Reviews & Comments
Columbia, SCThinking of relocating Posted On: 1/7/2014 6:34:41 PM
I'm a 41 yr old African American female looking to leave STL. Wanting to distance myself from my family and start new. STL has more crime than most cities, so I think I can handle it. However, I don't want to move into it lol. I know what areas/zip codes to avoid here in the STL. What areas should I avoid in Columbia? How are race relations? I am experienced in social work but plan to transition into a professional sign language interpreter. Is it worth the move for someone like me?
Charlotte, NCre: Skeptical - 4/6/2013 Posted On: 12/28/2013 6:21:53 PM
You and me both. Dying to get out of St. Louis, but based on the opinions of residents in all the cities I've been considering I may as well by a boat and live on the river.
St. Louis, MODONT Posted On: 12/26/2013 5:39:02 PM
Lived here all my life. I'll keep it short and sweet. Dangerous, Poor housing market, sorry race relations, racism, sagging job market, brutal winters, lazy cops (want to get away with a crime? Move to Ain't Louis, Misery). Plan to move when I can unload these two homes (had to rent one because the market was too bad to sell and the cops didn't put an end to the harassment from a neighbor, though they arrested her several times and she's had over 30 restraining orders). It's trying to grow, but why try to entice people to move here when they'll just get robbed/beaten/murdered anyway? Anytime a white person comments on how bad race relations are you know the city has a problem. People steal the shine off of spit. Porch plants, Xmas bows on doors, you name it.
St. Louis, MOBelieve the stats Posted On: 12/26/2013 5:17:38 PM
Born and raised here, and looking for a place to relocate. Problem is, I have two homes I'll need to unload in a dismal housing market. Was being harassed by a neighbor and the cops did nothing, so I (and many others) had to rent our homes because we couldn't sell. Now I have two homes. I'm surrounded by renters because owners lost their homes, which means the neighborhood is declining. Therefore I HAVE to wait for the market to improve (4 bedroom next door sold for under $50,000). Violence is horrible. Dumb, senseless crimes by bored young adults and the legal system is a joke. Want to get away with a crime? Move to St. Louis. Only good thing about it is the cost of living. Otherwise it's like living in quicksand. And don't get me started on the racial tensions. When white people talk about how racist a city is you KNOW you have a problem.