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Old 12-22-2012, 08:42 AM
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My boyfriend and I are a biracial couple looking to move outside of Michigan. I'm white and he is black. Is STL an "OK" city for biracial couples?

I have a degree in Paralegal Studies and he is an autobody tech ... Will it be easy for us to find jobs once we move?

We are both 22 right now ... is this a good city for young ppl?

How is the shopping in STL? I love to shop !!! Lol

Thanks for your input !!!
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:28 PM
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I would say you'd be fine My neighbors nextdoor and 2 houses down are both bi-racial so it's becoming more commonplace these days so I don't think you'll have a problem at all fitting in

I had just turned 22 when I first moved to St. Louis about 7 years back and I loved it then and I still love it now. There is plenty to do to suit everyone's tastes and needs.

I personally don't think it will be too hard for you both to find jobs- although I recommend looking and applying before moving here. My husband is in the automotive field as well, and got a job within 2 weeks of us moving here. From what I can tell on line, there seems to be a lot of positions open in the autobody field. I'm not sure what the situation would be for a paralegal though, sorry

As for shopping- it's okay but truthfully I've never thought it was anything marvelous. There are a number of malls- but maybe I'm spoiled because I've seen better. There are however a lot of little neat, niche shops in various neighborhoods throughout the city and county. If you're looking for chain stores though- St. Louis does have everything available (I'm just picky about mall layouts more than anything- yeah I'm weird!).

I hope you LOVE it here in St. Louis as much as I do! Good luck to you both and let us know how you go!
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Old 12-24-2012, 08:56 AM
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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You guys will be fine. Glam is right when it comes to finding a job, better to have one before you come (if you can). St. Louis does have a history of racial divide, and it hasn't broken down as well as some other cities around the country...I'm sure much of that has to do with many St. Louis residents not having an interest in being "Cosmopolitan". So, in the popular young districts of St. Louis you'll see all the typical "big city" stuff you'd expect in Chicago, New York, DC, etc...young couples, various races and ethnicity , numerous backgrounds, etc, it'll remind you of a college campus of sorts with people from everywhere intermingling and interacting the way people should.

Things can get a little more stiffled depending on where you live, but once you've decided on whether or not you're moving, be sure to ask for some advice on places to live as we've got plenty of information on that front too!
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Old 12-26-2012, 09:57 AM
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Thank you both for your helpful replies !!!
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