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Old 01-24-2017, 05:33 PM
 
Location: KC suburb
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This is whats wrong with St. Charles County - too many gun nuts.
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Old 01-24-2017, 08:20 PM
 
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This is whats wrong with St. Charles County - too many gun nuts.
What's wrong with that? St. Louis county also has a lot of gun shops and gun ranges as well. I miss that part about living there. Some nice indoor ranges and a lot of gun shops to choose from.
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Old 01-25-2017, 05:08 AM
 
Location: KC suburb
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What's wrong with that? St. Louis county also has a lot of gun shops and gun ranges as well. I miss that part about living there. Some nice indoor ranges and a lot of gun shops to choose from.
I'm just funnin' ya. Personally, I choose to avoid them, but I kind of get that most people like guns. It is a little odd, though, how the thread devolved into a gun rights debate, right?
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Old 01-25-2017, 05:09 PM
 
Location: St Charles MO
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I'm one of those who used to put down St Charles, and I never thought I'd live here. But 2 years in, I am loving it!

I know a lot of people move here because they want to raise a family. That's the stereotype. But my husband and I are in our 40s, have no kids, enjoy culture/concerts/restaurants etc, and somehow this has worked out perfectly for us.

We live right near the beautiful Katy Trail so we can walk our dogs there. We're also minutes from Streets of St. Charles, a newer development with movie theater/restaurants, and historic Main Street, a lovely old area with more restaurants, fun events & unique retail shops.

I'm not a big fan of the newer housing in St. Charles but there are plenty of nice pockets with older houses and more character. I have a 70s ranch on a 1/2 acre backing to woods. I also help people find unique properties as a realtor so I've seen some incredible homes out here. Definitely not soulless and bland.

St. Charles has excellent libraries, low crime, clean streets, tons of walking trails & green space, numerous dog parks, 2 farmers markets, plentiful "big box" retail, good thrift stores & antiquing, 2 large concert venues, good schools/colleges/continuing ed, a rich history dating to the 1700s, and one of the best river views in the St. Louis area. (I wish the soil was better for gardening but I can roll with it!)

Of course, if you want an urban, walkable, "hip" neighborhood, St. Charles is probably not for you. But for me, it has been wonderful. I drive all over St. Louis for work so living off the 364 corridor could not be more convenient. I can be nearly anywhere in St. Louis city or county in less than 30 minutes. And when I get back home, it's so peaceful! We even have bluebirds at our bird feeders

So I say thumbs up for St. Chuck!

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Old 01-29-2017, 07:40 PM
 
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Absolutely!!!! STC is AWESOME!!! So is South and the vast majority of West STL County!!
I lived in Oakville for a decade and loved it, worked with people (other transplants) that lived in St. Louis City and bitched about their cars/houses/property being damaged or broken into...well DUHHHH...
Carlos is right (and as CEO of your beer maker, he must be right).
The BEST of St. Charles County lies in New Town, a decade ago we were the smartest relocators in the area, a shining, new clean community away from the crime (STL City), the stagnation and lameness (North STL County), the invalid self-absorbed snottiness and pretentiousness from old money trust babies (West STL County), and the safety but strange vibes (STL South County).
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