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Old 02-29-2020, 08:45 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
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Old 02-29-2020, 09:55 AM
 
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Hmm. Buyer beware. Newtown is in a flood zone. Government can't afford to continue to bail residents out for poor investment in a flood plain. I will stick with Lafayette Square or Soulard.
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Old 03-01-2020, 08:27 AM
 
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I'm surprised at this news, but glad to hear it actually. I figured New Town would be a ghost town by now, the way it got hammered in the great recession. Didn't the Dispatch run a story maybe 10 years ago about how messed up it was (bad contractors, collapsed finances, shaky community, etc.)?
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Old 03-01-2020, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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have loved new town since the first time i went out there in the early 2000's...had a couple friends move out there in 2006ish and spent considerable time out there with them during that time. Took in a bunch of movies in the park over there, and the small community feel is phenomenal. Honestly, if it wasn't 20 miles from me in Maryland Heights, or my work when I was downtown, I'd have SERIOUSLY considered moving there...the other downfall was my wife was always totally against it. Personally, I loved the idea of being able to walk down the street to the bar, grab something to eat, and a few drinks, then walk back home in relative safety. I also dig the architecture and home color palette
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Old 03-02-2020, 02:20 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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When I left St Louis in the early 2000s, I knew New Town would be a winner. It has had it's ups and downs but in the long-run, New Town will do just fine.
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Old 03-02-2020, 04:36 AM
 
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Hmm. Buyer beware. Newtown is in a flood zone. Government can't afford to continue to bail residents out for poor investment in a flood plain. I will stick with Lafayette Square or Soulard.
Quickest buck at the cheapest possible price and everything else be damed!
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Old 03-02-2020, 09:55 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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I'm surprised at this news, but glad to hear it actually. I figured New Town would be a ghost town by now, the way it got hammered in the great recession. Didn't the Dispatch run a story maybe 10 years ago about how messed up it was (bad contractors, collapsed finances, shaky community, etc.)?
It received a lot of bad press for a while and a lot of derogatory comments here. Personally, and I spent many years driving out there right down the street until recently for soccer games, it never interested me when you can get the concept in so many existing areas (Kirkwood, Webster Groves, certain STL City neighborhoods, etc.). But I'm a firm believer in to each his or her own.
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Old 03-09-2020, 05:17 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
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New Town is above the 500-year flood elevation, so no, it is not in a flood zone.

I suspect most residents like it because they have a new house, in a walkable area with good schools, for far less cash than the inner ring suburbs (Webster, Kirkwood, etc). Probably lower taxes too, but I'm not sure.
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Old 03-12-2020, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, MO
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New Town is above the 500-year flood elevation, so no, it is not in a flood zone.

I suspect most residents like it because they have a new house, in a walkable area with good schools, for far less cash than the inner ring suburbs (Webster, Kirkwood, etc). Probably lower taxes too, but I'm not sure.
I think you hit the nail on the head for why people like it. It's the reasons I like it too. Add in that the homes are neatly kept - have strict HOAs enforcement, and yea...it's a great spot.

They are not technically in the flood plain, but....yea. I think the issue there is how they're built to be out of the technical flood plain, while all the residents realize you're hanging out in the river valley at the mercy of the levees...at the wrong time, or with the wrong breach, everyone will be using their boat.
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Old 03-13-2020, 03:50 PM
 
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We've had severe enough flooding in the last few years. How many times has New Town flooded? I remember when the whole 370 park area was flooded. I remember when parts of the Fox Hill area was flooded...but I don't remember hearing about New Town flooding.
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