Fairmont City takes pride in calling itself the city of good neighbors; we strive to create an outstanding way of life for our community. This is done by providing a well-protected community for our citizens to thrive in a place of history, culture and future expansion.
Fairmont City is a classic example of immigration’s impact on the United States. At it’s prime, Fairmont was a bright spot of the Midwest. Fairmont City was home to an American Zinc smelting plant. While dangerous, this plant provided much needed income to immigrants. It truly was an American melting pot; the small population of Fairmont city was made up of many immigrants from all across Europe coming here for the promise of work and fullfilling the American Dream.
In the 1990s our Hispanic population doubled, and we now have the highest percentage of Hispanics in the entire St. Louis Metropolitan area, with 55% of our population having Hispanic descent. Along with this comes all the greatness of Hispanic culture, including some of the best Mexican food in the entire Midwestern United States.
Only about 5 minutes from the world-famous Gateway Arch of St. Louis, sunsets in Fairmont City often provide picturesque views of the arch and St. Louis skyline. Collinsville Road, once known as the National Road, runs the length of the village. Along this route there is an accumulation of vintage roadside Americana advertising signage that is unsurpassed in the area, including “Venture”, and “The Night Spot”. Collinsville Road supports, among other things, a NASCAR track, a gambling casino, a live horse racing track, and Cahokia Mounds. National City, a former company town to the east of Fairmont City, dissolved in 1997 and was annexed by Fairmont City.
Fairmont is an outstanding place to live with a lot to offer. There are many perks to being a resident in the City of Good Neighbors.
Fairmony City has a total area of 6.59 square miles, of which 6.20 square miles (94%) is land.
Born and raised in this great city, long time Fairmont City resident Michael Suarez became Mayor in 2017. Since then, the former Village Trustee has led Fairmont City in the right direction. This role has been instilled in Mike’s DNA. His father, Charlie “Tuna” Suarez served as Fairmont City mayor in the 80s and 90s. Great leadership runs in the family. As such, Mike is dedicated to Fairmont City, continuing to improve our small but mighty true American town, to the best of his ability.