9 Views From The Top of Town
If you ever want to be above it all, here are a few places in Fenton you can do it.
In looking for "high" lights in Fenton, we wanted to capture the view from the top of town, not necessarily the statistically highest physical point (ever try reading a U.S. Geological Survey map?) but some spots that provided largely unobstructed views of the surrounding area.
The first stop is Ocello Drive, which is used by Fenton city as the center of town in some of its planning documents. Located atop a hill At the end of Ocello Drive is Nooter/Eriksen, a global supplier of heat recovery systems. Nooter employees may have the best view in town. To the south is the scenic John Fabick Nature Preserve that features a gleaming lake and wooded surroundings.
A different sort of countryside is to the northeasteast with a view dominated by the Fenton's bustling light indistrial area and, in the distance, the busy intersection of interstates 44 and 270.
Perched on another hill to the Northwest of Nooter is Riverchase, Fenton's modern recreation center on Horan Drive. The scenic vista from RiverChase once included the expansive Chrysler manufacturing plants that have since been torn down. But Riverchase will be in the catbird seat to watch the transformatiuon of the Chrysler property into whatever it's going to be.
Fenton's top spots also include Gravois Bluffs, which isn't as lofty as it used to be since diozens of feet of elevation were shaved away when the massive shopping center was built. But there a couple of high points, including the view from the Lowe's and J.C. Penney parking lots.
The views from the Fenton Masonic Temple at 401 Hays Hill Drive, near the intersection of Highway 141 and Highway 30 is expansive, even if the view is looking back to Gravois Bluffs and down Highway 30. It offers a different perspective of the intersection that thousands of motorists use each week..
Finally, even though it is approximately 30 miles away, the Gateway Arch can be seen from the top of one subdivision just south of the Fenton city limits - Romaine Spring Estates. Sure, the Arch is only "thisbig," but on a sunny day it's plainly seen on the horizon from atop the hill on Romaine Spring View.
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