Fiero85 wrote:You could definitely get a place in Soulard to fit your preferences but it's gonna take more effeort/leg work.
Pros - It's gonna be by far the cheapest of the ones discussed so far, and within biking distance of downtown and the Arch park. So that's a plus. If you find a nice place in Soulard it's still gonna be cheap as can be.
Cons - older, not as nice of a neighborhood in terms of updates/renovations, and much louder/wild on holidays and some weekends (Mardi Gras is like a an annual party tornado in Soulard, a hurricane of people drunk on hurricanes and AB products). Not sure if you care but just a heads up on that. Might fit your "interesting" criterion lol
Thanks -- so let me get this straight:
It'll be harder to find a nice place in Soulard? That seems like the main con, right? Assuming I'm able to find a nice place, how much of a concern is the general loudness of the neighborhood? I'll definitely spend the occasional night out partying ... but at 30 and heading to a firm, would probably rather not be kept up regularly by college students or whoever else (that's somewhat of a concern of mine about living close to the universities in the western part of the city). Is Soulard St. Louis's equivalent of Wrigleyville (where drunk bros make life generally pretty unpleasant on or around the main streets 3+ nights a week -- but also where you can find some nicer quieter places a couple blocks further away from the action)?