Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > St. Louis
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 08-19-2020, 02:49 PM
 
8 posts, read 7,353 times
Reputation: 18

Advertisements

My partner and I currently rent a duplex for $845 per month in the Tower Grove South neighborhood. We have four cats and one dog. I would love to try living in a more spacious/rural area. I currently work from home and my partner commutes to Maplewood to work every day at 6am-2pm (not during rush hour).

We are looking to rent a house for under $1,200 that will allow our pets and has a nice outdoor area. I would like to have a good outdoor space to have a table and chairs and perhaps a fire pit. There are hardly any options. We are saving to buy a house in the future.

I am thinking Arnold, past Fenton, Wildwood (I actually did see a really cheap house for rent there before). I have been checking Zillow religiously and also Facebook Marketplace, Realtor.com, forrent.com, Craigslist... Not much available. There was a nice house it Dittmer but it got rented before we got to see it :/

Just wondering on anyone's thoughts/opinions. No one seems to understand my desire to live in a rural area where there is more nature, space, peace; I am an introvert and would love living out of the city I feel. If it weren't for my partner's job I would want to move further out.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-24-2020, 08:26 AM
 
13,262 posts, read 8,027,035 times
Reputation: 30753
Well...I guess you could try Pacific, Washington, St. Clair, Eureka, and Union. All of them along the Hwy 44 corridor. I'm not sure it's within 45 minutes though. BUT it might be.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-24-2020, 10:03 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
7,444 posts, read 7,016,699 times
Reputation: 4601
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sassybluesy View Post
Well...I guess you could try Pacific, Washington, St. Clair, Eureka, and Union. All of them along the Hwy 44 corridor. I'm not sure it's within 45 minutes though. BUT it might be.
Those are all good suggestions in Franklin County and mostly a straight shot out 44 except Union and Washington. Those would definitely be an hour or more.

I'd consider Jefferson County too. It will be hard to stay under 45 minutes - maybe on days when there are no traffic issues.

I guess it depends on what is most important to you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-25-2020, 04:01 PM
 
13,262 posts, read 8,027,035 times
Reputation: 30753
Quote:
Originally Posted by MUTGR View Post
Those are all good suggestions in Franklin County and mostly a straight shot out 44 except Union and Washington. Those would definitely be an hour or more.

I'd consider Jefferson County too. It will be hard to stay under 45 minutes - maybe on days when there are no traffic issues.

I guess it depends on what is most important to you.
Maybe Valley Park?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2020, 12:04 AM
 
Location: St. Louis
7,444 posts, read 7,016,699 times
Reputation: 4601
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sassybluesy View Post
Maybe Valley Park?
Valley Park is much more small town in nature but it is squarely in St. Louis County which was one of the conditions: not in St. Louis County.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2020, 06:28 AM
 
13,262 posts, read 8,027,035 times
Reputation: 30753
Well...it's going to be hard to find a place outside St. Louis county, and yet be 45 minutes to Maplewood.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-26-2020, 10:22 PM
 
Location: St. Louis
685 posts, read 767,865 times
Reputation: 879
For rural spots...

I'd look at JeffCo along Rt 30, Collinsville, and Maryville.

West County and St. Charles County have rural areas that are within 45 minutes of Maplewood, but not within your budget.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Missouri > St. Louis

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top