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Old 04-06-2012, 02:18 PM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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I live in Kirkwood. People are outside all of the time running, cycling, playing tennis and other outdoor activities. I watch them as I sit on my porch engaging in my redneck-type personal behavior.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:27 PM
 
Location: St. Ann, MO
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I live in Kirkwood. People are outside all of the time running, cycling, playing tennis and other outdoor activities. I watch them as I sit on my porch engaging in my redneck-type personal behavior.
They probably don't go sailing behind your house though. And while there are tons of folks around St. Louis who work out, there is a definite "redneck" segment that couldn't care less about exercise, but my guess is you'd find that everywhere...Whether or not their front license plate is a confederate flag or not, may depend on locality.

I have several friends and co-workers who live in StL that work down in St. Louis City...and several others who are pilots and work out of Lambert...so I think you'll find residents there work all over the metro.
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Old 04-06-2012, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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They probably don't go sailing behind your house though. And while there are tons of folks around St. Louis who work out, there is a definite "redneck" segment that couldn't care less about exercise, but my guess is you'd find that everywhere...Whether or not their front license plate is a confederate flag or not, may depend on locality.

I have several friends and co-workers who live in StL that work down in St. Louis City...and several others who are pilots and work out of Lambert...so I think you'll find residents there work all over the metro.
Given that in Missouri you are required to have a front license plate I'm guessing you see very little of that.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:03 PM
 
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I find it more than a little ironic that a run of the mill suburban housing development on a small man made reservoir draws comparisions to the natural beauty of California.

Either California isn't that great or I'm missing something. I have nothing against Lake St. Louis, but I've lived here all my life and I've never met anyone who actually lives there or who gives it a second thought except when passing it by on the highway.
I'm good at reading vibes and that's what I picked up from the freeway. It seemed planned...and manicured...and nice, too. Those developments I mentioned in CA were because they were master planned. I went to grad school with someone from St. Louis (Clayton) and he would give me the low-down on the neighborhoods in the area. He didn't know much about LSL. I'm only asking because it made an impression on me and, as I drove by, I said to myself that, if I had to live in metro STL, I'd want to live in LSL. I also happen to like looking at maps of cities and checking out RE web sites to see what their suburbs look like. For that matter, I find "The Woodlands" north of Houston TX to be interesting, too. Weird hobby, I know.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:04 PM
 
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I live in Kirkwood. People are outside all of the time running, cycling, playing tennis and other outdoor activities. I watch them as I sit on my porch engaging in my redneck-type personal behavior.
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: St. Ann, MO
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Given that in Missouri you are required to have a front license plate I'm guessing you see very little of that.

You would be amazed! In fact, i don't run a front license plate on one of my vehicles, and reluctantly put one back on my daily driver after using only my European vanity plate for quite some time. One of my best friends has a rebel flag in place of a front plate on one of his cars, and if memory serves me correct, another one under his front plate on his truck...but that one might simply be a dodge sign...can't remember...

The car with the rebel flag on front also has a horn that plays dixie. LoL.
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Old 04-06-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Webster Groves, MO
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I live in Kirkwood. People are outside all of the time running, cycling, playing tennis and other outdoor activities. I watch them as I sit on my porch engaging in my redneck-type personal behavior.
Thank you for bringing a smile to my face and a heart laugh from my belly.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I'm good at reading vibes and that's what I picked up from the freeway. It seemed planned...and manicured...and nice, too. Those developments I mentioned in CA were because they were master planned. I went to grad school with someone from St. Louis (Clayton) and he would give me the low-down on the neighborhoods in the area. He didn't know much about LSL. I'm only asking because it made an impression on me and, as I drove by, I said to myself that, if I had to live in metro STL, I'd want to live in LSL. I also happen to like looking at maps of cities and checking out RE web sites to see what their suburbs look like. For that matter, I find "The Woodlands" north of Houston TX to be interesting, too. Weird hobby, I know.
LSL is a nice place, don't get me wrong. I was tweaking the other guy a bit.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Nice. A couple of times a year I go full red-kneck and get my smoker out and smoke ribs in the driveway while enjoying my beverages. It even drives my wife crazy, but she tolerates it.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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They probably don't go sailing behind your house though. And while there are tons of folks around St. Louis who work out, there is a definite "redneck" segment that couldn't care less about exercise, but my guess is you'd find that everywhere...Whether or not their front license plate is a confederate flag or not, may depend on locality.

I have several friends and co-workers who live in StL that work down in St. Louis City...and several others who are pilots and work out of Lambert...so I think you'll find residents there work all over the metro.
St. Louis my have a higher redneck quotient than many cities, but to suggest the only ones in the area working out and doing things outdoors live in a small enclave on a man made lake in St. Charles County is a bit much in my opinion.

Yes, you've got me on the sailing. You do see some hoosiers in john boats on the meramec river as it briefly touches on Kirkwood. Does that count?
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