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Old 09-01-2009, 01:26 PM
 
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What is everyone's opinion on this complex and the surrounding area? Safety is a big priority for me and I want to feel comfortable in my surrounding area.

If anyone has actually lived there for some time please feel free to post your experience.

Thanks!
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Old 09-02-2009, 08:34 AM
 
Location: St Louis County (63117)
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I thought the Loop Lofts were part of Wash U housing, and I remember they had some flooding problems last year. I know it is very close to the new Wash U "North Campus" on Rosedale Ave where they relocated Parking Services for some bizarre reason. I was just up at Parking Services last week and thought the area seemed safe enough, although I have never been to the Loop Lofts myself nor have I heard any students talk much about the complex. I know the Wash U green shuttle bus goes up there as does Metrobus #2 (I used it last week and survived!)
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:47 AM
 
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I thought the Loop Lofts were part of Wash U housing, and I remember they had some flooding problems last year. I know it is very close to the new Wash U "North Campus" on Rosedale Ave where they relocated Parking Services for some bizarre reason. I was just up at Parking Services last week and thought the area seemed safe enough, although I have never been to the Loop Lofts myself nor have I heard any students talk much about the complex. I know the Wash U green shuttle bus goes up there as does Metrobus #2 (I used it last week and survived!)
Thanks for the reply I've heard that over 50% of the residents are Wash U students. Good to know you survived
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Old 09-03-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: St Louis, Missouri
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Anything around Forest Park/WashU is going to have a lot of Wash U students/staff. Generally, however, when choosing the Skinker area most students tend to stay south of the Delmar for location, unless slightly further west towards more central U City. This one is North of Delmar at Skinker and I can't really place it ?! Regardless, that entire area is very popular, particularly for the younger crowd. Access to the Loop and Metro is incredible...
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:50 PM
 
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i live on the delmar loop and the area of the loop lofts is a VERY dangerous neighborhood. there are tons of "cover ups" on crime due to the polularity of the area.
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Old 10-29-2009, 02:32 PM
 
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While the above may be true, I had a friend who lived in the Loop Lofts and had no trouble with crime at all.

She objected instead to the unruliness of the students--and she is kind of a partier herself...so that surprised me. It must have been really bad.

While I definitely would not call the area "safe", very few people without a car move up there, and it's sort of geographically isolated. To the immediate west and south is railroad tracks. To the east, there is an apartment complex across Skinker Parkway (a pretty large and high speed road) that is separated by a fence.

In other words, it's not an area you see pedestrians too often. If you were looking to walk to the Loop and not depend on a car, it's possible, but I'd feel a little uncomfortable doing so just because no one is ever around that immediate area.

Car thefts/break-ins are a horrible problem in St. Louis, so make sure to invest in a "club" for your steering wheel if you do own a car. This applies for most of the city and inner ring suburbs.

If you don't want to drive everywhere, I wouldn't recommend the Loop Lofts. And my friend's review of them wasn't so good either. It's a shame, because I always loved that building...but the immediate area just needs to be more built up and offer more amenities.
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Old 10-30-2009, 07:36 AM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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i live on the delmar loop and the area of the loop lofts is a VERY dangerous neighborhood. there are tons of "cover ups" on crime due to the polularity of the area.
Do you have data, reports, information, etc. to back up this claim of supposed "cover-ups", and that this is such a "VERY dangerous neighborhood"?
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Old 10-30-2009, 11:20 AM
 
Location: dirt farm
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I used to live near there - the apartments around Etzel and Skinker (just to the north of those lofts) look pretty rough to me. That's the part of the north Loop that sort of blends in with Wellston and North St. Louis. Definitely not for the faint of heart. It could be fine, but I personally would never walk alone at night from a bar in the Loop to that apartment building, and that is probably only about a half mile.

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