fl0w wrote:Also, remember the SLU Volleyball alum that was murdered in Central West End (1 block north of Lindell and Taylor)? Yeah. I love StL.
It's a city, there is going to be some crime, including violent crime. Go to Chicago, where the daily paper has a full page of the various shootings that happened the day before. I'm not saying STL is crime free, I'm saying if you live in a metro area there is going to be crime no matter where you go. STL's crime is no better or worse than most other major cities, it just gets a bad rep. http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/cr ... st-ranking
fl0w wrote:People in cities like NY and CHI love public transit
lolok. Because if there is one thing people love in the morning it's being stuffed like sardines in a metal tube, or waiting outside for the next bus because it's 7:00 AM and the last 4 have been full. They don't do it for the "cultural experience", they do it because it costs 45 bucks a day to park in the Chicago Loop.
ETA: This is not to say believe the whole "people fall in love with the city" schtick, it's a mediocre mid-sized Midwest city, no different than a Columbus OH or Milwaukee WI. If that is what you are into then you will like it, if you like either college towns or big cities better then you won't.