Downtown Red Bud, Illinois, www.cityofredbud.org
Knotty Pines Community is located in southern Illinois just 40 miles southeast of St. Louis in Randolph County in the small town of Red Bud. Red Bud is located in the northwestern part of Randolph County and is bounded on the north and west by Monroe County and on the east by the Kaskaskia River. Our community is only a short 3 miles west of Downtown Red Bud right off of Market Street.
About the Red Bud, Illinois Area, www.redbudchamber.com
In 1978, The Red Bud Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places as an example of a 19th century crossroads commercial town. The town is bounded by Market and Main streets. Red Bud is known as the “Blossom City,” named after the beautiful redbud trees that grow in the area. The small town is one of the Great River Road Communities in Randolph County that bears the motto:
“A Community of Spirit, Pride and Conviction – A Way of Life – Red Bud”
As a family owned and operated community, we take pride being part of a city that encourages community spirit, pride and conviction as a way of life. Red Bud enjoys a low cost of living, convenient shopping with retail and specialty stores and many restaurants.
- Small town antique shops, art galleries, mom and pop stores, town grocery store, dollar store and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor
- Family owned restaurants, pubs and wineries
- YMCA, many public golf courses, a skate park and a senior center
- Red Bud Festivals; Autumn Fest, Deer Fest, Holiday Fest and the Fireman’s Picnic are just a few of the events sponsored by the town of Red Bud
- Ratz Memorial City Park and Lincoln Park are Red Bud’s city parks that offer picnic shelters and playground equipment
- Baldwin Lake is a 2000-acre public recreational lake known for fishing; it is located in Randolph County in Baldwin, just 9 miles from the community
- North County Country Club, a 9-hole public golf course located in downtown Red Bud at 703 W Market St., is known as “Southern Illinois’ Best Kept Secret”
- Red Bud Area Museum, 116 E. Market St., is the site of the old Opera House built in 1855. The museum collects, preserves and displays exhibits, artifacts and documents that show the city’s history and growth.
- Red Bud Public Library is located at 925 S Main St., just 1.5 miles from the community
- Red Bud Sports Complex is located at 146 Powell Rd.; the complex is used by the Red Bud Athletic Association for all of its recreational teams.
The Red Bud District 132 serves the elementary, junior high and high school grades. The district is committed to providing a challenging and well-rounded education that will prepare their students for the future.
- Red Bud Elementary School, K-8 is located at 200 West Field Drive, a short 2 miles from the community
- Red Bud High School, “Home of the Musketeers,” is located at 815 Locust Street, 2 miles from Knotty Pines
- Higher Education – there are a number of colleges and universities accessible to Red Bud.
- Red Bud Regional Hospital is conveniently located 2 miles from the community at 325 Spring St. Serving the southern Illinois region, it has 25-beds with a connected 115-bed skilled nursing facility offering inpatient and outpatient care; emergency, medical and surgical services; rehabilitation; and diagnostic imaging.
- St. Elizabeth’s Hospital is located 16 miles from the community in Belleville and has maintained a “Gold Seal” of approval.
- Lambert St. Louis International Airport is located 50 miles from the Community along I-70 between I-170 and I-270 in St. Louis County.
- St. Louis Downtown Airport is a public-use airport located in Greater St. Louis, one mile east of the central business district of Cahokia, in St. Clair County. Illinois. It is 35 miles from the community.
- MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is a public use airport co-located on the grounds of Scott Air Force Base. It is located 14 miles east of the central business district of Belleville, in St. Clair County, IL.
- Interstate I-55 is the major interstate
- Highways I59 (Main Street) and IL-3 (Great River Road) are two main highways that run through Red Bud, IL
- Chester Bridge provides a route over the Mississippi River
Randolph County is a beautiful place to live in the French Colonial Country part of the Middle Mississippi River Valley. The family-oriented and inviting culture enhances the wonderful quality of life. Randolph County’s motto is “Where Illinois Began.” The area is within a day’s drive of 65 percent of America’s population. Visit the unique collection of 18th Century French Colonial architecture or enjoy the charming shops and art galleries. Enjoy the recreational rivers and lakes, dine on the fine foods and taste the wines. Randolph County has something to enjoy with your entire family!
- The Pierre Menard Home is located in Ellis Grove, Illinois. It was the home of Pierre Menard, a trader who became the first lieutenant governor of Illinois from 1818 to 1822. The home is an example of upper class French Colonial life in the region.
- Fort Kaskaskia State Park, is a 200-acre park in Ellis Grove, on a bluff top overlooking the Mississippi River. The state preserves the site that George Rogers Clark captured during the Revolutionary War.
- Fort De Chartres is the Mississippi Valley’s premier site for French Colonial reenactments. It is located at 1350 IL Route 155 in Prairie du Rocher. The site consists of 3 forts named “de Chartres” built by the French during the 18th Century.
- World Shooting & Recreational Complex is located in Southern Illinois in the city of Sparta. It was designed for shooters and built for recreation.
- Randolph County State Recreation Area is a 1,100 acre state park with an abundance of outdoor activities including fishing, hiking, picnicking, boating, hunting, and camping. It is located 5 miles northeast of Chester in Randolph County.
- Kaskaskia and Mississippi Rivers, the rivers are pathways for recreational enjoyment, health, conservation and tourism development of the river’s communities including the towns in Randolph County.
St. Louis Area – The Big City Culture
Greater St. Louis is the metropolitan area that completely surrounds and includes the independent city of St. Louis as well as portions of Missouri and Illinois, including Red Bud. St. Louis is located approximately 40 miles northwest of Red Bud, offering Red Bud residents a wealth of attractions within an easy driving distance.
- It is home to one of the nation’s biggest and best city parks, Forest Park, situated on 1,293 sprawling acres.
- Top rated St. Louis Zoo
- The Gateway Arch, at 630 feet above the ground, offers a spectacular panoramic view of the city
- The Municipal Theatre, known as “The Muny”, is the largest outdoor musical theater in the United States that hosts about 6 musicals each year, performing family-friendly musical productions
- Cultural institutions that rank among the country’s finest
- St. Louis has great restaurants, cafes and lively pubs. It has fine dining, intimate neighborhood restaurants, traditional pubs and simple coffee houses.
- Shopping in St. Louis includes everything from small independent shops to large malls with all the trendiest stores.
- Music fans will find everything from blues to rock to hip hop
- St. Louis Art Museum, holds a great collection of fine arts
- The world famous “City Museum” is described as a children’s playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of unique, found objects.
- St Louis/Randolph County area has an abundant amount of golf courses
- St. Louis is a recognized world class sports city, with The Sporting News naming it the nation’s “Best Sports City” in 2000 and the “Best Baseball City” in 2005. We’re home to the NHL’s St. Louis Blues hockey team and the 2011 World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.
If you are looking for a place to live, work, relax and enjoy life and nurture your family, Knotty Pines is the place for you! Call us at (618) 282-6056 to schedule a tour of our community and homes.
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