Twelve years ago when Rick and Peggy Strelinger decided it was time to downsize, they set their sights on Brentwood. “We found a lovely home on a charming street, two blocks from the park,” Peggy says. The couple has three grown children—Betsy, Richard and April, and two grandchildren, William, 3, and Abby, 2. Peggy is the director of Outreach Ministries at St. Michael and St. George and Rick works for the State of Missouri in the Division of Family Services.
LN: WHAT IS THE BEST-KEPT SECRET IN BRENTWOOD?
Peggy Strelinger: The school district, whose best-kept secret is its teachers!
LN: WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR FAVORITE NEIGHBORHOOD GATHERING SPOTS?
PS: Carl’s Drive In, of course, is an all-time favorite. As we get more health-conscious, Whole Foods has become a great spot. The library and Tilles Park are places we go with our grandchildren. We always make new friends on each visit!
FACTS & FIGURES
City of Brentwood
Incorporated in 1929
Mayor: Pat Kelly
Both Brentwood High School and Mark Twain Elementary School are National Blue Ribbon Award Winners.
Brentwood is a thriving community with a feel reminiscent of an earlier era. Its sense of community and central location lends to a diverse group of residents and businesses. —Mike Winfrey, Janet McAfee Real Estate