Overview of O'Fallon
Located about 18 miles from busy St. Louis, the suburban city of O'Fallon, IL., boasts a unique blend of modern amenities and old-fashioned living. O'Fallon is at once traditional and diverse, which is just one of the reasons why its 28,000-plus residents adore living here. The town's residents enjoy a median household income about $20,000 greater than the Illinois average, and the median resident age is about six years younger than the state average. This makes O'Fallon a haven for young professionals and couples looking to raise their families in a safe, desirable suburban community. Those searching for O'Fallon apartments for rent will be happy to discover this gem in the Land of Lincoln.
Living in O'Fallon, IL
O'Fallon can trace its roots back to 1854 when the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad built O'Fallon Station. The station connected the area to numerous economic and industrial hubs, and helped boost the prosperity of its growing population. Coal was eventually discovered in O'Fallon, which also spurred population growth.
Today, O'Fallon is known for its rich culture and pleasant atmosphere. Parents will appreciate O'Fallon's impressive school district: According to the city's website, local public school students consistently score above average on standardized tests.
O'Fallon is primarily a residential town. According to City-Data, the town loses about 18 percent of its population on workdays due to commuting. For this reason, those searching for O'Fallon rentals will want to factor commuting costs into their monthly budgets. The mean travel time to work for residents is more than 22 minutes.
O'Fallon Attractions and Special Events
Artistic types come together every year for O'Fallon's annual Strange Folk Festival. This unique indie crafts and arts festival calls itself "a festival of social significance." In 2011, more than 15,000 people attended the festival.
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