Jay2716 wrote:My fiancée and I are looking at a couple of places right now, one at McPherson and Taylor, the other on Lindell between Boyle and Sarah. Any input on areas? (We're going to be a one-car family with my fiancée working at a restaurant and finishing her degree at UMSL, so ideally I need to be able to walk/bike/bus or rail to school)
I live near McPherson and Taylor and love the area. You're walking distance to a lot of great bars/restaurants (Llywelyn's, Pi, Dressel's, Herbie's, etc. etc.), and you can walk to the Metro if you like (though it's probably a good ten minutes by foot; I'm lazy and usually drive, though I don't have a fiancee or anything).
My opinion on Lindell between Boyle and Sarah is that it might be a bit too far out and you'll especially have trouble with the walk to the Metro (probably stretching it closer to 15 minutes), and there isn't as much to do in that area.
My main points of praise for living near McPherson and Taylor are that there's always plenty of free street parking and you're close to the action, but not so close that the bars/nightlife are going to keep you up at night.
Feel free to PM me if you want to talk about anything more specific.