Main Street of St. Charles in summer
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Once a hub for famed 19th century explorers Lewis and Clark, St. Charles is proud of its history as one of the oldest towns west of the Mississippi.
Its 60,000-plus residents enjoy modern riverfront recreation along the banks of the Missouri, as well as a rapidly growing suburban community. Vibrant restaurants are here in abundance too. All year long, a variety of festivals bring the town out to Main Street for music, dancing and good eats.
One drawback: The growing population means that the commute into town or to nearby St. Louis can be congested.
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