Welcome from Mayor Jim Thomson
On behalf of the elected officials, welcome to the City of Richmond Heights, Missouri.
We are ideally located at the intersection of Interstates 64 and 170 in the heart of the St. Louis metro area. This puts us just minutes away from every major feature and attraction available in contemporary yet historic St. Louis County. Attractions include Lambert-St. Louis International Airport, downtown St. Louis and its riverfront attractions, Forest Park, and St. Louis County government headquarters.
As our logo says, Richmond Heights successfully melds “Progress with Tradition.” Richmond Heights is a community of diverse population of nearly 10,000 people from all walks of life; a wide array of well-maintained and attractive homes in established, desirable neighborhoods; quality public and private schools, and high-quality municipal services. Our City has an award-winning community center that provides residents with an indoor aquatics center, meeting rooms, a state-of-the-art fitness center, and a multitude of fitness and recreation programs. The facility also houses a welcoming library that provides a comprehensive collection of materials and services to people of all ages.
Our City’s moniker also identifies the way our elected, appointed officials and the City staff of more than 130 full-time employees work with and for residents, businesses, and other governments and private entities. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring our City’s future viability while maintaining the traditional character of our family-oriented neighborhoods.
We have renowned shopping districts, including Saint Louis Galleria - the region’s premier shopping destination - and The Boulevard-St. Louis – a new mixed-use development combining retail, residential and office space that typifies “the new urbanism.”
Each year, our City grows and evolves to meet the many challenges and opportunities that strengthen our community.
Make a note to check our Web site often to find out what’s new. We think you will come to agree that Richmond Heights is a great place to call “Home.”