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Who could believe that this now booming town was once only a town comprised of 100 homes? Today Eureka is a city that is 9.35 square miles of energy and agriculture.
The city is home to the popular Midwest attraction Six Flags – St. Louis, which not only brings millions of visitors to the city each year but also provides an amusement park and water park in your backyard!
Located off of Interstate 44, it is the perfect location outside of the bustle of the city, while still having everything one needs within a short distance. Eureka is only 30 minutes away from everything one needs when visiting the St. Louis area: Downtown St. Louis, the Arch, the Airport, State Parks, Missouri Wine Country, canoeing, rafting, Six Flags of Mid-America, dozens of Antique and Specialty shops and much more. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the many parks and extraordinary diversity of native plants and animal habitats.
Besides having the tourist attraction of Six Flags, Eureka has antique shopping in the area known as “Old Town” that is quite popular with residents. Once a year a candlelight walk is held in old town Eureka. Visitors use this night to tour the numerous antique shops within walking distance of one another. Also, Old Town has numerous restaurants that are favorites of the local residents.
The real estate market in Eureka has seen a growth rate in the value of homes in the area. From 2009 to 2010, the value of homes in Eureka has risen 1.83%. The average price of a single detached home in the 2010 real estate market was $ 295,600.
The real estate area is the home of many great activities perfect to keep families busy year round. The city of Eureka hosts annual Mardi Growl parades, where Central Avenue is alive with people, music, kid-friendly crafts and restaurants serving Mardi Gras cuisine and specialty drinks for the dog parade event, city-wide golf tournaments, and much more.
Eureka definitely has something to offer everyone: whether it’s the thrill of the Mr. Freeze at Six Flags St. Louis or the quite antique shops in Old Town, it is definitely a classic town that keeps getting better every year!