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Old 01-24-2014, 07:21 PM
 
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Yes, I absolutely loved living in the Tower Grove area, but there were some streets that I would have felt less comfortable loving on... But that's what you get when you live in the city. One street can be perfectly fine, and then you drive for 5 minutes and the atmosphere is totally different. I'm sure you're familiar with the area and can agree that the area I discribed is less desirable than the good parts I mentioned... But then again, that was only my opinion and experience when living in the neighborhood.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:51 PM
 
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Care to elaborate? I wouldn't live just anywhere there but I strongly disagree with you as there are a lot of places there I would live.
The Tower Grove area is too "hit and miss". I'd rather be miles away from sketchiness, not just streets over. Too close for comfort.
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Old 01-25-2014, 02:24 PM
 
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How long will it really remain hit or miss? Another five years? One of the prime benefits of gentrification is that it prices out the sketchiness.
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:50 AM
 
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Thanks for everyone's input.

I may just go with Soulard or Lafayette Square. I did like the flats that are in the area along with the size and amenities. When I lived in St Louis in the 90's the area was not a consideration.
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Old 02-04-2014, 02:56 PM
 
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I live in Tower Grove East in the little triangular wedge between Grand, Gravois, and Arsenal. I absolutely love it, it is such a vibrant, diverse, walkable neighborhood with great restaurants and of course the beautiful park right there. Living one or two blocks off Grand is especially fantastic! I really hope you'll keep the Tower Grove area under consideration...it's a great place to live, and I think almost all my neighbors would agree. We'd love to have you!
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:58 PM
 
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We'd love to have you!
Wow. Talking about hospitality!
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Old 02-08-2014, 11:37 PM
 
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How long will it really remain hit or miss? Another five years? One of the prime benefits of gentrification is that it prices out the sketchiness.

That is almost the words used by our realtor when we bought the place in Tower Grove East... in 1987. And those blocks look pretty much the same 27 years later - not very good.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:38 PM
 
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I live in Tower Grove by the Botanical Garden and it is awesome. Things don't get "sketchy" until you get east of Grand. The general St. Louis rule is avoid streets named after a state. I don't know why this rule is true, but a drive down one sort of proves the rule (obviously some blocks are exceptions). Great neighbourhood, great people, lots of things to do. It's a great place to live!
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Old 03-01-2014, 03:47 AM
 
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MJ,

I see you posting in the Chicago forum. What brings you back to this ****hole?
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:23 AM
 
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MJ,

I see you posting in the Chicago forum. What brings you back to this ****hole?
Wow. I never knew it was that bad.

Job transfer. Change in lifestyle. Different priorities. Chicago is no longer a place where I want to live but it was fun while I was there.
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