Historic Heritage, Modern Elegance & Affordable Style

Edwardsville & Glen Carbon are noted throughout the St. Louis region as an ideal location to live, work, play and raise a family. Both communities offer excellent transportation; enrichment opportunities in the form of museums, libraries, galleries and historical sites; fun festivals; outstanding government services; and quality health care and housing options. Further family benefi ts include a strong public school system, a variety of private school and child care options, and ample higher-education opportunities.

Edwardsville and Glen Carbon also provide residents with a variety of dining and shopping possibilities, as well as an abundance of bike trails, parks and healthy living opportunities. Located just 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis and its many restaurants, entertainment options and sporting venues, Edwardsville and Glen Carbon offer warm, small-town living with urban amenities just minutes away. Edwardsville has been named one of the '10 Best Towns for Families' by Family Circle magazine in 2010, and CNN Money has ranked Glen Carbon among the 'Top 100 Best Places to Live in the USA' in 2009.

From Col. Benjamin Stephenson’s early 19th-century Federal brick home and the company-built 'saltbox' homes in Glen Carbon, to the extravagant lines of Victorian homes along the tree-lined St. Louis Street Historic District, to the homey elegance of vernacular bungalows in historic Leclaire, Edwardsville and Glen Carbon blend historic elegance and contemporary architecture. Offering historic homes in established neighborhoods, new developments and urban condos, the area has remarkable diversity in housing options and an abundance of affordable land.

Home sales in Madison County continue to be a strong and affordable, with a median new home price of $112,000. In 2011, the median price for a three-bedroom home was $117,700, while the price of a four-bedroom home was an affordable $209,000. The communities also offer several retirement communities with a full continuum of care. Duplexes, assisted living apartments and full care nursing facilities are all available.

For more information, or for help locating the right real estate agent for you, contact the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Chamber of Commerce by calling (618) 656-7600 or contacting one of the real estate agents listed below.