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Old 09-19-2019, 03:52 PM
 
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Which small towns and/or cities across the river from St. Louis have the nicest downtowns?
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:30 AM
 
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Is Manhattan too far across?
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Old 09-20-2019, 11:23 AM
 
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Generally, the only municipality directly across the river from St Louis with a halfway nice downtown is Granite City. But to be honest, some city blocks of downtown Granite City are looking a bit sad these days.
Further away, most of the larger metro-east cities have fairly good downtowns. This includes Alton, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Belleville, and Columbia. Belleville in particular, as it’s the St Clair County seat.
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Old 09-21-2019, 05:23 PM
 
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Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville that I know. I hear good things about Columbia IL but don’t know if they have a decent downtown.
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:11 PM
 
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Generally, the only municipality directly across the river from St Louis with a halfway nice downtown is Granite City. But to be honest, some city blocks of downtown Granite City are looking a bit sad these days.
Further away, most of the larger metro-east cities have fairly good downtowns. This includes Alton, Edwardsville, Collinsville, Belleville, and Columbia. Belleville in particular, as it’s the St Clair County seat.

Thank you for the info. I am interested in moving further, where those communities are.
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:12 PM
 
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Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville that I know. I hear good things about Columbia IL but don’t know if they have a decent downtown.
Thank you. Columbia, IL isn't in an area I'm interested in, but the other places you listed are.
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:49 PM
 
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Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville that I know. I hear good things about Columbia IL but don’t know if they have a decent downtown.
Columbia I wouldn't say actually has a downtown area. It does have a quaint small town main street with various restaurants, shops, and bars though. The other downtowns are all a lot bigger and lack the small town vibe.
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Old 09-23-2019, 07:59 PM
 
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Some of the river towns such as Grafton and Alton have nice downtowns. Belleville and Edwardsville have decent ones also.
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Old 09-23-2019, 09:15 PM
 
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Alton and Edwardsville
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Old 09-24-2019, 04:51 PM
 
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Thanks to all for the tips.
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