Flordell Hills is a city located in northern-St. Louis County neighbored by the cities of Country Club Hills and Jennings. As of the 2010 census, the city’s population was recorded at 931 residents. Flordell Hills covers no more than 0.11 total square miles.
Before 1939, the main land area of Flordell Hills consisted mainly of St. Ann Dairy Farms with corn fields, orchards, chicken houses, barns and buildings for cattle scattered throughout. A popular creek running under the region going out over Jennings Station Road, ran parallel to West Florissant and College where there was a foot bridge.
Norm Schuermann and Co., a popular realty company at the time, initiated assembly of homes in 1939, starting at the neighborhood of Greenhaven. They came in three sizes selling for approximately $3,000 to $3,350. Some believe that the initial basements for these homes were even dug out by mule teams.
During the 1940s, a majority of current-day north county municipalities were coming into their own and laid the groundwork for how the present north county region boundaries would be situated. Communities such as Country Club Hills began showing promise thanks to an abundance of blue-collar jobs and convenient bus transportation.
Although some speculate that the Flordell Hills was formally settled in 1939, it achieved its official city status several years later in 1945. In fact, thanks to the notoriety that Flordell Hills attained … many historians contemplate the decision for the city of Jennings’ incorporation in 1946 took huge inspiration from Flordell Hills.
Residents of Flordell Hills are served by the Jennings School District.