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Old 12-21-2011, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Corporate Orphan View Post

I remember the Schnucks now. I stayed at McREynolds Hall and it was close to it, I think. I do remember "Nowell's" grocery stores beng nice. Are they still there?
The Schnucks you are thinking of (close to the intersection of Providence and Broadway?) isn't there now. It relocated to the corner of Forum and Stadium.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:05 PM
Location: mid-west
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Originally Posted by cyrano View Post
The only Target has no grocery section-- amazingly, in a town where the spouses of two Wal-Mart heirs control so much of the real estate action, Target has had a devil of a time getting planning and zoning approval to expand. Imagine that.
I didn't realize Wal-Mart had such a big influence in Columbia. DH remembers one Walton being there when we were there in the 70's. I don't remember any. Too bad they have such an influence.

Sounds like at least you are still able to get "good" groceries there. We went to on town that was suppose to be a "foodies" place and the groceries were terrible! I guess all the "foodies" go out!

We have a niece who is in grad school there this semester so we will probably wait and come up when she is there after the holidays to check out the neighborhoods. I am leaning towards being near downtown. DH would like to be out in the country.

Is it easy to meet people when you are no longer a student since we won't know anyone there if we move?

BTW Someone questioned the bad quality of St Louis air. St Louis has some of the worst air in the country. On a scale of 1 to 100 where 100 is the best, St Louis is rated about a 15. I think Columbia was 60.
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Old 01-13-2012, 02:29 PM
Location: Oakland, California
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As a recent retiree, I am considering relocation to Columbia. I would appreciate information regarding the most desirable (clean, safe, quiet), yet affordable neighborhoods for apartment rentals within the city limits or very close-in suburbs, far enough away from student-dominated areas. Criteria are proximity to shopping and other frequently-necessary services, near reliable public transit. Prefer older, well-maintained buildings. Price range: approx. $600-900/mo. for a studio or one-bedroom apt., though am somewhat flexible. I am very progressive, physically active, follow a green, vegan and animal-friendly lifestyle. Please advise if locating such a place is feasible these days. Any additional information about living in Columbia is also welcome.

Ron in Oakland, CA
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