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Old 02-21-2012, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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Yeah that's not a neighborhood, but Michigan the street runs N/S through some mostly sketchy neighborhoods -- we'd have to know more to say for sure!
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:33 AM
 
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I've never heard of that neighborhood.... Where is it?

My bad, the CL post says the house is on Michigan Ave. I guess that could span several different neighborhoods eh?
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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Is it this one? (just a guess!)

Very Cool 2 bedroom house + (http://stlouis.craigslist.org/apa/2861406565.html - broken link)

If so, it's not a terrible neighborhood, but anything that far south will definitely add time to your commute.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:53 AM
 
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That's the one!

In general are there any areas of high crime to definitely stay away from?
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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For the sake of brevity, I'll wildly generalize. You'll want something in South City, not North City. Exceptions to the South City is safe rule include the neighborhoods of Gravois Park, Tower Grove East (particularly east of Compton and right around Roosevelt High School) and Benton Park West.

For the sake of your commute, the closer to the highway the better.
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:15 AM
 
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For the sake of brevity, I'll wildly generalize. You'll want something in South City, not North City. Exceptions to the South City is safe rule include the neighborhoods of Gravois Park, Tower Grove East (particularly east of Compton and right around Roosevelt High School) and Benton Park West.

For the sake of your commute, the closer to the highway the better.

gotcha! this is very helpful!
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: dirt farm
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Is it this one? (just a guess!)

Very Cool 2 bedroom house + (http://stlouis.craigslist.org/apa/2861406565.html - broken link)

If so, it's not a terrible neighborhood, but anything that far south will definitely add time to your commute.

Aragx, I know you are from the west burbs, so you would know, but is Loughborough and Michigan really within 30 minutes of St. Charles? I may be a commute wimp, but I would definitely try to stay north of there - I would probably try to stay at or north of the imaginary line formed by I-64. South city, outside of maybe Lafayette Square and Souldard (since both are close to I-55) will push your 30 minutes standard to the max and perhaps beyond, I would guess.
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Old 02-21-2012, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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^No that spot would be well outside the 30-minute maximum she initially stated.

But if it's the difference between a place you love with a 35-40 minute commute and a place you're only so-so on that's 30, maybe it's a toss-up for the OP.

If it were me, I'd be looking closely at the Loop, which seems to have the combo of neighborhood feel, cost, and ease of commute that the OP is looking for.

If she wants a house like she can get farther south, I'd definitely look at Dogtown, or even Southampton/North Hampton -- you'll give up a touch of walkability but can probably get into something with a yard.

Edit: Like maybe this place in Dogtown: http://www.padmapper.com/show.php?ty...09728&src=main

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Old 02-21-2012, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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Or if OK with apartment living, maybe this place right near the loop (super walkable!): Westgate 2bd/1bth w/wood deck
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:15 PM
 
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Thanks for the rental links. I was definitely considering contacting the one with the 3 bedroom. A house would suit us much better than an apt but we're willing to look for the best option and defs willing to commute a little more the right home.
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