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Old 10-29-2013, 05:57 PM
 
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Greetings Everyone,

I am moving to the area and was wondering if anyone would be so kind as to offer a few suggestions on a new spot to live. Here are a couple things that are important to me.

Cost - I plan on renting to start with and was considering a two bedroom apartment. Ideally, rent wouldn't be much more then 800 per month.

Commute - I will be working in Ferguson and would prefer not to have a long drive. Somewhere around a 20 minute trip in to work is fine.

There is of course wiggle room in all of this, and I would say the most important thing would be a find a "good" area to live. By that I mean I'd be willing to pay a little more or drive a little further if it meant not having to worry about having my car broken into etc.

Any advice and recommendations are appreciated. Thank you for the feedback.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:56 PM
 
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Ferguson has some good areas, as does Florissant to the north, but others on this board are better qualified to provide details on those areas. Both have historic districts I believe. At about 15 minute commute you could get up there from Olivette or University City; there are nice looking rentals along McKnight and Old Bonhomme north of Delmar. For 20 minutes you could get to Clayton/Brentwood/Richmond Heights, although Clayton would run more than 800 for a 2 bedroom-- probably starts around 1000. You could get a nice vintage 2 bed rental for 800 in Richmond Heights, I'd bet.

Of course, I'm telling you all these places assuming you are a single male in your late 20s with a decent salary and no kids, looking for a nice walkable area with character. I'm not sure what gave me that idea.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:56 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Hello!

I would start off by looking at Maryland Heights. I used to rent an apartment there when I was single, and there are plenty of complexes there to choose from that should just scrape into your price range It's a nice area and very safe!( I wouldn't call it exactly walkable though, and it doesn't have a lot of character, but you'll find that areas that fit that description will be out of your ideal commute and above your ideal budget, Maryland Heights does offer everything you need on a daily basis within a convenient area though)

It would definitely be within your 20 minute commute time under most circumstances, although depending on what time you leave, I 270 as it merges into 70 can get kind of congested at peak hour in the morning.

If you want, I'll PM you the name of the complex I used to live in, I was very happy there

Good luck with the move!
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Old 10-30-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: St Louis, MO
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Ferguson Citywalk is an up and coming area with a lot of amenities and a thriving retail/restaurant district. And should be affordable.
Ferguson Citywalk
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:09 PM
 
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I would like to thank everyone for the replies. I appreciate the information and I'm always open to suggestions on specific complexes where people have had good experiences glamatomic.
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Old 10-30-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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As stated, Ferguson has some cool areas to it...specifically around the historic downtown...I actually LOVE many of the historic homes up there, and those can be had for a bargain compared to other locations in the metro...unfortunately, great changes in North County tend to be slow to come by if they come by ever.

My suggestion would likely be Maryland Heights, lots of apartment complexes, fairly short and very easy commute to Ferguson. You can check the apartments North of I-365/Page Ave, and South of Dorrset along McKelvey Blvd. Decent amenities, and should be fairly affordable, or at least within your price range.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:05 PM
 
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