Harry Ballsogna wrote:Seems like a lot of the good choices for the Central West End are disappearing off craigslist. Maybe I'm just freaking out though? Anyone have specific buildings or agencies they recommend for the CWE area?
Hi, I have never been to St. Louis (so I have never seen any of these buildings). But I did some research online, looked at a lot of review sites, etc. These were some that seemed recommended that I wrote down and maybe you could check out. I looked for studios/one bedrooms though. A few pages back fl0w posted about his search and having actually been to St. Louis his post will be way more useful than mine.
Studio $450-550, 1BR $600-700, does not include utilities. http://leerealtyproperties.com/features/4515_features.html
Tall building. Reviews say age of the building is sometimes a problem but staff is very good. On-street parking. The lady I called said she will have availability.
Studio $750, 1 bedroom more than thathttp://www.frontdoorstl.com/?pg=property&pid=4616lindell
This is where I ended up (partly due to fl0w's review). Rent includes utilities and Internet. The inside is new with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, central air, washer and dryer in every apartment. Garage parking available. However, my 415 sq. foot studio is very small and, while the building itself got lots of good reviews, people complained about a staff that ignores maintenance requests. Not sure if they'll have availability - they told me my studio was the only one available although I don't know if that's just to scare me into renting immediately.
Large 1BR $850
Building is old and looks really nice. Rent includes utilities. Garage parking available. When I called, they only had a large 1BR with a mini-office for $850, but said other places including studios might be opening up.
Other places with good reviews that I didn't end up really investigating:
The Chesterfield (--LinkRemoved--)
3949 Lindell (very expensive, --LinkRemoved--)