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Old 01-25-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Still in the same spot...
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My girlfriend and I really want to get an apartment this summer. Our combined income is about $1000 a month. Is finding a place to live realistic at all, considering all the other costs involved? (food, car, etc) I've seen apartments listed for around $450 a month, but haven't looked that hard, and don't really know where to look in the first place.
If you haven't already done so, I would go to the St. Joseph News-Press website at stjoenews.net | St. Joseph, MO and click on "Classifieds." Right now there are 28 ads for unfinished apartments. I wonder if StJoeFanatic or MoNative34 or anyone else might know anything about the Broadmoor Apartments at 3601 Gene Field Road. They're next to I-29 near Woodbine Road, so that's a pretty good area. Would they be too expensive? There's also the Chatsworth Apartments at 1521 South 38th Street, close to where the Belt Highway intersects with Highway 36. Chatsworth Apartments, with 1 bedrooms for $475/month and 2 bedrooms for $525/month. But pets are forbidden.

Hopefully this info will help get you started. There could be some apartments closer to the downtown area and the Missouri River, too.
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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I think you can probably make it on $1000 a month but I wouldn't spend more than $450 on the apartment. You'll still have utils to pay- probably about $100. I don't think you'll be able to afford cab;e and internet. Groceries at a minimum (if you ever want fresh meat and veggies) will run you at least $40 a week, so $160/month.

You say you have a car- I assume you just have to pay for gas and insurance, not actual car payments? Do you each have a car? If so you could be looking at over $300 a month in gas and insurance costs.
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Old 01-29-2008, 12:16 AM
 
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My girlfriend and I really want to get an apartment this summer. Our combined income is about $1000 a month. Is finding a place to live realistic at all, considering all the other costs involved? (food, car, etc) I've seen apartments listed for around $450 a month, but haven't looked that hard, and don't really know where to look in the first place.
Well, if you could survive on that income anywhere it would probably be in St. Joseph. I've known people that rented two bedrooms up there in the 300.00 range. I can't help but wonder why you're confined to this income level though. Both of you working just part time should be able to pull in more than that. Even in St. Joe, where the majority of jobs aren't on par pay wise with someplace like KC, this is easily achievable.
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Old 02-06-2008, 08:02 AM
 
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Broadmoor Apartments are lower income apts and I think even goverment subsidized. Not that that is bad but I didn't like the looks of them. Really run down and dirty. That was 3 years ago, maybe that changed?

I think opinions really vary on who the person is tho because another poster mention that 2 of the food 4 less stores were good. LOL I thought they were all bad so as you can see opinions are going to vary and what one person thinks is nice, another may think it's bad.

I will say that 10 years ago, I was low income and I found a really nice apt (duplex) for rent for only $275 but that was 10 years ago and not sure if it's even possible now.

I assume you are living with someone now? If so, is there any way to remain with them, save up some money, try to increase your income and then move out? You would hate to move out now and a few months down the road realize you just can't make it on $1000 a month. That's really not alot of money, even in St. Joseph

Good luck to you!
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Old 02-06-2008, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Madison, WI Metro Area
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How much snow did you guys receive in St. Joseph from the storm last night?
I heard it was fairly bad up there.
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Old 02-11-2008, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Still in the same spot...
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How much snow did you guys receive in St. Joseph from the storm last night?
I heard it was fairly bad up there.
After the fact--sorry!--but I think I read in the online version of the St. Joe News-Press paper that it received 9 inches in the latest big storm!
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Old 03-04-2008, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Cape Girardeau
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I used to live in St. Joe; I worked at the office with all the Orthopods; all are very good with excellent bedside manners and office staff is wonderful.

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I really, really, really, REALLY miss the HyVee in St. Joe...that's the best thing that happened to that place while we lived there (followed by the North Shoppes). Before HyVee came along, the best options were Wal-Hell or Food4ThoseThatDon'tLikeCleanStores.

As for docs...we were very lucky to have found Dr. Ed Kammerer...but I'm pretty sure he's full. I shadowed with him, and know many of his partners to be very good physicians. He's with Specialists of Internal Medicine.

As for Orthopods, my wife worked as an OR nurse while we lived there. I'd probably go with Brett Miller...

God Forbid you ever need it, but Dr.'s Weigand and Rangenini at St. Joseph Oncology are EXCELLENT, as is their newest partner.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:51 PM
 
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hello, i lived in st.joe missouri most of my 55 yrs. its a great place, never had any problems really, i used the rogers pharmacy, its just about the best. the store was food for less, also walmart when i wanted to be there all day,lol. i miss st.joe, im living in savannah missouri now, but were trying to find a nice 2 bedroom house, no steps, fence yard for 2 small dogs, they arre house broken too. nice neighbor hood as well. if anyone knows of anyone having a nice house, id sure love for them to email us, we would put a small deposit ofr the dogs as well. email at [email]precioustaylor@stjoelive.com[/email] good luck to all you folks here with your stay if you move here, its great.!!!!
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