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I'm not trying to sell my area, etc. But I do get tired of reports looking over my city and other suburan areas out here. I live in Florissant, Missouri. Which is the next town outside of St. Louis. The job markets is like everywhere else but there are great job/careers out here. In Florissant we are only 15 minute drive with traffic to Boeing. About 25 minute drive to downtown. About 15-25 minute to all the casino's. Which includes; colleges (Washington U, St. Louis U, UMSTL, etc.) resturatnts (Dave and Busters, O'Charles, Millium Towers, Chris stake house, etc.). Unlike other cities, our places like, zoo, history and art musumes, etc. are free admissions! And most of the free parking. Theses are top notch places. Maybe not as great at the San Deago (yeah my spelling is off) zoo, or even Sea World. But its very close. For example, if your ever been to Sac Town's zoo in Northern California... They charge for admission...on a scale of 1-10, I give there zoo a 1.5. St. Louis zoo and its attractions about probably fall in line with a "8". Sure the art places in Chicago are very nice and it cost to go there too and good luck if you can find parking. St. Louis art and history musume almost just as good and its free to go in. And there's a 80% chance that you will find close and free parking!
Along with this, are tons of bike trails that can take from North County to South County. And everyone's popluar one is the Forrest Park bike trail. Our second one is the "Chain of Rocks" trail. It takes you along the Mississppi and over the river into Granit City Ill. Other than that, our city is known for its rich foods, basically a taste from around the world. You can stop in the U. CIty (University City) Loop. There you can find a live raggae band resturante call "The Red Sea". Not only can you sit in and dance and drink, but you can also order dinner. If ragge isn't your "cup of tea" next door to the left is a resturante that plays live jazz music and I think they have the best crab cake sandwitches. Across the street you have "Blueberry Hill" resturante. Here they also have live performances and Chuck Berry stops in for time to time to perform and they celibrate his birthday every year. Back across the street you have "Fitz Rootbeer" factory. Its also a two story resturante. The pizza name the VooDoo is the greatest. There are so many resturants up and down the street with great food. And of course who can forget about Startbucks and ST. Louis Bread Company.
Honestly I can go on for hours about the different places that servers great food here. It all depends on your pocket book, and how much you can handle.
I'm not trying to down the other states, just want the world to know that here in St. Louis, have more to offer than its crime rate, which every city has. If you can name one town that has next to a zero crime rate, let me know, then ask yourself, is it a place you really want to live at?
What I have enjoyed this past year is having my first house built. There are tons of lots for sell here, I had built a 2700 sq. ft. home, two levels, built next to the lake here in Florissiant. With hardwood floor etc. $184,700! It only took 3 months to build. I look at other sites about location etc. and for the same footage, is like triple the price.
Yes, we don't have the ocean, nor do we have strip clubs, but we do have family enviorments, school, chruches, malls,fairs, music, live performances, concerts, sports, and Six Flags.
a thumps up for your choice!!!!! the past 3 years I have visited St Louis and spent weeks there. It has stolen my heart.I grew up in a small town but have also visited lots of places. my home town is a retiement center and we have lots of retirees living here, but golf should not be the only entertainment.I have ad the pleasure of visiting musems, and numerous other sites in St Louis and new expericens are there for enjoyment everyday.