The City of Shrewsbury is an attractive suburban residential community with an economic base represented by a mixture of commercial enterprises, numerous small specialty shops, support services and a few industrial enterprises.
It is also a full service community with police, fire and ems services within the boundaries of the city limits. The Fire Department sponsors fire prevention and safety programs including blood pressure testing, providing and installing free smoke detectors. The Police Department offers public community service programs including the Building Check Program, in which police check the security of a building and leave a notice advising the owner regarding their findings, the S.N.A.P. Program (Safe Neighborhood Active Patrol), in which the police leave a notice advising that they patrolled the neighborhood, Child Identification, the DARE drug program, and Neighborhood Watch.
Additionally, the City offers and services a recreation center, aquatic center, and 50 acres of park land nestled among beautiful residential areas throughout the City.
Residents are within a short commuting distance of the numerous hospitals located in the St. Louis metropolitan area including the highly regarded Barnes Jewish Hospital complex of Washington University and Saint Louis University Hospital, both of which are located in the City of St. Louis and are known for their fine medical schools and quality of research.