The name Maryland Heights originated from the area’s first settlers, who came from Maryland. The rolling hills in the northeast section of town reminded them of their home state.
Maryland Heights was incorporated in 1985 and is home to over 27,000 residents and 1,600 businesses, making it a major employment center for the region. The city is an entertainment and hospitality destination, with nearly 3,600 hotel rooms and numerous dining and recreational opportunities. Also, Maryland Heights has recently begun an extensive infrastructure rebuilding program and supports a healthy parks and recreation system.