Forest Park Southeast, What’s Happening in StL!

One of the cool, up and coming parts of St Louis City is the Grove in the Forest Park Southeast neighborhood.  This neighborhood is located south of the massive BJC main campus, Central West End, and Interstate 64, east of Kingshighway, and north of Vandeventer.  The Grove started out as a few popular nightclubs andContinue reading “Forest Park Southeast, What’s Happening in StL!”

What Makes a Great City?

Early in my real estate career, one of my mentors told me an analogy. “Neighborhoods are like mutual funds and individual homes are like stocks,” he explained further, “values rise and fall independently but they all have an effect on the overall quality of the neighborhood.” By the same reasoning, the overall value of theContinue reading “What Makes a Great City?”

Seven and a Half Ain’t Bad

City residents response to our presence in the media often ranges from frustration, to angst to sarcastic humor. Interestingly, the folks that seem the most suprised by the negative perception of St Louis are newer residents.  They hear all these negative viewpoints, then move here and enjoy the lower cost of real estate, lower taxes, and finally find that theContinue reading “Seven and a Half Ain’t Bad”

Let’s Make the ‘Burbs More Like the City

Hmmm. More transit. More density. Less Parking. Sounds sort of ….urban. This article from the Post Dispatch was refreshing. One of the most frustrating things about suburbia is being in malls and strip malls with hideous amounts of unused parking. These sterile asphalt tundras fill up maybe a few times a year. As the internetContinue reading “Let’s Make the ‘Burbs More Like the City”

Plenty of Great Things This Weekend!

This weekend is an awesome weekend to be in St. Louis! There are some great things to do and not enough time to do everything 😦 (unless you’re the Funky Butt Brass Band) My first pick is Taste of St. Louis downtown. It started today and runs through Sunday. Beyond the typical Foodie event, there’sContinue reading “Plenty of Great Things This Weekend!”