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Old 09-04-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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Please tell me about living in Webster Groves? I am looking for a nice apartment without all the unnecessary (to me) amenities but in a walkable neighborhood. A place with sidewalks and perhaps nearby stores (grocery, pharmacy, etc.), parks. Beyond that, what is the city like? Government? Culture (places to visit, things to see and do, nice restaurants, etc.)

Both the positive and the negative about Webster Groves will help me decide. Some have told me it is an expensive city to live in. Others say not. Thank you.
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Old 09-04-2017, 02:58 PM
 
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It is on the more expensive side for the metro area, but the northern part tends to be cheaper than the more central or southern part. We used to live in the area and I thought it was great--we just got priced out when looking for a bigger house. How walkable it is really depends on where you live in the town. There is some bus service, which helps.

The restaurant scene is pretty solid. Olive & Oak is one of the best restaurants in STL (and has prices that reflect that). Then you've got nicer but not quite so much money places like Robust Wine Bar, Milagro for upscale Mexican, Deweys for family friendly pizza (though I'm not the biggest fan...), Llywelyns for solid bar food, Cyrano's for yummy desserts (I think they have regular food but I always go there for desserts), Highway 61 for cajun/creole.

In terms of things to do, there are some events throughout the year that are pretty solid. They have a good Independence Day celebration. The Art & Air fair is fun and pretty well attended. I've been to the Jazz & Blues festival once and enjoyed it. There used to be live music all the time in the summer but I'm not sure that's still happening. The Repertory Theatre is in Webster Groves on Webster University's campus. Though I don't live there anymore, it seems like the local govt does a better job with historic preservation than some of the nearby munis and I do appreciate that.
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Old 09-04-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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It is on the more expensive side for the metro area, but the northern part tends to be cheaper than the more central or southern part. We used to live in the area and I thought it was great--we just got priced out when looking for a bigger house. How walkable it is really depends on where you live in the town. There is some bus service, which helps.

The restaurant scene is pretty solid. Olive & Oak is one of the best restaurants in STL (and has prices that reflect that). Then you've got nicer but not quite so much money places like Robust Wine Bar, Milagro for upscale Mexican, Deweys for family friendly pizza (though I'm not the biggest fan...), Llywelyns for solid bar food, Cyrano's for yummy desserts (I think they have regular food but I always go there for desserts), Highway 61 for cajun/creole.

In terms of things to do, there are some events throughout the year that are pretty solid. They have a good Independence Day celebration. The Art & Air fair is fun and pretty well attended. I've been to the Jazz & Blues festival once and enjoyed it. There used to be live music all the time in the summer but I'm not sure that's still happening. The Repertory Theatre is in Webster Groves on Webster University's campus. Though I don't live there anymore, it seems like the local govt does a better job with historic preservation than some of the nearby munis and I do appreciate that.
There is a Llewelyn's in Webster Grove? Hmmmm. Thank you for all that. I appreciate it. Hazel
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:19 AM
 
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Webster is a great area....very walkable as this is a historic city. Restaurants vary in style & price just depends what you are seeking. I've often said that Webster is the only city in St.Louis I would want to live in & Kirkwood is close second.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:27 AM
 
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Thank you Oneslip. I will keep it on my list.
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