409 Far Hill is a 3 bedroom 2 full bath ranch
Offered at $160000
409 Far Hill Drive is a smaller ranch home in an area of higher priced homes. It was built in 1973 but it has been renovated within the last 5 years. The current owners are a young family starting on their adult journey and this home appealed to them partially because of the easy maintenance.
Another appeal was the trendy style. The open floor plan is right in style. The living room/great room has a vaulted ceiling and lots of natural light. The windows are floor to ceiling. There are NO steps.
The renovation included new flooring throughout the home. The public areas and kitchen have newer ceramic tiles. In the living room/great room and hallways, the tile is a custom wood grain “look”. The bedrooms have newer carpet and the bathrooms both have newer ceramic. Very easy maintenance and a stylish look at that.
The kitchen could be eat-in. It has upgraded cabinets and a solid surface countertop. All appliances stay. The sliding patio door walks out to a small patio with space for a nice grill.
As mentioned earlier, it is three bedrooms and 2 full baths. The master master bedroom suite includes a walk-in closet. It also has two large windows with southern and western exposure. The master bath has also been redone. The shower has a european “feel” with floor to ceiling tiles. It has a newer toilet and vanity.
The second bath also has a new vanity and toilet and tiled tub surround. The laundry room includes the washer and dryer. The secondary bedrooms have natural light from the east.
The outdoor space at this property is special. It has a “front porch” for knowing the neighbors. It also has a large concrete patio in the front that merges into the paved area of the carport. It is a great entertainment spot for celebrating in nice weather. And if the rains should come, just slip everybody under the carport.
The yard is fenced and a good size.
The current owners have been thrilled with this home. They are starting a family and have demanding jobs so time with the family is of utmost importance. They try not to accumulate “stuff” but they do have to have toys.
The average size of an American home was 983 square feet in 1950, 1660 in 1973 and almost 2400 in 2010. Here are some of the perks this family found in their smaller ranch. It is more energy efficient. There is less cleaning and home maintenance. It is cozy and intimate
The City was founded by John Ball,who came to America from Dublin, Ireland. He served in the 4th and 8th Virginia Regiments during the Revolutionary War. Because of his military service, he was given a military land warrant and moved to this new land in Kentucky after the war. Reportedly, James was a friend of Daniel Boone.
Around 1797 or 1798, John Ball, moved to the West St. Louis County area, possibly at the same time as the Daniel Boone party moved to and settled in the St. Charles, Warren County areas. Records now preserved in Jefferson City show the transfer of title of about 400 acres of land along Grande Glaize Creek to John Ball in February, 1800. This is the first official record of John Ball in the West County area.
Ballwin has grown from the town Ball knew, with only a few homes and businesses, to a small village of 750 people when it was incorporated on December 29, 1950, to a thriving City of 32,000 today. John Ball’s vision of Ballwin as the leading City in the West County area has been realized.
My dad had a business in Ballwin in the 1970’s. I remember the area as very “hometown”. Our favorite lunch spot was Home Run Inn and they served peanut butter pie. Named as “One of America’s Best Places to Live” by Money Magazine in 2005, 2011 and 2013
As of the census of 2010, there were 30,404 people, 11,874 households, and 8,631 families living in the city. The population density was 3,382.0 inhabitants per square mile (1,305.8/km2). There were 12,435 housing units at an average density of 1,383.2 per square mile (534.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.3% White, 2.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 5.6% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
There were 11,874 households of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.9% were married couples living together, 15% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 27.3% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.04.
The median age in the city was 41.2 years. 24.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.7% were from 25 to 44; 29.5% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.2% male and 51.8% female. Source Wikipedia
409 Far Hill Drive is considered car dependent and given a score of 11 by walkscore.com. It is approximately 46 minutes by car to downtown St Louis.
Ballwin likes to have fun and has some mighty fine parks. I have fond memories of my son playing baseball in Ballwin he Parks and Recreation Department coordinates recreation programs, The Ballwin Golf Course & Club, tennis courts, The Pointe At Ballwin Commons, The North Pointe Family Aquatic Center, recreation facility rentals, park maintenance, festivals, and more.
Oak Brook Elementary School is a top rated, public school located in Ballwin, MO. It has 518 students in grades K-5 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 73% of students are at least proficient in math and 78% in reading. Parkway Southwest Middle School is a top rated, public school located in Ballwin, MO. It has 702 students in grades 6-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.Parkway South High School is a highly rated, public school located in Manchester, MO. It has 1,699 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 95% of students are at least proficient in math and 92% in reading.
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