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Old 08-20-2009, 09:04 PM
 
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Hi all! My husband and I are getting a divorce, so I'm looking to find a new place to live. We currently are renting a house in Kirkwood. As much as I love the location, I won't be able to afford it. I'm looking for something in the Lindbergh, Affton or Mehlville school districts (prefer Mehlville district). I've visited a zillion apartments complexes today so I know what is out there. I'm looking for personal experiences on any good or bad ones. I know there is a website with apartment reviews, which I've read, but am looking for other reviews as well. I want to be a thorough as I can! lol
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Old 08-21-2009, 06:55 AM
 
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To be honest with you, the large complexes tend to be rather bad. I lived at the Vineyards at 270 and Butler Hill and while it wasn't horrible, it isn't a place I would live with a kid. I've been to most of the big complexes and they all had the same vibe...too many disrespectful teenagers, domestic disputes, suspicious looking people milling about...even a little girl was attacked at the complex I lived in.

I would recommend avoiding the big complexes and find a house to rent, I know it will be more expensive but those complexes are generally bad. Oh and definitely avoid Brazilia at Forder and Lemay Ferry, that complex is VERY bad.
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Old 08-21-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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Thanks for the response! I've looked at the Vineyards and that is one I was considering because of the low move in cost. I'm glad I know the bad news, so I know to avoid them! I looked at the Monte Carlo apartments today and they seem nice. I think they are at the top of my list right now.

I wish could afford a house, but I can't
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Old 08-22-2009, 10:30 PM
 
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Dont know how far you would need to commute but consider some apartments in St. Charles county, they are a bit cheaper and the schools are good but you have to commute if you work in the city. Just a suggestion.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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I'm definitely not against St. Charles. I actually live near Weldon Spring (Francis Howell district) for about 3 years. However, I haven't found anything cheaper in St. Charles. In my experience, it's been much higher. Do you have any specific apartment complexes in mind?

I work in Florissant, so the commute would be about the same as south county.
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Old 09-03-2009, 06:39 AM
 
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I moved to Southwoods on Gravois about a year ago and am quite happy with them. They keep the place clean, make repairs almost immediately, go the extra mile for a tenant with any special need. I don't think you can go wrong at Southwoods.
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