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View Poll Results: Favorite STL suburb
Jennings 0 0%
Belleville 0 0%
East St.Louis 0 0%
University City 11 26.83%
Clayton 8 19.51%
Ladue 0 0%
Kirkwood 3 7.32%
St.Charles 2 4.88%
St.Peters 1 2.44%
Eureka 1 2.44%
Chesterfield 4 9.76%
Arnold 0 0%
Richmond Heights 0 0%
Maplewood 2 4.88%
Hazelwood 0 0%
Florissant 1 2.44%
Spanish Lake 0 0%
Maryland Heights 1 2.44%
Ballwin 0 0%
Manchester 1 2.44%
Edwardsville 2 4.88%
Olivette 0 0%
Creve Ceour 1 2.44%
O'fallon 0 0%
Hilsboro 0 0%
Bridgeton 0 0%
St.Ann 0 0%
Belfountaine Neighbours 0 0%
Sunset Hills 0 0%
Rock Hill 0 0%
Des Peres 1 2.44%
Bridgeton 0 0%
Frotenac 1 2.44%
Black Jack 1 2.44%
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Old 08-09-2012, 06:54 AM
 
Location: STL
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Any of the historic streetcar suburbs that actually have character. (Clayton, U-City, Webster Groves, etc..)
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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U.City, no doubt about it. Clayton, Maplewood, Webster Groves, and Kirkwood would round out the top 5.
Not to be wildly unimaginative, but these are my favorites as well -- same order even!
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:11 AM
 
Location: St Louis County (63117)
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Brentwood is also not on the list even though all of its bordering neighbors are... but I actually voted for U-City instead!
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:49 AM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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No love for Eureka or O'Fallon?

I wonder if the ratio of those who vote for the inner burbs is proportional to age, and no kids. I am thinking older and with kids are going to opt for the outer burbs. This goes not only for St. Louis, but really most cities.
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:56 AM
 
Location: rural North Carolina
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Webster Groves, U-City, Ladue
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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No love for Eureka or O'Fallon?

I wonder if the ratio of those who vote for the inner burbs is proportional to age, and no kids. I am thinking older and with kids are going to opt for the outer burbs. This goes not only for St. Louis, but really most cities.
I like Eureka, but not O'Fallon. Nothing in St. Charles County is appealing to me except Main Street St. Charles. I also like Wildwood because it's naturally beautiful. That's why West County wins over St. Charles County. More naturally beautiful, and not as many vinyl box houses.

But anyways, I voted for Clayton, but I like Mid-County in general.
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Old 08-09-2012, 11:47 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Pasadena Hills is actually super pretty and overlooked as well (and not on the list). You'd be AMAZED how gorgeous Pasadena Hills is if you haven't been there!
My grandparents lived there from the 30's to the late 80's. Got a chance to get up there last weekend for the 1st time since the 80's and I can see that it has really bounced back. The houses were starting to look a bit rough back then but everything looks fantastic again and I am glad to see that. The surrounding areas are sketchy so it's a true diamond in the rough.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:26 PM
 
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You get a pretty interesting demographic profile of City-Data users just based on this poll's breakdown.

I love Chesterfield, and that was my vote (though apparently outnumbered). Frankly, I don't really consider U-City or even Clayton suburbs even though they are technically not part of the city itself. They are a lot more urban than your usual middle American suburb. You might like them (I don't), but the reality is that you like them for their urban appeal.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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^But if they're not within the city limits then they are, by definition, suburbs. Yes, their urbanity might indeed be what someone likes about them, but that's kind of beside the point. They are suburbs. In fact, they're more along the lines of what suburbs used to be thought of before the exurbs became more popular.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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This is hard! I'd go with Webster Groves, Maplewood, and Brentwood as my top 3. Yes, we're DINKs, but my husband pretty much declared we were never moving outside the 63119 zip code so long as we stayed in STL. I think it has more to do with where we grew up than our age/kids situation - my husband grew up in an inner-ring suburb of Buffalo and loved it, and I grew up in the exurbs of Chicago and hated it.
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