St. Louis Apartment Hunting

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    Aug 01, 2008 10:51 PM GMT
    Hi all,

    Well now that my vacation is over, I'm moving to St. Louis to start grad school at Wash U. However, word of mouth about St. Louis' crime stats have me a bit unsure of where to move. I'm looking for a place that is safe, within 10 minutes driving distance of the Wash U Medical Campus, 1 or 2 bedrooms, and 650 ish rent (or possibly more if utilities are included.)

    I don't really like big apartment complexes, but small ones (10 to 20 units) are ok. If you are in the area and know of any, let me know. If you can tell me which streets and neighborhoods near Wash U Medical Campus are safe, that would be great. In the meantime, I'll go back to hitting refresh over and over on craigslist. Thanks in advance for any help or info provided by fellow St. Louisians.
  • DCEric

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    Aug 02, 2008 1:28 AM GMT
    Exactly what page on craigslist are you refreshing? icon_twisted.gif

    /couldn't resist
    //knows nothing about St. Louis
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    Aug 02, 2008 1:41 AM GMT
    Ummm...when does grad school start? Hopefully not this semester because wouldn't you be a tad bit late in looking into an apartment? Does Wash U not have any resources in helping you find a good apartment at a reasonable price?
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    Aug 02, 2008 4:18 AM GMT
    Actually I have plenty of time to find an apartment, about 20 days left actually icon_smile.gif The main issue is knowing which areas are safe. Wash U says Central West End is good but I scheduled to see some apartments there and while some streets in CWE were ok, some I didn't even stop at when I saw the types of people who were hanging around.

    So yeah, basically I need some locals to suggest some of the safer areas.

    QUOTEExactly what page on craigslist are you refreshing?


    First I need a place to bring people to before I can check the "other" craiglist places icon_twisted.gif