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Magazine Names St. Louis' Neighborhood "Best Bargain" in Nation

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A couple of the turn-of-century homes in Compton Heights, some of which can go for as low as $200,000, according to This Old House.
This Old House magazine shines a spotlight on St. Louis this month, singling out the Compton Heights neighborhood as one of the best bargains in the country for purchasing stately, old mansions on the cheap.

Writes the magazine in its April issue:
The streets, lined with towering trees, are named after men of letters, such as Hawthorne and Longfellow. The literary theme makes sense. Compton Heights has retained the look and feel of the 1880s, when it was developed, and to this day feels like it was torn from the pages of a Victorian novel.

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Your Momma
Your Momma

DD - Might be alot of crime, which would be why you can get beautiful house like that for 200k.

Almost be worth it.... although, I have to say, I doubt the two homes pictured would sell that low. They are too well taken care of...

Hey RFT how about listing some of the specific properties and their values to validate or debunk the article....

Douglas Duckworth
Douglas Duckworth

Are you kidding? This looks like crime central. Do they hand out a Mossberg shotgun and Humvee with purchase of these slums?

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