Introduction to Fairview Heights, Illinois
Fairview Heights, Illinois, in St Clair county, is 15 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri. The city is considered part of the Saint Louis metropolitan area.
Fairview Heights History
The city of Fairview Heights was initially developed as a productive farmland. It was officially incorporated in October of 1969. The city has dramatically changed over the years, and is now a thriving community with a population of over 15,000. A two-story log cabin, which was built around 1850 by the Kinsella family, is currently a part of the Pleasant Ridge Park in the city.
Fairview Heights and nearby Attractions
- Cahokia Mounds
- Carondelet Historic Center
- Saint John Church
- Crossroads Center Mall
- Jubaka Lake
- Longacre Park
Things To Do In Fairview Heights
From Fairview Heights, one can visit historic sites like Our Lady of the Snows Shrine and the Cahokia Mounds. The Cahokia Mounds is the site of a 700 A.D. Indian habitation. One can also visit nearby museums like the Eugene Field House and Toy Museum, the Saint Louis Science Center, the Carondelet Historic Center and the Museum of Westward Expansion. There are also quite a few lakes and reservoirs in the area like the Jubaka Lake, the Lawrence Lake, the Swan Lake and the Weslake. Also, shopping centers like the Crossroads Center Mall and the Saint Clair Square Mall provide a host of recreational opportunities to its visitors. The Longacre Park also hosts the famous "Midwest Salute to the Arts Festival of Fine Art," where works of over 100 regional and national artists are showcased.
Fairview Heights Transportation
International flights are available from the Lambert-Saint Louis International Airport.
Fairview Heights Higher Education
Institutes providing higher educational opportunities to the residents of Fairview Heights include the Southwestern Illinois College, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, Saint Louis University-Main Campus and the Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park.