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Old 01-21-2014, 11:36 PM
 
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I was in St Louis last week and I'm narrowing it down to the Tower Grove neighborhood.

Once again my budget is 700ish one bedroom must have washer dryer hookups. I prefer a flat meaning I'm the only one on the floor. Per zilow, that doesn't seem far fetched.

The neighborhood seems very diverse in every way with a lot of amenities. Are there any blocks I need to avoid? I'm moving from the Hyde Park neighborhood in Chicago. I didn't see too many similarities but that's OK. It maybe a step up in some aspects. I will probably be renting from a private owner.

I plan to make one more trip before my move at the end of may. Any helpful input would be great.
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:25 AM
 
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I think the best areas of Tower Grove are west of Grand, south of Arsenal and the Park, east of Morganford, and north of Wyoming. Of course, there are exceptions to this but I think this is a good general start. There has been a lot of redevelopment in recent years along Morganford. Good luck in St. Louis, excited for you to make the move
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Old 01-22-2014, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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I'd say the general consensus is that the area closer to Gravois Park is less nice than the area closer to Tower Grove park.
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Old 01-22-2014, 11:50 AM
 
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Got it.
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Old 01-22-2014, 06:13 PM
 
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When I first moved to STL from Phoenix, I lived on Shenandoah, west of the Botanical Garden, north of Tower grove park. I LOVED that neighborhood. Definitely stay either south of Tower Grove park, or west of the Botanical Garden. The East side of the Garden has some great wine bars and little places to eat, but living there... Not so much. The best thing to do is drive/walk around at night and see what makes you feel most comfy. I was a single woman living where I did, and also knew of quite a few other single women who lived in the same area, and never did I (or they) have any problems. Good luck!
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:37 PM
 
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Stay away from the Tower Grove area. It's a great place to hang out, but not to live. How about St. Louis Hills or an inner-ring suburb like Webster Groves?
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Old 01-24-2014, 03:44 AM
 
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Stay away from the Tower Grove area. It's a great place to hang out, but not to live. How about St. Louis Hills or an inner-ring suburb like Webster Groves?
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.
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Old 01-24-2014, 08:37 AM
 
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Definitely stay either south of Tower Grove park, or west of the Botanical Garden. The East side of the Garden has some great wine bars and little places to eat, but living there... Not so much.
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Stay away from the Tower Grove area. It's a great place to hang out, but not to live. How about St. Louis Hills or an inner-ring suburb like Webster Groves?
As someone who loves living in Shaw, ouch!
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:39 AM
 
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The only part of the Tower Grove area that I consider to be sketchy is the Grand/Gravois area south to Chippewa (which isn't even technically part of the Tower Grove neighborhood). North of Gravois is fine.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:39 PM
 
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As someone who loves living in Shaw, ouch!
I could definitely live in Shaw!

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The only part of the Tower Grove area that I consider to be sketchy is the Grand/Gravois area south to Chippewa (which isn't even technically part of the Tower Grove neighborhood). North of Gravois is fine.
While it's definitely been on the upswing for a while, Tower Grove East can be block to block in parts (from one of my last trips back). I'd certainly still consider living there though, but I'd be a bit more selective.
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