Saint Charles is keenly proud of its rich history, beginning with its claim to being the third-oldest city west of the Mississippi. The city is located thirty minutes northwest of Saint Louis, making it appealing for residents who work in the city, but want to enjoy the privileges of a smaller community. Saint Charles is home to a vibrant community whose residents celebrate every chance they get; evidenced by the City’s numerous annual festivals!
The Saint Charles Area Transit system, often referred to as SCAT, is a small but diligent bus service committed to helping local citizens with their transportation needs. True to Midwestern form, the service kindly obliges making special stops and trips for residents if they provide the transport office with 24-hour notice; additionally, curb-to-curb service is always guaranteed. The bus depot shares a location with the local Foundry Art Center, combining one’s trip across town with a visit to see the most recent art exhibit!