The City of Fairview Heights Illinois is located in St. Clair County. Using Interstate 64, Fairview Heights is just about 20 minutes from Downtown St. Louis. Important roads for the city are State Highway 159, Interstate 64, Bunkum Road, St. Clair Avenue, Lincoln Trail, Longacre Drive and others. The population has steadily increased since 2000 and was recorded at 17,078 residents in 2010.
Fairview Heights maintains five city parks; Longacre Park, Pleasant Ridge Community Park, Old Lincoln Trail Park, Prospect Park and Ogles Creek Park. The amenities in those parks include playgrounds, baseball fields, sand volleyball courts, hiking/biking/jogging trails, picnic facilities and pavilions, fishing lakes, tennis courts, soccer fields, and hills for snow sledding. Another recreation facility located in Fairview Heights is Stonewolf Golf Club, a private 18-hole golf course.
The Parks and Recreation Department sponsors several annual events throughout the year. Those include a Fall Festival, an Easter Egg Hunt, the City Homecoming, tournaments and other events.
The residents of Fairview Heights are served by several public school district. For elementary and middle schools, those school districts are Central School District #104, Grant Community Consolidated School District #110 and the Pontiac-William Holliday School District #105. High School students will attend either O'Fallon Township High School or Belleville East High School. The address of a student will determine what public school that student will attend. Holy Trinity Catholic School is also in Fairview Heights and has classes for Kindergarten through 8th grade.
There are many shopping opportunities in Fairview Heights including the St. Clair Shopping Mall that features Macy's, Dillard's, Sears and JCPenny's as the large anchor stores, Chick-fil-A, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Panda Express, Casa Gallardo, Subway, as some of the restaurants, and Express, J. Jill, Forever 21, Talbots, LOFT and Jos. A. Bank as examples of some of the specialty shops.
The Kinsella Log Cabin, a 2-story structure, is located in Pleasant Ridge Park and was built in 1854 by William Kinsella. Kinsella came to the area in 1840 from Ireland during the great potato famine to work on the railroad. He gave the area the name "Pleasant Ridge" because of the beauty of the trees in the fall. The City of Fairview Heights purchase the farm property in 1973 for a park from the Kinsella family. The log cabin is the oldest building in Fairview Heights and has been restored and preserved. William Kinsella's grandson supervised the restoration and his great-grandson was the foreman for the project.
Fairview Heights Illinois City Hall
10025 Bunkum Road
Fairview Heights, IL 62208
Police (non-emergency): 618-489-2100
Fire (non-emergency): 618-632-2121
Parks and Recreation: 618-489-2040
Chamber of Commerce: 618-397-3127
Public Library: 618-489-2070