Sunset Hills, Missouri Education and City Information

A small city, Sunset Hills, Missouri, is just a short drive from St. Louis. Residents can choose from a variety of postsecondary institutions found in the greater St. Louis area. Find out more about Sunset Hills, including its demographics, industries and school options.

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About Sunset Hills

Sunset Hills is a relatively new city founded in 1957 and situated in St. Louis County. It has 8,527 residents, as of 2014 U.S. census estimates, and roughly 27% of the population was 65 years or older in the 2010 census. The city's ethnic mix is predominately white, 94% in 2010. From 2010-2014, 47.4% of the adult population (25 or over) had at least a bachelor's degree.

Sunset Hills has around 70 acres of parks in and around the city, featuring numerous walking trails and ball fields. Swimming and tennis, disc golf and soccer are just some of the activities available to residents. An aquatic facility is available, and the city's historical society offers events throughout the year. Sunset Hills enjoys a four-season climate, with cool winters and warm and humid summers.

Educational Opportunities

Sunset Hills has 2 colleges, including Applied Technology Services, which is a 2-year public school offering practical and vocational nursing programs. Vatterott College also maintains a branch campus in this city.

Several seminaries are found within ten miles of Sunset Hills, including Eden Theological Seminary, Concordia Seminary and Covenant Theological Seminary.

Webster University is just down the road in St. Louis. It offers graduate and undergraduate programs to nearly 17,000 students, and was ranked 26th among regional universities in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report in 2016.

Fontbonne University, Maryville University of St. Louis and Washington University in St. Louis are all in driving distance of the city. Saint Louis Community College is the largest school in a 15-mile radius of Sunset Hills with approximately 21,200 students enrolled in its certificate and associate degree programs. University of Missouri-St. Louis is also within reach of Sunset Hills' residents; it has 17,000 students and offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees.

Economy and Industry

The city has a mix of business establishments, including financial and other services, some small-scale manufacturing, retail, and food service and entertainment. It features several business and shopping centers and industrial parks. According to 2010-2014 census info, median household income was $100,682.

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