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Old 05-11-2014, 08:45 PM
 
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How bad is travel from the Lake St Louis area to Fenton during the work week? Is there a traffic jam in that part of the county?

I live in Charlotte NC now and lake traffic is a nightmare during the week.. so many people live up there and commute to the city, it's horrible. At least an hour a day. We found that out before we moved to the area, which was a huge help.

I know it's 30 miles, give or take, but is it an easy 30 or a bumper to bumper 30?
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:34 AM
 
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there are portions of that commute (living in lake st louis and working in fenton) that could have traffic problems, but there are several ways to get from point a to b without using the main roads. fenton has some lovely neighborhoods, though, if you're considering a move.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:21 AM
 
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I think the better question would be, why would you live in Lake St Louis if you're commuting to Fenton? I'm sure there are plenty of reasons, but I can't think of any.
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Old 05-12-2014, 10:52 AM
 
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I think the better question would be, why would you live in Lake St Louis if you're commuting to Fenton? I'm sure there are plenty of reasons, but I can't think of any.
agreed.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:09 PM
 
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We're still considering areas. My husband was there on Friday and drove around Fenton and Eureka and High Point and liked all of them. We're hoping to find new construction and the only one in our price range in Fenton is the Estates at Williams Creek. We thought it was more "bang for your buck" house wise in the Lake St Louis area, which is why we're considering it.

He looked at some other homes (i.e. Harter Farms) and didn't really like them. If you have any other suggestions I'd be very open to them!

We're trying to stay in the $300 to $350 range if we can. One kid in college and one going in another year or so means lots of $$.
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:10 PM
 
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Oh! Since I'm at it How are the high schools in Fenton, Fox vs Rockwood?
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Old 05-12-2014, 02:50 PM
 
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If you decide to Move to Lake Saint Louis, Make sure the home you buy is withing the Community Association boundaries. Without CA membership you cannot enjoy all the amenities that LSL has to offer.

Compared to most metros inthe US, traffic is generally light in the entire Saint Louis Area.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:08 PM
 
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Rockwood is definitely considered the superior district. I doubt the whole drive is bumper to bumper, Hwy 40 gets heavy around Olive, and then I'd probably suggest taking 141 instead of Hwy 270. I find that google traffic gives a pretty good indicator of how things move, if you want to take a look around traditional rush hour times (7:30AMish CST, 5PMish). My guess would be somewhere around 45-50 mins, partially driven by 141 being more of a surface road with stop lights in parts.
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Old 05-12-2014, 03:39 PM
 
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i would be cautious of new construction out in west county, especially if you're looking for a long-term home or resale value. those construction companies work fast and their homes are falling apart and sinking around the 15 year mark. on the other hand, you can find some 15 year old homes for cheeeeeeap out that way.
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Old 05-13-2014, 06:11 AM
 
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i would be cautious of new construction out in west county, especially if you're looking for a long-term home or resale value. those construction companies work fast and their homes are falling apart and sinking around the 15 year mark. on the other hand, you can find some 15 year old homes for cheeeeeeap out that way.

Thanks for the advice! (What is West County? I'm sorry, I'm not familiar with that at all. )

It's so much to consider! I know all about Charlotte, could tell you where in the city to live, where to avoid, what traffic is like, all that stuff.. but a new place I feel like I'm in over my head.

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