True to its name, Lake St. Louis is characterized as a resort and recreational community where residential development surrounds two beautiful lakes. Permanent residents of this gracious community are able to enjoy the year-round recreational amenities that regularly draw weekend visitors to the area for sailing, water sports, or relaxing on warm afternoons. An ideal location for those who prefer an active, outdoor lifestyle, Lake St. Louis offers some of the finest residential and commercial amenities available in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Other recreational highlights include the 18-hole championship golf course at Lake Forest Country Club, tennis courts, beaches, swimming pools, horse stables, and lush parks. Providing a close-knit spirit in friendly and attractive neighborhoods, the Lake St. Louis features a variety of contemporary two-story, split-level, ranch-style, and executive homes. Spacious and tranquil, residential developments feature everything from lakeside living to elegant homes that enjoy the seclusion of heavily wooded lots. Excellent elementary and secondary schools serve this area, although a number of private schools are available in neighboring communities. Lake St. Louis has developed its own convenient shopping, office buildings, and country clubs.