YIKES, My brother lived in St. Louis for several years and I have spent many long weekends there visiting and have found it to be a very nice City. Regarding parking, what big city has easy parking, it is what comes with the territory. In my opinion as far as big midwestern city's go St. Louis ain't to bad.Xing500 said:Goodness shut up!! Let me guess, your from the suburbs? What's wrong with the parking? Not enough, too much? I would have to say, there's too much. I'm guessing you didn't make it to Washington Avenue this past weekend either? Conservative my ass, the metro area is very 50/50.
I'm still in College. At this point, I dont CHOOSE where I live. The best I could do was to move to Chicago after high school to study art. I would stay in St. Louis, but I wanted the best art school in the country, which is in Chicago. When I'm done and with a job I'll be back in St. Louis City. That's a promise. You're saying that a majority of St. Louis is ghetto? Yes, St. Louis has crime and crumbling homes, but where is your evidence that a "majority" of St. Louis is ghetto? Also, if St .Louis was ghetto, does this mean that in the United States once a city goes "ghetto" we should just leave it to rot ?bet on me said:I don't live in the 'burbs. I never have as of yet although I do frequent them.
Some cities have solved parking issues better than others, I don't feel that St. Louis is one of the more successful.
St. Louis does have some beautiful buildings and some beautiful homes. It also has boarded up buildings and crumbling streets more than any other city I have been to.
I think pictures of North City, South Hampton, Delmar west of Skinker and near Tower Grove would give a more well-rounded view of St. Louis City. I'll take some to add to the collection soon.
I have never been to Detroit but I feel Chicago is mroe successful at making the city an enjoyable place compared to StL. Chicago has shopping and thriving businesses in the city. Awesome public transportaion. St. Louis City doesn't have attractions that really DRAW people into the city. The City Museum is really cool but the arch is more of a tourist thing. Been there once the desire to go again is lacking. It is a beautiful monument, though. Not much shopping and theres too much reported crime for alot of people to go at night.
Xing-that "shut up" thing ALMOST hurt my feelings. last I checked O'Fallon was a suburb in Illinois- why would I be so terrible to live in one? I don't think there's a need to get spastic. I thought opinions were welcomed here. But thanks for being so insightful.
Well most St. Louisans consider the city to be "northern."bestnightmare said:nice. looks like there's a ton of potential in the central city. i could be wrong, but what other city west of the mississippi has red brick rowhouses? i can't think of any...i think s.f. has townhouses as part of its original stock, but for the most part they aren't made of brick for obvious seismic reasons
the one time i've visited st louis, i was surprised at how 'northern' parts of it looked (e.g. rowhouses) - almost like a love-child between chicago and baltimore