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Old 12-12-2008, 06:31 PM
 
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Default Safest place for woman to live.

My wife has to attend clinicals at Barnes Jewish to finish up her degree in Dosimetry. She will be staying by herself alot because I already have a job out of town which I am not leaving. What is the absolute safest place in St. Louis for a single woman to live. She doesn't need the hippest or up and coming or edgiest place in town. Proximity to nightlife is not a concern because she will be too busy with school. She needs a nice clean well lit apartment that is in a good part of town. Please help... I know absolutely nothing about St.Louis.
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Old 12-12-2008, 07:18 PM
 
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Richmond Heights is a nice safe area close to Barnes. I lived here as a single woman for several years, never had a problem
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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What is the absolute safest place in St. Louis for a single woman to live. She doesn't need the hippest or up and coming or edgiest place in town. Proximity to nightlife is not a concern because she will be too busy with school. She needs a nice clean well lit apartment that is in a good part of town. Please help...
I think I know what you mean by "absolute" and i would recommend the clayton area for safety/proximity (neighbors richmond heights) but i think it has big edge on it for overall safety/atmosphere.

you can't go wrong with the burbs along 44/55 but 40/64 could be a problem because of construction and how far out you go but you are looking at a major commute....30-40 min minimum...generally,the further you move out...the safer the area statistically. ..and the higher the rent
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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It's true that the farther out you go the safer you are - Chesterfield, Creve Coeur, Ballwin - very far west and possibly a 45 minute commute. I think Clayton is a good choice also. It's close, upscale, safe - I love it there. Webster Groves and Kirkwood are nice also but they don't have a very large selection of apartments there - Clayton has tons.
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Eastern Missouri
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South County is with in 30 minutes and fairly good, close to shopping, not too far from the city and safe. In that area there is Lemay Ferry rd, which seems to have alot of apartments. There is also south city, in the South Hampton street/Germania area that isn't too bad. However it is along the river deperes, the sewage drain.
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Old 12-15-2008, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Central West End, St. Louis, MO
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Barnes Jewish is in the Central West End which is a very safe neighborhood. Your wife could live basically across the street from Barnes and would not have a commute. The apartments here are full of med students.
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Old 12-16-2008, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Volker, Kansas City, MO
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CWE is a safe city neighborhood, but if the OP is really asking for the absolutely safest place, it wouldn't be CWE, or anywhere urban for that matter. That's just a fact of life.
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Old 12-17-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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If by "safe" you mean no one's going to break in the middle of the night and attack her, or she can walk around alone in the neighborhood, or can get to know friendly neighbors, then I think a ton of city neighborhoods fit the bill. Barnes is on S. Kingshighway. A 10 min. drive straight south and turning right will take you to the Hill (Kingshighway @ Arsenal), Northampton (Kingshighway @ Fyler), Southampton (Kingshighway @ Chippewa) or Princeton Heights (Kingshighway @ Eichelberger). All very safe neighborhoods, and will save her lots of frustration in commute time. Further western neighborhoods like Lindenwood and St. Louis Hills are also great, and have some fabulous, extrememly safe parks if she likes to jog or walk a dog.

If by "safe," however, you mean no one will ever break into her car, or flip her the bird in traffic, then I'm not sure. Mayberry?
(just kiddin'. Seriously, south city. She'll be fine).
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Old 12-17-2008, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Louisville, KY
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The MOST safe neighborhoods are in the suburbs, not the city. That's just a fact. Relatively safe is another story.
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Old 12-18-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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I'd go with Clayton. Violent crime is virtually non-existent there. My perception is that a single female could walk/jog through most parts of Clayton at 3:00 a.m. without much risk of becoming victim. It is 10-15 minutes from Barnes by car. It's also an affluent area with lots of amenities, so if she ever gets a moment to tear herself away from those fascinating text books ;-) she can explore, get a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, and see how all the doctors and lawyers who work/live there kill their time.
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