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Old 05-09-2014, 05:09 PM
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Hey guys I am 25 years old and I am a recent college grad with a degree in Communications and Marketing. Im thinking of moving to St Louis to start my career and get me a good job opportunity and was wondering a few things. One how good is St Louis upon my degree field with jobs?, How the Central West End and Downtown for a recent college grad my age to live in? Are there many young professionals living in those areas? Also i will not have a car when i come i will have to work and save money so i can get a car i do have license though. So i will need to be somewhere that's safe for me to use the metrolink and bus stops til i get on my feet. I had done some research online and im considering the metroloft apts in the Central West End and Mansion House downtown. Any info or information would be helpful thanks guys.
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Old 05-09-2014, 08:43 PM
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Hey Nick! Glad to hear you're considering St. Louis! Both the CWE and Downtown are great for recent grads. Both are very walkable and have transit options. If you're going car free then a big factor would be where you end up finding a job. Since you are a Comm/marketing major I assume you'll be looking for a position at an advertising agency or PR company? If that is the case there are a lot of agencies downtown. I'm a film director and I work with a lot of the agencies in STL. Midtown and Clayton have some as well, though they are a little more "boutique" than some of the bigger agencies downtown.

I'll refer you to this page: http://nextstl.com/2011/01/groth-gui...y-of-st-louis/

It's an awesome guide to the neighborhoods of STL. It's a couple years old, but mostly things have gotten only better in those two years. Downtown and CWE are numbers 35 and 38, respectively. Soulard and Tower Grove/Shaw are also pretty good for young professionals and have good bus routes.

Where are you coming from if you don't mind my asking? Just curious whenever we get a transplant as to where they came from.
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Old 05-10-2014, 10:00 AM
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Default St. Louis is Americas best after grad city.

CWE and Downtown are both plum full with young adults and the population in those areas are skyrocketing. The CWE is home to thousands of grad students from Washington University and SLU. This is also really close to a newer part of town called the CORTEX. The Cortex is an innovation hub thats took off in the last few years. Here recently Boeing announced they would be moving hundreds of jobs to the district, along with IKEA and other high profile research companies. It almost seems like every week they announce a new apartment building going in the neighborhood as well.
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Old 05-11-2014, 07:10 PM
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Thanks guys I haven't really decided yet I was just considering St. Louis as a option. But according to careerbuilder St. louis has a lot to offer in my career field of communications. That being said I may come and visit St. Louis sometime next month and check it out and review. How are the Metro lofts apts in the Central West? Then Mansion House downtown?
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:41 AM
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Couldn't speak to either the Metro Lofts or the Mansion house very well, as I have never been in them. I know the Mansion house was built in the 1960's, but I think it recently had a renovation. Post on here if you decide to come for a visit and we can give you some good recommendations on place to visit!
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:55 AM
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I was in the Metro Lofts when they first opened--seems like maybe 8 years ago? If you like lofts--concrete floors, visible HVAC ducts, open floor plan, then you'll like the Metro Lofts and the location is good. I don't know how they're holding up. There are several bars and restaurants within walking distance and a Whole Foods opening up a few blocks away in late 2015. A metro stop is just across the street on the Barnes/WashU campus.

I would hesitate with the Mansion House because of the location. You will be pretty far east and there is not a whole lot of other residential in the immediate area. If you want to live downtown, I would look further west.
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