Roughly 14 miles southeast of St. Louis, the charming village of Swansea, Illinois is considered a suburb of the large St. Louis metro area. Those choosing an apartment in Swansea even have the convenience of a commuter train that takes them into the heart of the city. The Metrolink Train Station, located in Swansea, travels to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport with many stops throughout the metro-east.
The village began as a farming community in the 1800s. To avoid annexation, the residents established an independent community in 1886, and the Village Hall was completed shortly after.
Today, Swansea is a quiet, cozy village with easy access to the metro area. And although after you find your Swansea apartment to rent you can easily travel into St. Louis to enjoy the theaters, museums, shops, and restaurants, you can also shop and dine in Swansea. The Swansea Farmer’s Market is open May through October and features fresh vegetables and fruits, baked goods, handcrafted items, and more.
Parks in Swansea include Melvin Price Memorial Park, which features a dog park, ball fields, pavilions, the Normal Lehr Community Center, and a hockey arena. Schranz Memorial Park offers a splash pad, a fun-filled “kingdom” playground, pavilions (including an enclosed pavilion), and an amphitheater. Nature trails can be found at Centennial Park, while C. Herb Temple Memorial Park includes barbeque grills and picnic areas.