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Old 01-02-2007, 04:32 PM
 
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Hi All,

I have the opportunity to move to St. Louis later this year, possibly June/July, to work in a new hotel development. There is myself and my wife, early 50’s, no children, both working in the same industry. We will both be working downtown and as we both prefer city life we will be looking for a house to buy close to the downtown area. Any advice on what areas are good to live in? We would be looking at property in the 150000 – 175000 range. We are used to city life and enjoy pubs, parks and watching ball games (soccer and rugby mostly but hey I can get into baseball / football etc.). Nothing too high brow!!
Looking through the property sites there appear to be quite a few places on the market that fit our budget – just not sure of the locations.
Thank you for any help or suggestions you can offer.

Matt
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Old 01-03-2007, 12:55 PM
 
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Hi Matt,

I have lived in St. Louis all my life and absolutely love the city life. We are currently living in Dogtown. Some other areas to check out though are Maplewood, Tower Grove, Benton Park, Maplewood, West End and South City. Hope this helps a bit.
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Old 01-03-2007, 01:01 PM
 
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Thanks Beez

I'll check out these areas.

Matt
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:59 PM
 
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Default New old town

Maplewood would be best, out of the STL school district, booming old inner suburb, Metro-Rail line to downtown, great location near the I40/64 and I-44, low crime near the other best places to live in STL County.
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Old 01-09-2007, 12:31 PM
 
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Thanks Jerry
I've been looking at Maplewood as well as the Dogtown area. Seems to be an Irish connection there
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Old 01-12-2007, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis, Missour"e"
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Yes, Maplewood and Dogtown are the places to be. You might also want to look at Affton, and Webster Groves. I would definately look at places near I-44 as it is the smoothest traffic highway we have once you are past Downtown.
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Old 01-15-2007, 02:04 PM
 
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Matt, I lived in Maplewood all my life.. if you have questions about it.. let me know
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Old 02-02-2007, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, MO
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You posted a message about moving to St. Louis and think you'll want to check out the Webster Groves and Kirkwood school district areas including Rock Hill, Shrewsbury, Oakland, Des Peres, and Warson Woods.

These communities are the best combination of urban mixed with suburbs. They are historic communities with fabulous architecture and homes ranging from $150K-1 million+. There is also Crestwood and Maplewood right on the border and these would be in your price range.

Most are walking communities with quaint downtowns and very loyal long term residents.

Check out the web site at http://websterkirkwood.com to learn a little more about the areas. And feel free to email me or post a message if you have further questions.

Good luck and here's an early "welcome to St. Louis!"

Last edited by kirkwoodginger; 02-02-2007 at 04:28 PM.. Reason: Didn't read rules before posting.
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Old 02-12-2007, 11:59 PM
 
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Thank you everyone for replying to my original request. I will hear within the next month or so when I can move to St Louis and am certainly looking forward to it.

Matt
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Old 02-25-2007, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Florissant
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Default i agree

i agree with everyone else, just one thing i wanted to point out, stay away from north city, i'm sure you might've heard already. It's dangerous, high crime. I vote for maplewood though, it's awesome, very friendly, and homey. right on the borderline of the city, and the county. Welcome!
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