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Old 12-29-2011, 07:57 AM
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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If schools are not a concern, Florissant is a great place to plant oneself. Downtown Florissant is actually a cute, walkable little place. If you have little ones, more detailed research is required to know where you'd best fit, but Florissant is actually almost entirely in the Ferguson-Florissant school district, which scores well better than its Hazelwood or Riverview neighbors. There is also a long history of folks sending their kids to the parochial schools in the area.

I'll also say that, as St. Charles has aged, prices on its old 50s-60s ranches have gotten quite low too - a good friend just bought a 4 bedroom home in great shape (though a foreclosure) mere blocks from Lindenwood for less than $115,000. St. Charles schools test at least slightly better, and would also be worthy of consideration if one doesn't mind being farther from downtown.
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Old 12-29-2011, 07:58 AM
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Originally Posted by flynavyj View Post
Crime rates in Florissant are similar to Blue Springs, and lower than both Raytown and Independence. The housing stock you've likely seen are newer homes, which as you said are greater than 1900 SF. Cookie-cutter housing is a very generic term used on these boards to describe the "suburbs" vs the "city". That's all personal opinion, some like brick homes, some like frame homes, some like shake siding, and others vinyl.

I'm sure this is true of many metro areas, but most people in St. Louis don't venture overly far from where they live. I'm sure many city dwellers stay with city neighborhoods and nightlife, while many county dwellers do the same. And to a greater extent, folks from South County don't travel to North County on a regular basis, and vice versa. Because there is a very large percentage (about 23%) of African Americans in Florissant (and much of North County) it tends to have a perception of being "ghetto". As stated, crime numbers don't really correspond well to that assumption.

I'd bet that most of the great housing deals you're seeing in Florissant are the result of the poor economy, high foreclosure rates, soft housing market, and mediocre school performance...not necessarily in that order.
Great summary.
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