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All over the US there are empty houses at the moment. Some are foreclosure and pre-foreclosure homes, some are empty because the homeowners relocated for a new job and haven't been able to sell. Who's taking care of them? Some things you can just turn off and leave, but other things need to be maintained and checked periodically. I went to preview one home the other day where the grass and weeds were taller than I am (I'm 5'1" tall). I've gone into homes where the basements were so full of spider webs that (26 comments)
Defining the St Louis Metro Area - St Louis A GREAT Place to Call Home - 06/22/09 01:42 AM
Welcome to St Louis! While we're noted for being a metropolitan area, with all the amenities and tourist attractions of a major metropolitan area, St Louis is noted for it's friendly, welcoming smile. Many years ago, the City of St Louis decided that the County growing up around it was going to be a drain on it's financial resources. As a result, the City literally divorced itself from the county. The City of St Louis lost when it did that because the City then became land and river locked and couldn't grow. The County proceeded to grow and expand, gradually pulling (0 comments)
A Tongue in Cheek Look at Driving in St Louis - 06/22/09 01:37 AM
Here's a tongue in cheek look at driving in St Louis. When you're ready to start looking at homes, give me a call, I know my way around and will be there to help you find the right home in the right area!A VISITOR'S GUIDE TO DRIVING IN ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI: The morning rush hour is from 6:00 to 10:00 am. The evening rush hour is from 3:00 to 7:00 PM. Friday's rush hour starts Thursday morning. Gravois Road can only be pronounced by a native. Ditto for Spoede and Chouteau. Construction on Highways 40, 64, 70, 255, 270, 44, (1 comments)
The Butterfly House in Chesterfield Missouri - 06/22/09 01:18 AM
I had a GREAT time recently at the Butterfly House at Faust Park. They held a reception for people who had donated a paving stone in front of the building. The butterfly house is always a wonderful place to go. This time there seemed to be even more butterflies flittering around then the last time I was there. One particular butterfly was hitching a ride on a gentleman's head. The man had walked all the way through the butterfly house - the butterfly would periodically flit off only to come back right away. The gentleman kept saying that his student's wouldn't (0 comments)
130 Year Old Treasure - St Louis's Own Forest Park! - 06/22/09 01:12 AM
Guess what's 130 years old? St Louis's own Forest Park! While most people think Forest Park was created for the 1904 World's Fair (officially the Louisiana Purchase Exposition), the Park actually existed long before that. The original plan for the park was rejected by the voters in St Louis in 1864, but 10 years later, in 1874 legislation was passed to create 3 parks in St Louis - O'Fallon Park, Carondelet Park and Forest Park. It took 2 more years before Forest Park was completed and opened to the public. It hasn't closed since! With lots of water from the River (0 comments)
The St Louis Zoo - Summer Concerts Make It A Hippo Hoppin Place to Be - 06/21/09 11:54 PM
The St Louis Zoo - What a GREAT place for the whole family. It doesn't matter what age you are, the zoo is fun. When I was a young girl, I remember taking a class at the zoo with my mother one summer. I don't even remember what the class was really about (I think it was on birds, but I'm not sure now) but I remember going to the zoo every day for a week with my mother to go to "our" special class. A few days ago, I went with a group of adult friends - we petted and (0 comments)
Summer Concert Fun in Chesterfield, Missouri for 2009 - 06/21/09 11:06 PM
Want to have some great fun?? St Louis is famous for its free outdoor summer concerts!! This summer Chesterfield's line up includes: June 23: Billy Peek June 30: Spectrum July 7: The X-Jazz and Swing Band July 14: Hudson and the Hoodoo Cats July 21: Trilogy July 28: The Ralph Butler Band August 4: Yessir The Chesterfield concerts are held at the wonderful Faust Park (15185 Olive Blvd). The concerts start at 7 pm, but you can arrive as early as 5 pm to grab your spot on the grass (bring your own blanket or chair). The Chesterfield Chamber of (0 comments)
What's All The Buzz About Chesterfield Missouri? - 06/21/09 10:50 PM
OK, so you are searching for a home and you are looking in the greater St Louis area and trying to make sense of where the different communities are located and what they are like and your friends keep saying, "Check out Chesterfield." "You've got to see Chesterfield." So what is the buzz about Chesterfield really about? I can give you basic data facts: Chesterfield is located in West County, officially 22 miles from downtown St Louis. It was incorported in 1988 and covers about 32 square miles. The population of Chesterfield is just under 50,000 people. The median household (0 comments)
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