Nikki Hostnik grew up in Town & Country. After living in Connecticut for 15 years, she is back in the neighborhood, now with her husband, John, and 7-year-old daughter, Garner, and living in an area that wasn’t very developed during her childhood.
LN: WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO MAKE THE MOVE BACK TO YOUR HOMETOWN?
Nikki Hostnik: I’m one of five kids, and we moved back here to be closer to my family. It wasn’t easy to get my husband, who is from Connecticut, to agree to move to St. Louis. We had lived in a house that was built in 1707 and surrounded by beautiful farmland. We chose Town & Country because he felt comfortable with all the space.
LN: HOW ARE YOU ENJOYING LIVING HERE AGAIN?
NH: I’m discovering a bigger and better Town & Country! We can only see one other house from ours, but then we can get in our car and in one minute we can be at Whole Foods at Town & Country Crossing. It’s the best of both worlds!
LN: WHAT ARE SOME THINGS THAT YOU ENJOY ABOUT THE COMMUNITY?
NH: Longview Farm Park is wonderful! It’s so pretty, and it’s a great place to take a walk. Also, we’re right in between Whole Foods and Straub’s, and we love sushi and the fact that the Town & Country Wasabi is so close to us.
FACTS & FIGURES
City of Town & Country
Incorporated in 1950
Mayor: Jon Dalton
Town & Country is home to Bellerive Country Club, which will host the Senior PGA Championship in 2013 and the PGA Championship in 2018.
I have lived in Town & Country for 22 years and enjoy the diversity of homes on large, private, well-landscaped lots. Zoning provides that homes are on sites that are at least 1 acre. The community is centrally located, and while the Parkway School District serves the area, Town & Country is home to many private schools, as well. —Carla Borgard, Coldwell Banker Gundaker