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Old 02-13-2014, 01:35 PM
 
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My boyfriend and I are looking to buy our first home and we're interested in the Lindenwood Park area. That's where he grew up, but I'm from Florissant. From the time I've spent with him in that area, I've always felt safe. He and his family lived there for 25 years. Sure, their cars got broken into a few times, but nothing too horrible. I mean, they stayed 25 years, so it couldn't have been that bad, right?

Well, we looked at houses the other day and found one we really like on Pernod. After getting all excited and telling everyone we know we think we found "the one", his mother pitches a fit. She desperately doesn't want us in that area. She would prefer we found something "West of Hampton" (or on The Hill). So basically, she wants us to look in all the areas that are too expensive for us at the moment. I understand she's worried about our safety, but I feel safe in Lindenwood Park. Every area has crime, it's just what gets on the news the most I guess.

I've heard reports say people are moving out of the city as well as people are moving back in to the city. I feel like this area has a great sense of community and people are always watching out for their neighbors.

If you live or have lived in Lindenwood Park, what do you think of it? Is it safe for twenty-somethings and families? Would this be a good investment for our future?
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Old 02-13-2014, 02:57 PM
 
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To be honest the idea that the only good areas are west of Hampton is one I haven't heard since the 90's.

There are plenty of good and safe areas east of Hampton. Lindenwood Park is one of the safest neighborhoods in the city. In fact I believe it was referenced in an article about how some of the city's safest neighborhoods not only have lower crime rates than some county municipalities, but also lower crime rates than many small towns outstate.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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I didn't even know "west of Hampton" was a thing lol. The southwest part of the City is super safe, whether it's west or east of Hampton. It might even be too quiet for my taste. But, then again, I'm adventurous and live FAR east of Hampton.
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Old 02-13-2014, 04:56 PM
 
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I have heard that before, and I have only been here since 2001. However, I have always lived east of Grand! I have had very very few problems in the 13 years I have lived in either Soulard or in Lafayette Terrace. In fact (knock on wood) I have had ZERO problems living in Lafayette Terrace since 2009.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:16 PM
 
Location: St Louis County (63117)
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Hey, I always thought Lindenwood Park *WAS* west of Hampton (or at least the park itself and most of the surrounding neighborhood). I know streets like Pernod and Mardel continue east from the park all the way to Kingshighway, but I never thought the houses and neighborhood drastically got worse just because you crept a few blocks east of Hampton towards Kingshighway. I did not even realize the part east of Hampton was still considered the "Lindenwood Park" neighborhood. Sure right at Hampton things get much more "retail", but I would think that is a good thing (i.e. nice to be near stores and restaurants!) Is there really that big of a difference between the two residential areas split by Hampton?
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:34 PM
 
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Lindenwood Park is west of Hampton and is extremely safe. Other neighborhoods east of Hampton like Northampton, Southampton, and Princeton Heights are also among the safest in the city. OP has nothing to worry about.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:31 PM
 
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Myself and many of my friends are "East of Hampton"...one of my friends lives two blocks from Pernod on Tholozan. The worst that happens is car break ins (which happens EVERYWHERE). It's perfectly safe.
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