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Old 08-23-2010, 07:15 PM
 
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Hi, My husband and I are considering accepting a job offer in St Louis. We have two kids (2-6 yrs), we currently live in Puerto Rico (big difference). I don't know how to even start this home search. Basically my priority is to get a good public school for my kids, so, which neighborhoods do you recommend? I'll be working in (N Jefferson ave). Also I've know that latins are a minority I'll love to find a place where my kids will feel welcome... Can someone help????

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Old 08-24-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis hasn't historically had a large Latino population, but in recent years their numbers have been growing. That said, I don't think you'll find an area of St. Louis that has good public schools and a significant Latino population.

That certainly doesn't mean all is lost. Many of St. Louis' inner ring suburbs have very good schools and are welcoming, progressive communities. If you share a bit more about what kinds of homes you like and what your budget will look like, we can probably offer more tailored suggestions.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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Hi, My husband and I are considering accepting a job offer in St Louis. We have two kids (2-6 yrs), we currently live in Puerto Rico (big difference). I don't know how to even start this home search. Basically my priority is to get a good public school for my kids, so, which neighborhoods do you recommend? I'll be working in (N Jefferson ave). Also I've know that latins are a minority I'll love to find a place where my kids will feel welcome... Can someone help????

Thanks,
There are a few Boricuas in the Metro East of St. Louis (near Scott AFB, IL) due to the larger military presence. You may also want to consider the Metro East as well as greater St. Louis, Missouri. Many here commute to the city and the communities around Scott AFB (only 20 miles from the city with easy access) have good schools with a smaller to middle-sized town feel to it. I would suggest checking out realty.com to get a better idea no matter where you want to live.
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Old 08-24-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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I guess that I'll be renting at first probably for a year or too... I don't mind if there aren't many latins or Puertorricans, what I'm really looking is a good neighborhood, I'll be working in N. Jefferson Ave. I don't have to be that closed to my job, I can travel, but how is the traffic? Which neighborhood have good public school?
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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I guess that I'll be renting at first probably for a year or too... I don't mind if there aren't many latins or Puertorricans, what I'm really looking is a good neighborhood, I'll be working in N. Jefferson Ave. I don't have to be that closed to my job, I can travel, but how is the traffic? Which neighborhood have good public school?
The traffic (on both sides of the river) can be quite the challenge. The better school districts on the Missouri side will have the higher priced homes like Ballwin, Oakville, Creve Coeur, Chesterfield, etc. On the east side of the river, the better schools are found in some of the smaller towns like O'Fallon, Mascoutah, Troy and Edwardsville. You want to stay away from East St. Louis, Granite City, Alton, Fairview Heights and Belleville. Belleville isn't that bad (if you are on the eastside of Belleville), but it's getting there.
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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I can't think of any other Jefferson than the one in the city, but if you have a cross street of where you'll be working that would help me place it a little better.

That said I would highly recommend beginning your search with inner-ring suburban communities such as Webster Groves, Kirkwood, Richmond Heights, University City. These areas have a great community feeling, good schools and an easy commute into the city for work and play.
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Old 08-25-2010, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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It's impossible to suggest any neighborhoods without first knowing your budget, size requirements, type of nieghborhood etc. Do you want urban or suburban? House, townhome, or apt?

If you found a really great house in a great city neighborhood would you consider/could you afford a private prep school or catholic school?
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:27 PM
 
Location: St Louis City
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Hi, My husband and I are considering accepting a job offer in St Louis. We have two kids (2-6 yrs), we currently live in Puerto Rico (big difference). I don't know how to even start this home search. Basically my priority is to get a good public school for my kids, so, which neighborhoods do you recommend? I'll be working in (N Jefferson ave). Also I've know that latins are a minority I'll love to find a place where my kids will feel welcome... Can someone help????

Thanks,
mayor slay just tweeted that we've got the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival in 2 weeks, I've never been but I'm considering checking it out to see what the turnout is like. I do know however that St. Louis is a growing Hispanic community.
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:22 PM
 
Location: St Louis City
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I agree....i miss all the white folks i hispanics r takin over
I want my old New York back

Recently, on stltoday.com they said Missouri was a destination state for immigrants and the hispanic community is growing in St. Louis.
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Old 09-03-2021, 11:01 AM
 
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Hi, My husband and I are considering accepting a job offer in St Louis. We have two kids (2-6 yrs), we currently live in Puerto Rico (big difference). I don't know how to even start this home search. Basically my priority is to get a good public school for my kids, so, which neighborhoods do you recommend? I'll be working in (N Jefferson ave). Also I've know that latins are a minority I'll love to find a place where my kids will feel welcome... Can someone help????

Thanks,
Explore these cities are St. Louis neighborhoods or close to Creve Coeur, Clayton, Chesterfield, DePeres, St. Charles, St. Peters. Those have good school districts

Yo soy Boricua
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