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    Could possible be moving to St. Louis soon for a job. Anybody on here that could tell me about the area?
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    If you gotta ask this question in Too Hot, the answer can't be good...
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    My daughter lived there for 13 months. She said downtown is the best place to live but it is expensive. Where is the job?
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    My grand father and my father both grew up there. Great Baseball town. It is real easy to become a Cardinal fan. Hockey is big there and the Blues are usually a decent team. Also there is a big time rivalry between the Cardinals and the Cubs, the Blues and the Blackhawks, the Rams and the Bears. Those games are usually sell outs. The out lying towns in Missouri and Illinois have great deals on real estate. Edwardsville Illinois is home to Southern Illinois and is a beautiful town. Word of extreme warning stay out of East St Louis if possible (cess pool of crime). If you like authentic German and Italian food you will not be disappointed. They have a good zoo and the location around the zoo has one of the best municipal parks in the nation. It is called Forest Park. The river front is fun to see and of course a ride up to the top of the arch is a must do. On the Illinois side there is the ga mouse Cayhokia Indian Mounds. These things are amazingly big. A bout a 1,000 years ago that area had a Native American city of 30,000 plus people.
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    If you're an outdoorsman, St Louis is awfully close to some of the best deer, turkey, and waterfowl hunting in the country.

    I live about 3 hours away...it's a really neat city- stay the hell out of East St Louis.
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    Why?
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    invest in a bullet proof jacket
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    The job is in downtown St. Louis I believe. We are looking for a place outside St. Louis. Suburb living is what we are used to but not sure how home prices compare to the ones here in Georgia.
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    If you buy a house, educate yourself on the impact the river could have on your life where the house is located.

    Check out a place called Ted Drewes Frozen Custard on old Route 66. It's a popular stop after a Cardinal game. You'll never eat ice cream anywhere else after you try it.
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    a lot of times when people asks a question---they already know the answer-----but don't like the answer. So they try to get others to convince them otherwise.
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    No I am asking the question because I have no idea. I've done Internet searches and from what I gather I need to stay away from north and east ends of St. Louis. I have lived in Macon, Ga most of my life. I mean where I live now has a high crime rate and not too long ago was I. The top ten in murders in the country. All the crime though happens on the east, west, and south areas of the city. I live on the north end of the city where there is relatively low crime. I am just trying to get educated on the areas of the city and the surrounding suburb areas.
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    Macon was always a city I was glad to pass through or around. Something about that place was dismal.
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    If your coming I-75 through Macon than yes it looks pathetic. Macon does have really nice areas but its not close to I-75.
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    That's because they put I-75 right through the poorer part of town, cutting the African-American community in two.
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    We spent a little time in St. Louis when living in Paris, TN. It was closer to us that Atlanta.

    As a tourist place lots to do there- great sports, there are casinos, good places to eat and the Gators will be within a 2-3 hour drive every two years....
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    I guess that's it. If I didn't bypass the town on 475 I cut through on I-75 and then 16 going up through Gray when going to the mountains.
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    Why stay out East St?

    Do like being alive? Do you like keeping your possessions.

    Lets start here:
    1, Some photos of every day East St. Louis https://www.google.com/search?q=eas...jGorXyAGtioCYDQ&ved=0CFwQsAQ&biw=320&bih=417#

    2, The problems of East St. Louis are not new. The city has been a has been a cess pool for many generations. Thirty years ago my wife's ex-husband was too drunk to complete his home. So he pulled over into the emergency lane on the interstate in East St. Louis and fell asleep. the following morning he was was I awaken by the St. Louis police. They helped him out of the car and walked him to a squad car. he asked them if he was going to jail. They stopped and laughed. they turned him around and he got a good look at his car. it was up on four concrete blocks and both the trunk and the hood wer open. The car had been stripped clean inside and outside. gone No charges were filed because there was no evidence of him drunk driving. Before they left him in the company of a wrecking service they told him that he was lucky. Another guy did the same as him the prior month and he did not wake up because his throat was slit ear to ear.
    3, It is probably the only city in the USA that had warning signs advising people to watch out for falling bricks from the buildings. Some of the sidewalks have nets above them to protect pedestrian from falling debris.
    4. One year I was taking my kids to the zoo. We were coming from Edwardsville Illinois and I took a shortcut through East St. Louis. It was 8 AM And I was stopped At intersection waiting on a traffic light. There was a saloon at each corner of the intersection. Just as the light turned green the doors of one of saloons burst open and two drunks come rolling out onto the street fighting tooth and nail. I could not go through the intersection until the fight migrated into the next saloon.
    5, http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/20...ops-outgunned-as-cuts-let-killers-thrive.html

    http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/il/east-st-louis/crime/

    http://www.city-data.com/bs/ad.iphone.php?r=/forum/showthread.php?t=745814

    http://ghettoamerica.blogspot.com/2006/05/east-st-louis.html?m=1
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    You guys sure know how to put a damper on Meet Me in St Louis, one of my favorite movies.

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