After growing up surrounded by family in Ballwin, Julie and Ryan Lally knew they wanted that kind of upbringing for their kids. Since 2001, the Lally family has loved living in their Ballwin home, amid natural beauty, as well as stores and restaurants they enjoy. Julie is a public relations manager for Insight PR, while Ryan works in IT sales. Their sons, Cameron and Evan, attend Sorrento Springs and Hanna Woods elementary schools, respectively. And schnoodle, Lily, rounds out the family. Julie told us more about what they like to do in Ballwin.

Where do you like to hang out in your neighborhood?

We love going to The Corner Pub & Grill as a family; and for date night, we hit The Tavern.

What’s your neighborhood’s best-kept secret?

Twin Oaks is a gorgeous park with a playground and pond. It makes you feel like you are in a different part of town. We also take our dogs to Castlewood State Park. There’s a lot to offer for families here.


Carol Cooke, Dielmann Sotheby’s International Realty

Triple A-rated schools, a low crime rate and quick, easy access to interstates 270, 40 and 44 make Ballwin the place to reside. It is convenient to all kinds of shopping, entertainment and recreational facilities, including the North Pointe Family Aquatic Center and the best public nine-hole golf facility in the area.

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