Hannibal wrote:soccerfreak wrote:Hannibal wrote:modmx wrote:Agreed. But I can atleast have sports, nightlife and shopping in St. Louis. Not a big fan of cornfields
Sports are probably bigger in C-U than in STL. And the nightlife is available without rapedanger.
Haha as someone who grew up in Stl, I think its classification as abnormally "dangerous" is one of the funniest, most overblown things on TLS.
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20101122/ap_ ... ous_cities
Yeah those rankings get thrown around a lot. It's also common knowledge, at least in the area, that those statistics are abnormally large because they are based on population within the city limits, which haven't been expanded in over 130 years because of some clause in the city constitution. For comparison, the Stl metro area has approx twice the population of Kansas City, yet KC's "city" population is much larger.
Look, I'm not trying to say that Stl is safer than a college town, just commenting on how overblown the whole thing is. After reading comments on here, I've often wondered how I was able to grow up without getting mugged at least twice while trying to make it to my friendly neighborhood Wal-mart.