Money Magazine named Ballwin, Missouri, a city found in the center of West St. Louis County, “One of America's Best Places to Live” three times in the past nine years. Ballwin has an energetic and positive vibe combined with a powerful sense of security and home. There are various entertainment, recreational, and shopping opportunities that produce a high-energy and fun atmosphere available throughout the city. Ballwin is a very community driven city. The highly accredited Ballwin Police Department, with the help of the neighborhood watch programs, keep the city's crime rate low - preserving the character of the city. The community is also dedicated to its parks and the environment. Ballwin is energy and water efficient - placing various recycling and other programs in place throughout the city in order to protect the community and ambiance of the unique city.