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Old 05-15-2008, 10:08 AM
 
Location: St Louis, Missouri
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I have read thru a lot of posts on this forum and have read a lot of about CWE and the Loop, U City, South City, Dowtown but havent read much on the Southy County area!

What are you opinions on the South County area??? The Good, Bad and Ugly!!!!

South County-Oakville, Mehlville, Lemay, Affton, Crestwood, Sunset Hills, Kirkwood, Bella Villa, St George, Webster Groves, Green Park, Fenton!
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Old 05-15-2008, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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How are Kirkwood and Webster Groves south county?

Other than that my opinion is pretty simple. Well-priced, solid schools and low crime rates make this area attractive for many first-time homebuyers. However, this area is less diverse than nearly every other in the St. Louis metro and is about as cookie-cutter as you can get. I'd say Jefferson County is worse about both of those though.

I'd never necessarily steer anyone away from the area and I understand why it makes sense for some, but I probably wouldn't choose to live there.
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: St Louis, Missouri
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What do you mean by Less Diverse???
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Old 05-16-2008, 10:37 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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I mean not at all diverse. Not even a little bit.

Oakville: 97.1% white, 1% Hispanic, .6% two or more races
Mehlville: 94% white, 1.8% black, 1.4% Hispanic, 1.1% two or more races
Lemay: 95.4% white, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, .7% American Indian, .7% other
Affton: 96% white, 1.1% Two or more races, 1% Hispanic
Crestwood: 95.7% white, 1% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, .7% black, .6% American Indian
Sunset Hills: 95.7% white, 1.1% black, .9% Hispanic, .8% two or more races
Bella Villa: 97.4% white, 1.5% Hispanic, .7% two or more races
St. George: 98.1% white, .8% Hispanic, Two or more races .6%
Green Park: 97.3% white, 1.2% Hispanic, .7% two or more races, .5% other races
Fenton: 97.4% white, .8% Hispanic

You can't get less diverse than that.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I think South County is alright.

It's not a place I'm dying to live in, but if it fits someone's needs I won't steer them away from it.
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Old 05-16-2008, 12:19 PM
 
Location: St Louis, Missouri
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I mean not at all diverse. Not even a little bit.

Oakville: 97.1% white, 1% Hispanic, .6% two or more races
Mehlville: 94% white, 1.8% black, 1.4% Hispanic, 1.1% two or more races
Lemay: 95.4% white, 2% Hispanic, 1% black, .7% American Indian, .7% other
Affton: 96% white, 1.1% Two or more races, 1% Hispanic
Crestwood: 95.7% white, 1% Hispanic, 1% Two or more races, .7% black, .6% American Indian
Sunset Hills: 95.7% white, 1.1% black, .9% Hispanic, .8% two or more races
Bella Villa: 97.4% white, 1.5% Hispanic, .7% two or more races
St. George: 98.1% white, .8% Hispanic, Two or more races .6%
Green Park: 97.3% white, 1.2% Hispanic, .7% two or more races, .5% other races
Fenton: 97.4% white, .8% Hispanic

You can't get less diverse than that.
I live in Lemay and I know there are a lot more Blacks, Hispanics and other races out here then what they are showing! Same as Affton, I used to work in Affton and had lots of friends out there! Not South Counties fault that that its not more diverse...noone is stopping more of the other races to move out here!
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Old 05-16-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Well you can argue about statistical data all you want to, but that doesn't make them any less accurate.

And I'm not sure how long you've been paying attention, but there are numerous historical reasons why there are nearly no blacks in South County.

I wish I had a copy of the episode, but in the 90s dateline did this undercover report on racism and put a black guy in South County to try and get a job and he's walking down the street and a guy screams out his car window "Little far south aren't ya?"

This is indicative of opinions and feelings I have seen from South County as well.

For you to look at the numbers I posted and to say or suggest that there is less then 1% blacks in most of the cities in South County because blacks just don't feel like moving there is naive.
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Old 05-17-2008, 07:35 PM
 
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I live in Oakville. It's a nice enough area, but it gets really old. There is really nothing to do around here. There are no good resturaunts or shops, everything is just very suburban. South County over all is very dull, not a whole lot happens. And Kirkwood/Webster Groves are definitely not South County. Those two communities are actually interesting and offer things to do for their residents/visitors.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:03 AM
 
Location: St Louis, Missouri
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I really cant believe how much you people dislike South County! Is it the fact that there is no Crime there that makes it so boring and dull? Come on, I am a Parent and I see nothing wrong with South County, I like the fact there isnt much crime...makes me feel safer raising my children here! Why would you WANT to live somewhere with a lot of CRIME and MURDERS...isnt that kind of Crazy...is that what you call exciting!
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:05 AM
 
Location: St Louis, Missouri
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Well you can argue about statistical data all you want to, but that doesn't make them any less accurate.

And I'm not sure how long you've been paying attention, but there are numerous historical reasons why there are nearly no blacks in South County.

I wish I had a copy of the episode, but in the 90s dateline did this undercover report on racism and put a black guy in South County to try and get a job and he's walking down the street and a guy screams out his car window "Little far south aren't ya?"

This is indicative of opinions and feelings I have seen from South County as well.

For you to look at the numbers I posted and to say or suggest that there is less then 1% blacks in most of the cities in South County because blacks just don't feel like moving there is naive.
Dont put down all of South County just because ONE person screamed out the window at a Black Guy! Give me a Break! Im not naive, I have lived here my whole life and know there is a lot more then 1% black people and hispanics who live in the South County!

Im sorry I asked anyones opinion on South County because your Ignorance towards my home area is pissing me off! I can see why noone on this board is from South County, or very few I should say because you make them feel like they are racist because of ONE guy and because THEY dont want to live over here...or so you say they dont even though I can look out my door and see hispanics and blacks walking up and down my street...but YOUR right there arent many in South County RIGHT!
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