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Best Place to Live St. Louis 2012 - Tower Grove South

Readers' Choice: Readers' Choice: Central West End

The urban theorist Jane Jacobs described an ideal city neighborhood as one with a mix of low-rise residences and street-level businesses where people would be able to look out for one another. She had in mind New York's Greenwich Village, where she was living in the early 1960s when she wrote her seminal The Death and Life of Great American Cities, but we think she'd approve of Tower Grove South. Anchored at its north end by Tower Grove Park and on the east by the shops and restaurants on South Grand Boulevard, with the Morgan Ford Road strip running through its middle, Tower Grove South is one of the city's largest neighborhoods. It encompasses grand single-family homes, more modest bungalows, apartment buildings and four-families. You can drink PBR or fine wine, eat food harvested from farms 50 miles away or imported from 10,000, jog through the park or sit on your ass watching the game. (Which game? The Cardinals or soccer piped in from Europe via satellite?) Best of all, even if you don't know everyone you meet during an evening walk around the neighborhood, so many folks will smile and greet you, you'll feel as though you do.

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basenjigal
basenjigal

Love living in Tower Grove.  Walk to shops, resturants, very dog friendly, and one of the best parks in STL.  Love the diversity of this neighborhood.  Lived here for 4 years and plan to stay for a long time. 

TGSrules
TGSrules

stlprepscribe: you live in West County and hold a typical West County opinion. Let's let those who actually live in the city give the opinions. 

eunisha
eunisha

I really wished you had written this AFTER I had found my new home!!!! Prices are skyrocketing! I love TGP! South City is the place to be!

donre9
donre9

@DebbieMonterrey 9 years and you haven't been murdered or had your tongue sliced out of your mouth?? It's not so bad after all.

DavidSTLhss
DavidSTLhss

@DebbieMonterrey unless you have kids and cant afford private school. #unaccredited.

DebbieMonterrey
DebbieMonterrey

@donre9 Ha! I LOVE my 'hood. I think if you don't LOVE where you live, you're doing it wrong :-)

DebbieMonterrey
DebbieMonterrey

@stlprepscribe Actually, South City Prep and City Garden Montessori are K-8, FREE and doing great. So even THAT'S not true anymore.

DavidSTLhss
DavidSTLhss

@DebbieMonterrey city garden has a lottery. south city prep looks awesome...til middle school.

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