About This Place
High Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 4,598 in the 2007 estimated census. It was 4,236 at the 2000 census. At 927 feet (283 m) above sea level, High Ridge is the second highest point in Jefferson County, second only to Sun Ridge, north of Hillsboro according to data from the House Springs/Hillsboro 7.5 minute topographic quadrangles. It is also home to Olympic triathlete Sarah Haskins, who competed in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. High Ridge also houses Beaumont Scout Reservation, a property of the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.
High Ridge is located at 38°27′57″N 90°31′39″W / 38.46583°N 90.5275°W / 38.46583; -90.5275 (38.465787, -90.527517). High Ridge is a nine-armed local topographic high capped with the Bushberg Sandstone, and part of the Burlington Escarpment. High point of the ridge is located near the Senior Center just north of High Ridge Boulevard, (old Gravois/Missouri Highway 30.) Flowing off this topographic high are Antire Creek, Rock Creek, Williams Creek, Saline Creek, Sugar Creek, Romaine Creek and lesser streams. It is bounded on one side by the Big River and the other by the Meramec River. The ridge is very cherty, and poor for conventional farming, hence the area became known for fruit trees, strawberries, blackberries and truck farm produce which were sold in St. Louis.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²), all of it land.