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Old 02-12-2011, 06:37 PM
 
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Default Moving to chippewa st

I am new to town and I have been looking at a couple of apts and this apt on Chippewa St caught my eye. Before I make a big decision I was wondering of anybody know what kind of neighborhood it is, is it safe to raise a young child in, what kind of people stay there is there diverse group of people? Thank you.
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Old 02-12-2011, 10:42 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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I am new to town and I have been looking at a couple of apts and this apt on Chippewa St caught my eye. Before I make a big decision I was wondering of anybody know what kind of neighborhood it is, is it safe to raise a young child in, what kind of people stay there is there diverse group of people? Thank you.
Chippewa is a long street...it runs from east of Broadway near the Mississippi River all the way west to the city limits. Along this stretch, there's a lot of variance in the neighborhoods. What hundred block are you are talking about?
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:07 PM
 
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Its the 3600 block area code 63116. Also is that the north or southside of st. louis?
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:16 PM
 
Location: St. Ann, MO
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I wouldn't consider that part of Chippewa anything fantastic, but i don't think you'll be dealing with shootings on a daily basis also. If you could get yourself a little further West i think that'd do you well, maybe around the Hampton area (i know i like Chippewa around that area).

And Chippewa goes East to West along the city's Southside for future reference.

PS, what age range is your kid in, would you be planning on sending him/her to public schooling or private? Good luck in the house hunt, keep asking questions and we'll keep you posted.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:35 PM
 
Location: South St Louis
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Its the 3600 block area code 63116. Also is that the north or southside of st. louis?
The section of Chippewa you're talking about is just west of Grand. This is the very southeastern portion of the Tower Grove South neighborhood. Plusses of the area: it's on major bus routes, near major grocery stores, a fairly diverse area, close to South Grand's wide variety of restaurants, and not far from I-44. Minuses are: A pretty busy part of town, litter can be a problem, and crime is sometimes an issue.
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Old 02-12-2011, 11:37 PM
 
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Thanks for the info, my son is 2 so he hasnt started school yet.
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:48 PM
 
Location: St. Ann, MO
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I actually didn't think it was that close to the Tower Grove South area, but after looking at a few more street view images i did see that a couple blocks further north things start looking better (more non chain restaurants, shopping, etc....When you're right there at the 3600 block of Chippewa and Grand it looks more like payday loans, pawn shops, and "yet to be revitalized" store fronts....The south grand area is pretty desirable, especially up closer towards tower grove park. I'm not sure what your price range is, and what going rates are in that area, but it might be worth looking into.

and as mentioned, if staying around Chippewa is important, the areas further West are pretty cool, but i'm sure prices will go up a little as you move in that direction. What type of stuff are you looking for in housing? Amenities, restaurants, grocers, shopping, bars, night clubs, costs, etc...it might help the members of the board find something that really fits your desires...not that we're trying to be intrusive or controller, just good to help a person who is unfamiliar with the area
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Old 02-13-2011, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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I'm in this area daily. I personally wouldn't like being right on Chippewa, not because it's dangerous, but because my front step would be a very busy street.
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Old 02-15-2011, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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When you're right there at the 3600 block of Chippewa and Grand it looks more like payday loans, pawn shops, and "yet to be revitalized" store fronts....
Uh, yeah. If you are at the corner of Chippewa and Grand and head south on Grand, by the time you reach the gas station on your left, just pass the recently boarded up Arby's restaurant and the long ago boarded up Burger King and more or less accross the street from Merb's candy you will find some young men hanging out on a couple of corners who are there most of the day and, I assume, night, who seem to take a keen interest in cars who happen to drive by. Not necessarily threatening, but perhaps eager to help those who might be in the area looking for something. You will also often find some young and not so young ladies walking up and down the block, who also seem to take a keen interest in cars driving by.

It appears to be primarily rental properties in that immediate area south of Chippewa and west of Grand, between Chippewa and Meremac.

Not saying it is an extremely violent area, but there is an element there that would certainly concern me.

Things seem to get better further west on Chippewa and further south on Grand and also further north, closer to tower grove park and nearer the revitalized area of south grand, as others have pointed out.
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Old 02-15-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: St. Louis City
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They boarded up the Arbys? that area has really been dealt so many blows. Not saying fast food is the 'be all' ... but the McDonalds closed, the BK closed, and now the Arbys? I sincerely hope the city does something soon to clean up that area, especially since there has been so much revitilization north of Gravois -- and they are trying to bill this Grand / Gravois business district.
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