Additionally, Money identified St. Charles as the 11th most affordable city in the nation and tops in Missouri.

"We are so proud to be recognized once again for being a great community for residents and businesses," stated Mayor Sally Faith.   "This clearly demonstrates our plan for growth, affordability and investment is working."

In citing the community for its numerous assets, Money stated, "History buffs may know St. Charles as the start and end point of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Wine aficionados know it as home to several award-winning wineries, like Little Hills Winery and Sugar Creek Winery & Vineyards. But to most locals it's simply a nice place to raise kids, with great schools, very little crime, and reasonably priced homes. Extra bonus: St. Charles County residents pay some of the lowest taxes in the country, according to the Tax Foundation."

"The magazine's noted accolades say it all," Faith added.  "St. Charles is a great place to visit, work, raise a family, get an education and pay less taxes...who could want more than that?"