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Old 03-30-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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I think it's rated about right. It's a cultured city with a lot of entertainment but lacks too many things to be compared to any city in California, or Chicago, Miami, and east coast cities.
It is unfortunate that St. Louis has such a small downtown for a metro area its size. I was just in Denver which is about the same sized metro area, and its downtown is vast compared to St. Louis's.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I hope St Louis stays that way. Nothing is worse than a city being ruined by poplularity but not the economy to support it. Kind of what Austin has become in the last few years.
Tell me about it.

I've lived in Austin & nearby Round Rock since 1959 and have watched it change from a relatively sleepy college town of 180,000 to being the congested center of an overrun metro area of 1.5 million expats of all kinds.

Some of that is good, some is not so good.

All because national media kept trumpeting what a great place it is.

I wish they had just kept quiet.

Wouldn't know about St.Louie, as I haven't been back there since 1960.
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