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Old 11-21-2017, 10:14 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Of course Wildwood and Chesterfield feel nicer. They are expensive. Ballwin is one of the cheapest areas of West County. That's probably a factor.

Personally, I don't see the value in terms of real estate costs, particularly if you need a mortgage to live there. Frugal folks are better served elsewhere. There is an abundance of good schools and safe areas elsewhere.
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Old 11-27-2017, 10:34 AM
 
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We looked at several houses near Ballwin and decided not to live there. Rt 100 is always congested regardless of the time or day. It can take a while to get on any highway, adding 10-20 mins of commute time. If you like going to the zoo, museums, and restaurants near downtown, I wouldn't recommend living in Ballwin. If you like living near chain restaurants, strip malls, then Ballwin can be a good choice.
You'd go to Zoo and Museum from Ballwin by driving on Manchester Rd all the way to down town?
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis, Missouri Downtown
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You'd go to Zoo and Museum from Ballwin by driving on Manchester Rd all the way to down town?
Manchester doesn't go all the way Downtown. It goes to the city, but not Downtown.
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Old 11-28-2017, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Kansas City MO
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Is Warrenton considered a St. Louis suburb? I could hear a case for Wentzville but Warrenton? My wife who grew up in St. Louis has to be convinced that O'Fallon is a suburb let alone Wentzville or Warrenton.
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Old 11-28-2017, 10:12 AM
 
Location: St. Louis City
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Is Warrenton considered a St. Louis suburb? I could hear a case for Wentzville but Warrenton? My wife who grew up in St. Louis has to be convinced that O'Fallon is a suburb let alone Wentzville or Warrenton.
I would consider all of the above either a suburb or exburb. I have had debates with some who have grew up in the area and I like to ask:



What network television stations did you watch?
What was your most widely ready daily newspaper?
What regional recreational activities did you enjoy?


Likely these were all St. Louis based.


Do you pass through any rural areas for an extended period to get to the next town? Likely, no.


St. Louis has seen dramatic sprawl especially along I-70. At one time O'Fallon may have been a small town but it's growth has been due to it's location and the sprawl of our metro area. The same can now be said for Wentzville which is spreading now north along highway 61. As our employers moved out of downtown and along I-64 our population spread further west. Warrenton, Foristell, Wright City are all experiencing new home growth that they would otherwise not if they were not in the greater St. Louis area.
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Old 11-28-2017, 02:34 PM
 
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I think the south-west towns like Union and Washington are headed that way as well, and further into the future will transition from town to suburb. You know, assuming sprawl continues unabated.
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:39 PM
 
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I think the south-west towns like Union and Washington are headed that way as well, and further into the future will transition from town to suburb. You know, assuming sprawl continues unabated.
Washington is a city in its own right, full service hospital, legit business district and happening downtown that is developing housing as well as bars/restaurants , but I can see it becoming a bigger commuter town.

Stat wise Ballwin probably stacks up pretty good, but if you are talking about high quality housing, schools, parks, location and amenities you can not beat Clayton... if you can afford it.
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:30 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I think the south-west towns like Union and Washington are headed that way as well, and further into the future will transition from town to suburb. You know, assuming sprawl continues unabated.
I don't think there is enough population growth for it to continue as in past decades. I could be wrong, but I just don't see it.
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Old 12-02-2017, 04:35 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Is Warrenton considered a St. Louis suburb? I could hear a case for Wentzville but Warrenton? My wife who grew up in St. Louis has to be convinced that O'Fallon is a suburb let alone Wentzville or Warrenton.
Warrenton is not in my opinion.
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Old 12-02-2017, 07:06 PM
 
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I consider Warrenton a satellite town its well over 50 miles from Downtown St.Louis i don't even consider it an exurb your exurb would definitely be Wentzville Eureka maybe Pacific definitely Arnold anyways the immediate St.Louis metro consist of City of St.Louis St.Louis County St.Charles Franklin Jefferson Monroe St.Clair Madison Counties those counties alone total most of St.Louis's regional population.
Most of Wentzville growth is spill over from O'Fallon which is approaching 90,000 in population Wentzville is already approaching 50,000 maybe over that already.
So the answer will be no Warrenton isn't considered and exurb.
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