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Old 02-27-2011, 06:06 AM
 
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I recently accepted a faculty position at Maryville Univ. My family and I will be moving in July. My wife is a Kindergarten teacher and our oldest will be turning 5 in the late fall. I was hoping that some of you could give advice on pre-schools, school districts, and neighborhoods in the area. We would like to spend between 1200-1600 in rent for a 3+ Br house. We would also like to enroll our daughter in a quality pre-k program. Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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The area surrounding Maryville University is a very popular place for raising kids because of the good school districts. If you want to be close to work, Chesterfield would work just fine (Parkway School District).
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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The area around Maryville is very safe and has great schools, so it's certainly an easy place to begin your search. If you find yourself looking for something with older housing stock, more walkability or more transplants in general, there are some options inside 270 that would still be easy on a commute. Commutes that avoid actually getting on 270 will provide the least frustration so I would highly suggest Clayton and Richmond Heights. Also if you can find something for rent in your budget, homes in University City within Flynn Park Elementary's boundaries would offer good schools, gorgeous housing stock and loads of nearby amenities.
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Old 02-28-2011, 07:51 AM
 
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Thanks for the advice. I know that it is too early to begin searching for homes but I am curious as to when most rentals go on the market.
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Realistically if you're looking for a house for rent in the suburbs, most are going to be houses the owner can't sell because of the current housing market. As such, from what I've seen listings can be sporadic. But I'd say generally, if you can plan a visit to come and simply discover neighborhoods, get a feel for the area and the kind of commute you'd want to deal with within the next 4-6 weeks then you'd be in a better situation to find a place and make a final decision sometime less than 3 months and more than 1 month prior to the move.
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Old 03-03-2011, 11:54 AM
 
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You should look at http://www.realtor.com--- choose rentals-- put in 63141; 63146; 63017 -- all parkway schools and will be within a few miles of Maryville -- Great family neighborhoods -- you can send me private message and I'll let you know about any address. I have lived in the area right by Maryville since 1986 and also have taught for Maryville's weekend college.
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