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Old 11-25-2019, 01:40 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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We have to decide on which of two offers we want to accept. One is in
Bridgeton and the other New London. We are a homeschooling family of six and will be looking to purchase a home on land around 250k after we rent maybe six months or so. We will be looking for a church and active homeschool community. Our kids are 4-16 with teens that will also be working part time jobs. Any opinion of which area would be better for a family like ours?
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Old 11-25-2019, 03:57 PM
 
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We have to decide on which of two offers we want to accept. One is in
Bridgeton and the other New London. We are a homeschooling family of six and will be looking to purchase a home on land around 250k after we rent maybe six months or so. We will be looking for a church and active homeschool community. Our kids are 4-16 with teens that will also be working part time jobs. Any opinion of which area would be better for a family like ours?
Are you talking about New London, MO or the much more better known one in Connecticut?
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:05 PM
 
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Old 11-25-2019, 04:42 PM
 
Location: STL area
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I'm not super familiar with homeschooling but the St. Louis area has plenty of resources from what I do know. That's going to be harder in the smaller town. Also more options of different types of churches. I'm just not sure you can get land for that price in a reasonable commute. A house, yes. Land? IDK. Obviously the land will be much cheaper in New London (I had to look up where that even is honestly).
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Old 11-25-2019, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Is the Bridgeton landfill something to be worried over?
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Old 11-25-2019, 10:10 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Is the Bridgeton landfill something to be worried over?
I wouldn't live near it.

Those are the choices seriously? I'm a big fan of the STL metro but, IMHO, New London is in a really nice area of the state if you are more small town/rural oriented.

More stuff in the metro though. I just don't know what your preferences are sounds like you have a lot to prioritize.
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Old 11-26-2019, 09:13 AM
 
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I wouldn’t live near the landfill either but working in Bridgeton doesn’t mean you need to live there. There are plenty of options in decent commute times. In fact, to get land like you want you won’t be in Bridgeton. Likely St. Charles county or farther north in STL county. I wouldn’t go to North County if you needed public schools but in your case you might find something.
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Old 11-26-2019, 09:43 AM
 
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Yes those are the two options we are being offered. Leaning towards Bridgeton because we do have kids that enjoy activities and regular access to shopping etc. Anywhere in particular you would recommend looking for homes with a few acres?
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:07 AM
 
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Maybe I'm stereotyping, but homeschooling, church and building a house on cheap land all sound like St. Charles County to me. Maybe toward New Melle, but St Chuck isn't really my bailiwick.
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:48 AM
 
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Yes those are the two options we are being offered. Leaning towards Bridgeton because we do have kids that enjoy activities and regular access to shopping etc. Anywhere in particular you would recommend looking for homes with a few acres?
You do realize Bridgeton is a suburb of St. Louis, a metropolis of almost 3 million people. Just because you work in Bridgeton doesn't mean you have to live there.
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