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Old 11-21-2013, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Paris, France
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Hello, I'll be soon moving to Downtown West Saint Louis and was hoping you could tell me more about the area.
Thanks!
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Depends on where you live in Downtown West. That neighborhood is a mix of housing types and incomes. Generally speaking, the farther east you are in DTW the better. Can you be more specific?
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:28 AM
 
Location: St. Louis City
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There has been a lot of redevelopment of that area as the loft district redevelopment continues to move into the area. I suspect the closer to Washington the better. I had a friend who lived at Washington and Jefferson and he never mentioned any issues while there. The further west you do go, the further you are from downtown and it's amenities. It seems the actual neighborhood is from Tucker to Jefferson and therefore actually includes a very large section of the Washington Ave loft district.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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Thinking about the streets that run from east to west (Market, Pine, Olive, Locust, Washington), I am going to guess Downtown West is the area west of Tucker. East of Tucker is the core business district with residential areas only on the northern boundary (along St. Charles, Washington, Lucas). That area, along Washington, from the convention center (at 8th) all the way west to 16th or so, is quite lively and has a lot going on; it is a bona fide entertainment district.

South of Washington and West of Tucker is pretty sleepy in my view, at least during the hours I have been there, which is usually business hours. I've jogged up and down Market/Pine/Olive/Locust from the riverfront to Grand on many occasions, and it seems like mostly warehouses, a few storefronts (diners, a pawn shop, etc), some lofts and highrise apartments, a few major employers. There are also a handful of night clubs and bars that cater to the late night crowd, I believe.

There have been a few threads regarding the highrise apartments around Pine and 17th/18th, which get reviews that are not so great, and between there and the park in front of Union Station you see lots of homeless men loitering about since there are many shelters in the area.

So yeah, it has some good pockets and some not so good.
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Old 11-22-2013, 12:05 PM
 
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Thank you very much for your insights, it is appreciated. Hopefully I will enjoy my stay in St Louis.
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Old 11-26-2013, 08:00 PM
 
Location: St Louis
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I live in downtown west and it's just fine. The lofts on Washington offer a quieter than east of 14th. There isn't the concentration of amenities but you will find parking is easier and less noise. The area of downtown west south of Locust gets a little grittier and is void of activity. If you are thinking of moving to downtown west stick to Washington and Locust from Tucker to 20th. Let me know of you have more questions.
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Old 11-28-2013, 05:11 AM
 
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Thank you very much.
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