About the O’Fallon, Scott Air Force Base and Shiloh, Illinois Area
O’Fallon is a diverse, charming community of hardworking residents, including personnel from nearby Scott Air Force Base. Over 25,000 people call O’Fallon “home”, each one giving the city a wonderful mix of small-town caring and community pride. O’Fallon’s rich history of trade and industry, and its solid foundation for continued growth and prosperity make it one of the area’s most popular communities in which to live and work. Today, O’Fallon is known as one of the fastest growing communities in the Metropolitan St. Louis area. Visit us and see what O’Fallon has to offer!
People who live and work in the Village of Shiloh know the simple pleasures of small-town life and at the same time enjoy all the benefits of a thriving metropolis. Located on the crest of a picturesque, unspoiled valley, Shiloh is encircled by several larger neighbors, including Belleville, Fairview Heights, O’Fallon, and Scott Air Force Base. Shiloh’s vibrant recreational and cultural scene offers activites for every taste and budget. Within the surrounding towns are numerous shopping centers, as well as the largest mall in Southern Illinois. In addition, Shiloh is only twenty minutes away from downtown St. Louis, Missouri, via Interstate 64. Shiloh’s top-rated schools, motivated workforce and affordable cost of living make Shiloh home to many!
Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
Scott Air Force Base (SAFB)is located approximately 20 miles from St.Louis, Missouri. SAFB takes it name after Corporal Frank S. Scott, who was the first enlisted person killed in an aviation crash. The host unit of Scott Air Force Base is The 375th Airlift Wing. They have managed the medical evacuation system since 1975. Fifty C-21A Lear jets, which make-up the wing’s Operational Support Airlift, are stationed at Scott and at bases throughout the United States. Scott employs approximately 13,065 people. The United States Air Force Bankd of Mid-America calls Scott home. The band consists of 60 full-time musicians and plays more than 400 engagements each year to live, radio, and television audiences.
Belleville is a city located in St. Clair County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 41,410. It is the county seat of St. Clair County, and the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Belleville and the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows. Belleville is also the home of the newspaper The Belleville News Democrat. A Frenchman named George Blair founded Belleville in 1814. Blair donated an acre of his land for the Town Square and an additional 25 acres that adjoined the Square for the new County Seat, thereby replacing the old county seat in Cahokia, Illinois. Belleville was incorporated as a village in 1819, and became a city in 1850. Although the name “Belleville” is French for “Beautiful City”, most of the population is of a German Heritage. Belleville was the center of the first important German settlement in the State of Illinois.
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Fairview Heights, Illinois
Fairview Heights offers a vast array of choices in shopping, dining, sites for business, housing, and recreation. St.Clair Square in Fairview Heights is a shoppers paradise with more than 1,000,000 square feet under one roof. This two-level shopping center, the largest south of Chicago, is anchored by four major regional and national department stores, Sears, JC Penney, Famous-Barr (a May Department Store), and Dillard’s. More than 140 other specialty stores, boutiques, restaurants and services command space along the mall’s elegant concourses. The mall offers complimentary strollers and wheelchairs for convenience.
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis is the heartbeat of the Metro-East area. They have many nationally renowed attractions which include the St.Louis Science Center, The Gateway Arch, The City Museum, The Magic House, and The St.Louis Zoo. The St.Louis Zoo has been named #1 zoo by Zagat Survey’s U.S. Family Travel Guide in association with Parenting magazine. Each year, St.Louis hosts many celebrations such as The Fair St.Louis (July 4th weekend), Mardi Gras and the Big Muddy Jazz & Blues festival. The historic Soulard Market is the oldest farmers market, west of the Mississippi River. This open-air cash and carry market offers fresh produce, meats, and fresh baked goods at the right prices. St.Louis is also home to many Professional Sports teams which include The St.Louis Cardinals, and The St.Louis Blues.