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Old 05-22-2012, 10:36 AM
 
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I am planning to relocate to either one of these areas this Summer..but having a hard time finding info onthe websites. I need 2 or 3bedroom duplex or an apt, a nice school district for an 8 grader, I will have a downtown commute in STL. Need redirection and help...please
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Old 05-22-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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O'Fallon would make for a painful hour + commute to downtown everyday.

Ballwin wouldn't be significantly better, but Creve Coeur wouldn't be bad at all.

If you share your budget, I'm sure we can offer better suggestions, but in the meantime be sure to check out listings on padmapper.com.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:27 PM
 
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Creve Coeur is good.
You want to be in Parkway school districts (from what I'm told).
Also check into Brentwood area.
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:47 PM
 
Location: Tower Grove East, St. Louis, MO
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Also I should have said all of the areas you mentioned have great schools, so no worries there.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:07 PM
 
Location: 32°19'03.7"N 106°43'55.9"W
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I don't know if this belongs in this thread, or many of the others, but I think in general, in order to give the inquirer a better set of answers to questions, we should have the moderator enact a 'sticky' similar to what was done in the New Jersey forum, to get more specific guidelines as to what the poster wants.

Here is the sticky:
https://www.city-data.com/forum/new-j...residents.html
Budget being a huge factor, of course!
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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Of the above towns, Creve Coeur will have the easiest commute to downtown, and the schools there are good.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:49 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I'm not super familiar with any of them but I like Creve Coeur the most, especially if you're commuting downtown. Ballwin is okay, but I don't care for O'Fallon at all.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:26 PM
 
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If it were me, which it is not, Creve Coeur is my pick of the three, and it would not be a tough decision for me.

In regards, to your commute and schools criteria, it fits the best of the three as well.
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Old 05-27-2012, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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Agree with Creve Coeur, because the school district for most of the city is Parkway, and it is a good district with a long track record of excellence, and because it would provide the easiest commute to downtown. There are other options though. Agree with the possibliity of Brentwood. I like Maplewood too. Theirs schools have come back, and seem to be much, much better than before. I like the little downtown. Also, you can consider Webster Groves, although I am less enthusiastic about their schools. And I just love Kirkwood! Good schools too. If you want to commute via I-44, either of the latter would work. All of the cities I mentioned, except for Creve Coeur have inventories of older homes.
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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I lived in O'Fallon for 7 years before moving back across the river. Way too much time to get downtown and overcrowded schools!
I would suggest Manchester over Creve Couer only because Parkway North is the least successful of the Parkway high schools. If you will be working downtown then don't move south of Manchester Road in West county of you commute could be longer than you'd like.
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