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Old 12-02-2013, 09:59 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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So I was browsing the Memphis forum and noticed that they have a map of neighborhoods based on perceived safety and general desirability, so I decided to make one for St. Louis. This is also a good tool for relocation inquiries about "Is ________ area safe?"

Here's the link:

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/ed...k.kd3y77IqDjYg

Dark Green: Very safe; no extra precautions needed
Light Green: Safe, but exercise normal street smarts
Yellow: Tossup. Generally okay, but exercise extra street smarts and it's probably best to avoid after dark.
Orange: Generally unsafe, but okay to visit during the day.
Red: Unsafe; not a good idea to spend much time in, especially after dark.

Remember, this is based on PERCEIVED safety and desirability. It is not a scientific study of crime or survey of public opinion. I based it off of personal experience and recurring patterns of advice. This is also the first draft, so please chime in with recommendations for improvement!

Last edited by Dawn10am; 12-02-2013 at 10:07 PM..
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:46 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Dawn10am View Post
So I was browsing the Memphis forum and noticed that they have a map of neighborhoods based on perceived safety and general desirability, so I decided to make one for St. Louis. This is also a good tool for relocation inquiries about "Is ________ area safe?"

Here's the link:

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/ed...k.kd3y77IqDjYg

Dark Green: Very safe; no extra precautions needed
Light Green: Safe, but exercise normal street smarts
Yellow: Tossup. Generally okay, but exercise extra street smarts and it's probably best to avoid after dark.
Orange: Generally unsafe, but okay to visit during the day.
Red: Unsafe; not a good idea to spend much time in, especially after dark.

Remember, this is based on PERCEIVED safety and desirability. It is not a scientific study of crime or survey of public opinion. I based it off of personal experience and recurring patterns of advice. This is also the first draft, so please chime in with recommendations for improvement!
Thanks for making this map! As a resident of the University Park neighborhood in U City, I feel totally safe walking in my neighborhood at night. I'd continue the dark green color east of Midland to Kingsland and north to Dartmouth. I wouldn't walk around at night (east of Midland) any farther north than Dartmouth. I'd include the little neighborhood enclave of University Heights as well. U Heights is bordered by Pennsylvania on the west, Vernon to the north, Kingsland to the east and Delmar on the south. It's essentially a gated community, especially with the River Des Peres border to the north.
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Old 12-03-2013, 06:57 AM
 
Location: St Louis, MO
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If you want, I could clean up the topology for you and hand you back a clean KML to upload again (that eliminates the slivers and overlaps.
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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If you want, I could clean up the topology for you and hand you back a clean KML to upload again (that eliminates the slivers and overlaps.
I'm assuming I'll have to make quite a few edits based on others' suggestions, but once that's done that would be very helpful.
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:15 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Looks great so far!
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