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Old 03-27-2014, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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We moved from the city when we had our second child. Some of the public grade schools are acceptable in the city, but the sad truth is, the high schools are bad news. We found the best of everything in Rock Hill. It's in Webster Groves School District, which is great even for those without kids. Properties don't sit long if properly priced...everyone wants these schools. In Rock Hill, you don't have the higher taxes or home costs of Webster Groves. We can walk to popular places like Hacienda, Farottos, Ami's, etc. within 2 blocks. If emergency response is ever required, you get not only Rock Hill, but often neighboring responders (Warson Woods, Glendale, Ladue, Brentwood, Webster Groves, etc.). It's truly Mayberry! Our two story brick home with tons of old character would've been well over $300k in Webster Groves. In Rock Hill it was $200k. Yes, we could've gotten a lot more for the money further out, but it's all about location for us! I hope that's helpful. I work in law enforcement and I know the neighborhoods very well. If you have kids, honestly, stay away from the city as a long term plan. I also graduated from UMSL, but you don't want to live close to there. Trust me.
We used to live in Rock Hill and I agree with all of the above! We really enjoyed it. The 2 story brick homes are a bit more rare in the area though....lots of ranches. Loved our neighbors.
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Old 03-28-2014, 07:52 PM
 
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Rock Hill sounds great...not much housing stock available there, but see 1 house that looks like a fantastic value.

Not a big fan of staying in Illinois...the mess of a government we have in Illinois is one of the reasons I'm looking to move. At least if I pay more in property value, I can get it back. Paying property taxes is no different from paying rent.

Agreed on the traffic issue...I think the only time I've really traffic in STL is after a ball game.
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Old 03-29-2014, 06:20 AM
 
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Every state is the worst.

I didn't see anyone else mention this: if you care about an Eastern European community, the south city/south county area has a significant Bosnian population. But I don't know if you can get 2500 sq ft in the city, and south county is blah.
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