Kabuo wrote:notedgarfigaro wrote:punkyg0608 wrote:I'm from St. Louis so I've been reading the Post-Dispatch lately, and I've been seeing all kinds fo articles about safety in U City. Is U City an ok place to live while attending WUSTL? I don't really want to live in a dangerous neighborhood if I don't have to. I've also heard north of the loop is more dangerous than south of the loop, does that sound about right?
U City is very safe, and yes south of the loop is safer than north of the loop, but I know several people who live north of the loop and are perfectly fine. I'm south of the loop and I've had zero problems. I love the location personally; it's a 7 minute walk to the law school and when I'm lazy (i.e. every day), there's a campus shuttle that stops right at my apartment so you save $500 on the parking permit. The only problem is that seemingly most of the social gatherings happen in the CWE, but other than that, I couldn't be happier.
Not going to talk about the safety stuff since I live CWE, but I will say that the bolded seems like a grass is greener type thing.
U City has a much younger vibe than the CWE. I feel more comfortable in the CWE because there are more bars that I won't run into undergrads in. But yeah, I guess it depends on what you're looking for.