Jefferson County has been emerging as a haven for St. Louis commuters who prefer a rural lifestyle. Interstate 55, U.S. Highways 61, 67, and State Highways 21 and 30 provide Jefferson County with access to the city or the countryside. Families have found the low cost of living, affordable housing and room to grow great reasons to live here.
Hillsboro is the county seat of Jefferson County. Comprised of residential communities the area offers residents a rural atmosphere with close proximity to St. Louis area amenities. Housing can be found in town on country acreage or in one of the upscale lake developments.
Arnold is located just south of Highway 55. Commuters appreciate the affordable housing and low tax base. The area has continued to prosper while still maintaining its small town feel.
High Ridge and House Springs are located along Hwy 30 in the north central region of Jefferson County. Homes vary in price and size and include new home developments in this rural community. Homeowners enjoy the seclusion of the rolling hills and wide open spaces.
Other surrounding communities include Festus, Desoto, and Imperial.