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Old 06-20-2010, 10:09 PM
 
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This rental house was recommended to me:

Forest Park Southeast Home (http://stlouis.craigslist.org/apa/1785898744.html - broken link)

What is the neighborhood like? I have a 9-month old son, looking for something very safe, similar to Clayton, Ladue, but having trouble finding houses (as opposed to apartments/condos) to rent.

Thanks.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:21 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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It's a very up and coming area, wouldn't consider it really safe. Try Brentwood, Richmond Heights, Maplewood, Shrewsbery, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Southwest City (Clifton Heights, Princeton Heights, St Louis Hills, Holly Hills, Southhampton, Northhampton).
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Old 06-21-2010, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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FPSE (the grove) is certainly not a rough neighborhood but not mayberry safe like Ladue and Clayton. Go walk the street and see how it feels. Do you work for BJC or Wash U? I wouldn't think they would recommend a property on a rough street.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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It certainly is not similar to Clayton/Ladue. That house is awesome though and it is certainly something that I personally would consider.

The neighborhood is great. They have a ton of new businesses that just opened in the last few years (IE: Atomic Cowboy, The Gramophone, La Dolce Via). It's right by I-64, the Central West End, and Forest Park (obviously :P). The neighborhood recently hosted a national cycling race called the Tour De Grove (the Grove is a nickname for the neighborhood).

However, I would not call the neighborhood "very safe". It's not like anyone is getting murdered here, but it still has parts that are rough around the edges. It is excellent advice to walk around and see what it's like. It doesn't even compare to Ladue or Clayton safety wise, but it is an up and coming vibrant, urban neighborhood. If you're looking for that, and I'm not too sure you are, then I'd highly recommend FPSE.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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Good answers, I don't want to sound like the neighborhood is rough, but not comparable to Ladue or Clayton and I wouldn't consider it "very safe". It's one of my favorite areas right now.
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:49 PM
 
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Thanks everyone for the helpful replies! Sounds like an interesting neighborhood, but I think I'll stick with Clayton, Ladue, etc. If anyone knows of possible house rentals in that area (including Olivette, Brentwood, etc), feel free to let me know!

Thanks again!
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Old 06-21-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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Just remembered something else I wanted to ask - in terms of safety, how would you compare this area with U-City (either in the vicinity of the Delmar Loop, or further north around Olive), or the CWE?

Thanks!
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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Pricing to rent a HOUSE in Ladue or Clayton will be several times that of the house listed. You're comparing an up and coming neighborhood vs 2 of the weathiest suburbs in the midwest. The housing stock available in Ladue is vastly different than what's available in Clayton which is vastly different than what is availabe in FPSE. Maybe if you more clearly stated your needs/desires we could suggest something more fitting.
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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Why are you so concerned with safety? What is your tolerance on crime?
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Old 06-22-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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I'm aware that rental houses will be much more expensive in Clayton or Ladue (i.e. > $2000). That's pricey, but I can deal with it. My criteria/desires are:

1) < 10 miles from Wash U Medical School (15 miles max)
2) townhouse or house (i.e. don't want neighbors above/below me)
3) ideally 3+BRs, but would consider 2BR
4) very safe (just a little paranoid now that I have baby and have been living in suburbia for a few years now...previously lived in more urban environments, but since I don't know STL that well, I'm being extra cautious)
5) rent preferably < $2500 (have seen a few houses closer to $3000 but that's pushing it...)
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