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Old 10-31-2007, 02:45 PM
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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I know some people really prefer new construction, and in some ways i see their point (no worries about the Ac or the water heater etc) but I must say I am partial to older construction for a couple of reasons.
The older stuff that's been renovated usually still maintains some of that vintage charm like molding.
Also I find that more often than not if you're looking at new construction its going to be in a "transitional" or new neighborhood. The older ones that have been well-maintained for years are typically in more established, traditionally good neighborhoods.
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Old 10-31-2007, 09:16 PM
Location: Ricmond Heights, MO
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Yeah, I'm torn. I used to feel the same way as you and wouldn't consider new construction. I love the older neighborhoods with character. However, when I moved to Seattle I bought a brand new condo. I've gotten pretty spoiled with it. I only plan to be in the house for a few years, and I'll probably be pretty busy while I'm there. As a result, I might try to go the route of new construction to save my Saturdays.

I won't limit myself to looking for new construction, though. If I can find an older in good condition, I'll look at that too.
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Old 10-21-2010, 01:13 PM
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can anyone help im looking to move to edwardsville, il in may 2011. can u tell me about the school dist i have 3 children 11 9 and 3 or any nearby town close to SIUE. thanks
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Old 10-25-2010, 10:01 AM
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The schools are excellent, and one of the reasons people move to Edwardsvile. Glen Carbon, too. The tradeoff is killer property taxes.
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:17 PM
Location: Illinois
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Check out the Illionis School Report Card site for good information. I have a 13 and 11 year-old, and have had them in the school district for 7 1/2 years. Just had my parent-teacher conference for my 13 year-old and was reminded once again why I love our schools! Great schools and very involved parents and teachers! Here is the report card link: Illinois Interactive Report Card. Good luck!
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