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Old 07-21-2010, 11:16 AM
 
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Default New Town

Does anyone have any information or opinion on New Town in St. Charles, MO?
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:19 AM
 
Location: St Louis, Missouri
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Here's a little snippet I did awhile back...
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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Great blog post, Carrie. For further reading check out the article the Riverfront Times did on it a few years ago:

Brave New Town - Page 1 - News - St. Louis - Riverfront Times

This quote from the above article...

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Critics contend that the only thing "ground-breaking" about New Town is the churning up of yet more rural farmland for residential housing. What's more, there's nothing "new" or "urban" about it, they say. New Town merely mimics the style and layout of neighborhoods such as Soulard, Lafayette Square and the Central West End, without providing the cultural and ethnic diversity of established urban communities
...sums up my feelings on it.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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Does anyone have any information or opinion on New Town in St. Charles, MO?

It's a poor attempt at imitating a dense urban lifestyle with all white people.


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Old 07-21-2010, 02:46 PM
 
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Google westhaven franklin tn for the nashville version of newtown. I think you will find westhaven is way better than newtown. I have visited and it just blows me away....with the quality they offer versus newtown. The picture on the website homepage is the what the entire development looks like. I think newtown in st charles is depressing with typical st louis mediocre construction. I know someone will attack me for my last comment, but it is true.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Lets be honest, most families aren't interested in moving to Lafayette Square/CWE/etc for whatever reason--schools, crime issues, whatever. This set up is a heck of a lot better than a lot of the other new homes built out that way.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Google westhaven franklin tn for the nashville version of newtown. I think you will find westhaven is way better than newtown. I have visited and it just blows me away....with the quality they offer versus newtown. The picture on the website homepage is the what the entire development looks like. I think newtown in st charles is depressing with typical st louis mediocre construction. I know someone will attack me for my last comment, but it is true.
The homepage shows brick homes. If you look at what's available, it looks like there's plenty of vinyl siding options available....I assume this is what you mean by typical St Louis mediocre construction. I prefer brick myself.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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No vinyl in westhaven. It is not allowed. They do use Hardie board cement siding plus lots of brick. The landscaping is fabulous. The Hoa is $150 per month and includes yard upkeep, cable tv and cable high speed internet. I pay almost that much for just the cable tv and internet. This place looks first class and there are lots of community amminities with large grocery store within walking distance
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Whatever it is, it still looks a heck of a lot like vinyl, which is still so blah. Again, still much better than most of the crap being built.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Its built on a floodplain, need I say more?
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