your Halloween best to have a good time, or bring your game face and compete for a top ranking. The top male and female racers over all and the top three male and female finishers in each age category will be honored at Award Presentation once the race is over.

The race ends at the Wolf Cafe. Plan to stay for a while afterwards. All race participants will receive a complimentary drink, and those over 21 can choose a draft beer. Get a snack at the cafe, and groove to the live music playing. 

Get more details and register online for the Midnight Howl 5K Run/Walk. If you’re interested in Ballwin homes for sale, look around the city’s website to learn more about running events, as well as community celebrations, classes and sports leagues, and the great parks in the city. You’ll also find information about city governance and business development. 


Posted in Local Amenities, News
Oct. 27, 2017

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Oct. 25, 2017

Find the Best Italian Food Near Ballwin Homes at Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar

Eat tasty Italian food near Ballwin homes at Candiccis.Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar is the place to go near Ballwin homes for Italian food for every occasion. It was the 2016 winner of Open Table’s Diner’s Choice Award. After only one visit, you’ll understand why. The menu includes tasty appetizers like bruschetta, shrimp gorgonzola, and a ravioli combo platter. Get your veggies with one of the famous salads. There are also great meat and pasta main dishes. Always save room for dessert at Candicci’s. Get a dish of spumoni, a piece of house-made tiramisu, or the dessert of the week. Kids can choose a dish off a special menu just for them.

Get Something Delicious to Eat after Searching Ballwin Properties for Sale

The pizza at Candicci’s is a favorite in Ballwin homes. Order one at the restaurant or have one delivered to have a night in but take an evening off from cooking. Lunch has its own special menu, perfect for a lighter midday meal. The sandwiches are also filling but not heavy.

Candicci’s also offers many regular specials. Celebrate the end of a day visiting Ballwin properties for sale at Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Toast with a $3 draft beer or a $5 glass of house wine. A special menu of appetizers is offered for just $7 each. Other weekly specials include Sunday breakfast from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday endless bowls of pasta, or Thursday surf and turf.

Celebrations are made more memorable with catering from Candicci’s. There is also a beautiful banquet facility available for rent. Schedule graduation parties, family reunions, wedding receptions, or any other kind of party. The experienced party planners make hosting duties very simple.

Candicci’s Restaurant and Bar is open Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Delivery ends one hour before closing. Check out the full menu, make reservations online, and see the current specials. 


Posted in Local Amenities, News
Oct. 23, 2017

Learn Some Local History While Touring Ballwin Properties for Sale

Learn about local history while searching Ballwin properties for sale.Find out more about the area near Ballwin properties for sale by visiting the Bacon Log Cabin. Acquired by the Old Trails Historical Society of Manchester, MO in 1969, this property has been restored as a pioneer cabin. It is still situated at its original location at Henry Avenue and Spring Meadows Drive. The family of William Douglas Bacon occupied this cabin until 1889. Originally sitting on a farm that spanned 700 acres, slaves worked the land before the Civil War. The cabin includes the original stone fireplace, logs, beams, as well as some chinking. Enjoy period furnishings and also an interesting display that features West St. Louis County historical memorabilia. There is an interesting book available to everyone, including those looking at Ballwin properties for sale, called The Moving Forces in the History of Old Bonhomme/The Manchester Missouri Area by Miriam Andre. It is a great place to start when learning about the area.

Tour Historic Ballwin Home, the Bacon Log Cabin

Stop in for a tour the first and third Sundays of the month from May through October. Private tours can be arranged, just send a message to for more information and to schedule a time. In addition to visiting the cabin for a tour, also watch for special events and consider joining the Old Trails Historical Society. Members are invited to picnic every year at the cabin. The public is also invited to several events every year such as the Ghostly Gathering Family Chili Supper in October and the Christmas Traditions Cookie/Candy/Gifts Sale in December. Consider helping to preserve Bacon Log Cabin by purchasing an engraved commemorative brick to adorn the Bacon Cabin. Purchase a brick for $50 to ensure that future generations can come enjoy the cabin and learn about those who called Ballwin home in the past. Find more details about visiting the cabin, exact dates for special events, and more information about purchasing a brick at Old Trails Historical Society


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Oct. 20, 2017

St. Charles County Market Snapshot | October 2017

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St. Charles County Market Snapshot | October 2017

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Oct. 20, 2017

St. Louis County Market Snapshot | October 2017

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Oct. 18, 2017

Residents of Ballwin Real Estate Play on the Best Public Course at Ballwin Golf Course and Club

Enjoy the best local golfing on Ballwin real estate.Ballwin real estate owners enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while practicing their swing at the Ballwin Golf Course and Club. The nine-hole course gets rave reviews and is widely recognized as the best public golf course in West St. Louis County. In 2003, the course received the prestigious Editor’s Choice Award from St. Louis Magazine for Best Quality Golf. The course hosts several championships and tournaments, including the Gateway PGA Nine-hole Junior Championship and the Men’s and Women’s Tournaments at the annual Ballwin Days.

Golfers of all ages are invited to enjoy top-quality golf. Ballwin property owners are able to reserve weekend tee times starting on Wednesday at noon. Non residents may reserve times starting at noon on Thursday. Facility hours change, depending on the season and weather. In the summer months, the course opens at 6:30 a.m., while in the winter it opens between 9 and 10 a.m.

Golf on Beautiful Ballwin Property and Join a League to Make New Friends

Golf is a great sport for meeting new people and having fun in friendly competition. There are several leagues that play on the Ballwin Golf Course from April through October. Ladies’ leagues play Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday mornings, while men play on Saturday mornings. Juniors, those aged 17 or under, can play in the Ballwin Junior Tuesday League. The group meets each Tuesday afternoon, beginning in early June and going through early August.

Clinics and private lessons are held at the course. David Furlong, PGA, offers lessons throughout the year to residents of Ballwin real estate and non-residents as well. Get a group of friends together for a clinic. A series of five one-hour meetings will be scheduled according to your needs.

After a round of golf, stop in at the snack bar to refresh with a soda or beer. If you’re hungry, pick up a sandwich, hotdog, or indulge in a favorite candy. The clubhouse is available to rent for special occasions, including weddings, corporate meetings, or banquets.

Learn more about the Ballwin Golf Course and Club, find a current schedule of events, and book a tee time online. 


Posted in Local Amenities, News
Oct. 16, 2017

Ballwin Property Owners Come Together for Celebrations at Vlasis Park

Explore Ballwin property at Vlasis Park.Vlasis Park is a beautiful 31 acre Ballwin property that allows residents to get out and enjoy the outdoors. This park is located on Kehrs Mill Road and has many amenities for residents. Stop in while searching for Ballwin homes for sale to check it out. Find the Donald “Red” Loehr Police and Court Center, the Public Works Department, and the Ballwin Government Center all within the grounds of the park.

Many Ballwin Homes for Sale Are Located Close to This Community Favorite

Come support youth and adult sports programs that play on the ball diamonds, let the kids get out their energy on the playground, and challenge a friend to a match on the tennis courts or a game of horseshoes. Get a larger group together to play sand volleyball. Restrooms are available, so no need to worry about needing to go. There are also two ponds at Vlasis Park, one of which is even stocked with fish. There is also a walking path here, which serves as a great place to go for a walk or a jog. Be sure to watch the community calendar for the “Ballwin Days” festival that takes place here every year. This is one of the largest events in the whole St. Louis area. More than 100 volunteers and 60,000 visitors over the 3 day event make it a success. Those who come for the festival find live entertainment, sporting events, vendors, and game booths.

Also consider renting one of the lovely pavilions at the park for a party or gathering. It can be much less stressful than trying to hold an event at your Ballwin property. Two pavilions are available and each seats about 80 guests. Pavilion #1 includes lighting and electrical outlets, a BBQ, and water. It is located on the east side of the park near the restroom facility and up the hill from the playground, fishing lake, and tennis courts. Pavilion #2 includes all of the same amenities and is situated near the tennis courts on the west side of the park. The rental rate is $45 for residents and $60 for non residents. Start making your reservations for these pavilions the first working day of the year. Find more information about Vlasis Park, pavilion rental, and driving directions. 


Posted in Local Amenities, News
Oct. 11, 2017

Relax after a Day Shopping Ballwin Homes for Sale at Castlewood State Park

Visit Castlewood Park after shopping Ballwin homes for sale.Proximity to Castlewood State Park is a very good reason to search for Ballwin homes for sale. This area has been a popular escape for St. Louis residents since the early 1900’s. The original area included a large hotel, cabins, and clubs. Today, a few remnants of this era remain such as the grand staircase, Lincoln Beach, and a cistern that was part of one of the first piped water systems outside of St. Louis. Current visitors can find hiking and mountain biking trails, picnic areas, a playground, fishing, and the chance to view wildlife.

Go Biking, Fishing, and Horseback Riding on this Ballwin Property

The mountain biking trails are some of the best in the whole St. Louis area. Whether a first time rider or a seasoned veteran, there are trail choices available. Trails are available for mountain biking, hiking, and equestrian use. Be sure to check the signage to see if horses are allowed before embarking on a trail. There are eight trails in the park varying in length from the Lone Wolf Trail lasting 1.5 miles to the Chubb Trail that spans 6.5 miles. These trails also vary widely in difficulty. Choose a short hike lasting just a few hours or plan to spend a whole day away from your Ballwin property at the park.

While out searching for Ballwin homes for sale, bring a picnic to Castlewood State Park. Fifty picnic sites with charcoal grills are onsite for visitor use. Two large picnic shelters are also available for rent for a party or gathering. A playground is situated nicely between the two picnic shelters, making this an ideal spot to get people together. Anglers can explore several miles of the Meramec River that flows through the park. Multiple ramps are available to access the river and fishermen can expect to catch sunfish, bass, walleye, crappie, bluegill, longear, flathead catfish, carp, drum, and catfish. Also keep an eye out for great blue herons, kingfishers, cricket frogs, wild turkey, and white-tailed deer while spending time at Castlewood. This park is such a lovely place to get away from the stresses of the big city. Read more and plan your visit to Castlewood State Park


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