New Study Lists 10 Suburbs to Move to Because St. Louis Has "Bad Reputation"

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St. Louis suburbs dominate this year's list of the top ten places to live in Missouri, but the study's authors couldn't help throwing St. Louis a jab over its violent crime and other "sinful" attributes.

Real estate website Movoto released the list Thursday, analyzing Missouri's cities based on seven criteria: cost of living, crime rate, high school diploma attainment, median household income, median home value, median rent price and unemployment rate.

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Glendale ranked No. 1 on Movoto's list.
Glendale -- the city so small and quaint it's more of a Webster Groves suburb than a St. Louis suburb -- tops the list with high scores in employment and high school diploma attainment. Living in Missouri's "best" city comes at a price: The cost of living is 32 points above the national average.

St. Louis appears to be nowhere near the top 50 cities in Missouri, according to Movoto, which named St. Louis as the No. 1 most sinful city in America -- beating out Las Vegas, even -- in June.

"While St. Louis may have acquired a bit of a bad reputation in recent years for a few reasons, it's worth repeating that all of these cities [in the top ten] are actually suburbs of it," Randy Nelson writes for Movoto. "They are the silver -- or in the case of Glendale, platinum -- lining, if you will."

See also: St. Louis No. 1 "Most Sinful" City In America, Report Says; RFT Chooses Top 7 Places To Sin

That "bad reputation" comes from St. Louis' sins, such as having more strip clubs (lust), violent crime (wrath), obese people (gluttony) and cosmetic surgeons (pride) per capita than other American cities.

(These top ten cities don't have such squeaky-clean records themselves. Remember that Town & Country millionaire murder last year? Or the Clayton parking garage bombing? Talk about envy and wrath!)

Here are Missouri's top ten cities to live in, all located just outside St. Louis, according to Movoto:

1. Glendale
2. Town & Country
3. Ladue
4. Wildwood
5. Chesterfield
6. Creve Coeur
7. Dardenne Prairie
8. Clayton
9. Ballwin
10. Manchester

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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204 comments
pnpl
pnpl

why is everyone jumping up rft's ass?  they're just pointing out the irony of a study that they did not conduct themselves.

Zenovia Caldwell
Zenovia Caldwell

It depends. All kinds of people live in STL City. I live in the County but I'd move to some of those places if I could afford it comfortably.

Angela Santer
Angela Santer

Really! My thought was if someone is living in St. Louis city and wanting to move, I don't see them moving to any of these locations.

Jamie Van
Jamie Van

Bravo, Mitchell! \U0001f44f\U0001f44f\U0001f44f\U0001f44f

Jamie Van
Jamie Van

So, it's the top 10 suburbs to move to if you're rich and white? All of those places are boring AF.

Suzanne Eskandari
Suzanne Eskandari

I'm am sick and tired of reading negative articles about St, Louis. For those of you who continually criticize this beautiful, historical city - GET A LIFE! Goodbye RFT and good riddance!

Ken Cotton
Ken Cotton

Strip clubs??? Did stl open up some strip clubs that I don't know about??? Sauget, Brooklyn and Washington park ILL is not stl.

Zenovia Caldwell
Zenovia Caldwell

Hopefully you have the money to live in these "high end" areas. Must be nice..

Mitchell Easter
Mitchell Easter

Really? Tell me something I don't know. How about that there is reality in this? Do you live in St Louis or make the claim to live in "St Louis"? What do you presently do or have done to contribute to the betterment of maybe a few people? One person you have never met? Society? Do you reach out to your politicians and elected officials to express your concerns or ideas to make things better? Whether it is for your interests, your neighborhoods interests, your community, your friend, do you reach out to politicians in other states to make your voice heard? Until the instilled, indoctrinated, and institutional ideologies and misperceptions are no more someone and a lot of people need to speak up and give a voice to the under dog. Just shut up now and go do something creative. Oh that's right you probably can't, won't, or don't care.

Janeyre Bronte'
Janeyre Bronte'

I agree with you, Paul Huber. Give me, my City Life... No suburbs for me... Crime is everywhere almost. Just the sound is different. All of Cultural activity is located in the City... The good thing about the burbs, is the schools, malls... That's it...

BN Myers
BN Myers

The fact that the top 10 cities to live in in MISSOURI are all basically in St. Louis is a bunch of BS haha.

Bob Stclair
Bob Stclair

Funny how these places are predominantly white ! No pine lawn or north co/charlack ..... wonder why it's a nice place to live !!!!!!! ;) !!!

Mitchell Easter
Mitchell Easter

Sure suburbs are great if you want to live in thrown together cheap plastic and cardboard houses that you could break through with little effort. Then drive everywhere, have limited encounters with reality living in a superficial shell, have snooty neighbors, live in an all white subdivision...so on. These are the newer burbs of course where everyone is deathly afraid of the city, it's sin, and black people. Let's not forget how moronic it is they gladly drive to the city for a baseball game and are trembling to find a place to park. Dbag says to bimbo wife and f-tard kids: "let's go see the cardinals in the big city and eat on the hill and not parallel park properly and hitting the neighboring cars while being afraid." "Mommy I'm scared."

James Hassinger
James Hassinger

What strip club is in saint louis? They're all in Illinois

Mark Sullivan
Mark Sullivan

St Louis had a Bad Rep, because the county and city are separate, so the statistic was skewed. But since the events of August 2014, those statistics have been re-enforced by idiots, and thugs who wanted their flash of fame.

Joseph G. Frank
Joseph G. Frank

Glendale, really? It's generally very quiet and tranquil yes, but has maybe a dozen businesses - gotta go at least to Warson Woods just to get groceries. Hardly a full-service city.

Steve Ernst
Steve Ernst

The Riverfront Times is such ass wipe, but i guess we need something to line hamster cages.

complexbear
complexbear

What percentage of those plastic surgeries were for people who live in the 10 cities listed? I'd venture a guess of over 80%. All these rating things are as accurate as Fox News on a bad day anyway.

Andi Worzel
Andi Worzel

You're papers make great fire starters..Thanks RFT.

Heather Louis
Heather Louis

Take your joke of a "newspaper" to another city, if you think St. Louis is so bad.

Jill Kummer
Jill Kummer

Actually, they are all in St. Louis county. St. Louis city is it's own entity. It is not located in St. Louis county. There are several other cities, like Indianapolis, that are also their own "county."

Mack Kirk
Mack Kirk

Yeah they're about as St. Louis as Ferguson is.

Timothy McBride
Timothy McBride

Pretty absurd since all of these places are actually *in* St. Louis

Tara Broadway
Tara Broadway

O'fallon is nice but way too many people on HWY K

shanef22
shanef22

I have lived in the Ferguson community for 10 years.  I feel if you have young children, this is probably one of the more upscale communities, with great schools in the greater st. Louis area.  Anyone moving to the area, please do no be alarmed by the high home prices, its just due to the fact so many covet this area. 

annlena49
annlena49

In a 30plus year old subdivision in Wildwood

Bill Roth
Bill Roth

U would have to bee crazy to live in st.louis.remember u only have one life

Quinn Travis
Quinn Travis

I live in the "suburbs" versus city because of the schools. Period. My kids are biracial, and still yet, do not want to go to completely urban schools, they want diversity. Its about balance. Too much of either has its down side if u ask me. I want to live in a peaceful community that I feel safe in. Their is nothing wrong with that.

Matthew Susick
Matthew Susick

Jesus, just stay south of Delmar and you'll be fine in St. Louis. Just be alert of your surroundings. I live in St. Charles but I still travel to St. Louis from time to time.

Thomas Joseph Leb
Thomas Joseph Leb

I live where I play. Tell me again about the interesting things to do in suburbs where you can't hardly get a drink after 9pm on a weekend?

Joshua Young
Joshua Young

WTFH? Saint Louis is just fine. Oh that's right! I help make Saint Louis's bad repuatation! Right!

John Null
John Null

For us millennials, I don't know anybody, and I literally mean ZERO people, who have any intentions of living in the suburbs. It's the City or nothing for us young folks. The sin is fun.

lakotagrem
lakotagrem

Also, every city you've listed is expensive.

adplatt126
adplatt126

Obviously. Nothing's more fun than random violence, unfettered aggression, occasional riots and non-consensual sex. Oh wait... "Boring", the final argument of a university indoctrinated Marxist fool clinging to his/her anti-white prejudices.

adplatt126
adplatt126

Good lord your anti-white racism is extreme. Funny the things the oligarchs and their internet monitors countenance and the things they don't. It says a lot about their values and agenda.

jmachiejr
jmachiejr

Didn't you get the memo? According to a bunch of people on here you must be a racist and not want to be around non whites based on your decision to live outside the city :)

annlena49
annlena49

It's not expensive to live in these suburbs if you live in a house you bought 35 years ago for $85000 and is paid for. Electricity, groceries, gasoline all cost the same wherever you live. Wildwood has no city property tax. Our taxes are the same as before incorporation.

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