considering moving to florrisant

considering moving to florrisant

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new

United States

#1 Aug 7, 2013
Is florrisant a good location?id be moving with two young children that would attend the elementary school. Anyone thoughts would be very helpful in determining if we move there. Thank you in advance!!
TTU

Saint Louis, MO

#2 Aug 7, 2013
new wrote:
Is florrisant a good location?id be moving with two young children that would attend the elementary school. Anyone thoughts would be very helpful in determining if we move there. Thank you in advance!!
I would not recommend it. Once the kids hit middle school I think you would regret it. And the schools are getting nothing but worse.

IMHO a better choice with similar convenience is the Fox Hill Road area off HWY 94 in St Charles county. Literally a minute or two off of HWY 370 and excellent spanking new schools in the Orchard Farm district. Numerous affordable apartments and houses. Very nice.

Also check out the Blanchette neighborhood in St Charles next to HWY 370 opposite side. Pretty good schools, not as good as OF, but a lot of choices in aparts and homes and convenient to a lot of stuff.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#3 Aug 7, 2013
new wrote:
Is florrisant a good location?id be moving with two young children that would attend the elementary school. Anyone thoughts would be very helpful in determining if we move there. Thank you in advance!!
if your white i say bring it on, we need more white people in florissant. if you're black ,keep moving.
TTU

Saint Louis, MO

#4 Aug 7, 2013
TTU wrote:
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I would not recommend it. Once the kids hit middle school I think you would regret it. And the schools are getting nothing but worse.
IMHO a better choice with similar convenience is the Fox Hill Road area off HWY 94 in St Charles county. Literally a minute or two off of HWY 370 and excellent spanking new schools in the Orchard Farm district. Numerous affordable apartments and houses. Very nice.
Also check out the Blanchette neighborhood in St Charles next to HWY 370 opposite side. Pretty good schools, not as good as OF, but a lot of choices in aparts and homes and convenient to a lot of stuff.
BTW both the Fox Hill and Blanchette areas are pretty mixed race.

If you look in Blanchette, I'd stay a few blocks away from the public housing complexes though.
GossipIsallUrGoo d4

United States

#5 Aug 24, 2013
I wouldn't listen to TTU when it comes to discussing the schools in NO CO. His child/children no longer attend and he no longer lives in the area. My recommendation is to visit the area, schools, churches, shopping etc. and see if the area has what you and your family are looking for in a community.
TTU

Saint Louis, MO

#6 Aug 26, 2013
GossipIsallUrGood4 wrote:
I wouldn't listen to TTU when it comes to discussing the schools in NO CO. His child/children no longer attend and he no longer lives in the area. My recommendation is to visit the area, schools, churches, shopping etc. and see if the area has what you and your family are looking for in a community.
Yes I have been out of the area for a while, but confer regularly with several of my kid's former teachers in HSD who are parents in FZD with us. My kids also Facebook regularly with HSD and FFSD friends, and my wife and I have numerous friends with kids in both HSD and FFSD. None of those sources give flattering reviews of either district. So I was just passing that on to the prospective district parent.

We kind of stumbled upon the Fox Hill area when looking at New Town, and it is really nice, relatively modern, affordable, and has great schools with a mixed race crowd, and very conveniently located. The Blanchette area is very much like Ferguson, but with a less problem plagued school district.

I am just trying to help this person out with my honest opinion.
Its my town too

Ashburn, VA

#7 Sep 4, 2013
If your looking to buy, many nice homes available.If your a lazy sec 8 renter please move on. We have enough in this town that run our neighborhoods down and the value of our homes.By the way, to one's already here " You can BUY lawn mowers at Wal-Mart less than $100 and they have lay a way. Grass should only grow deep in the fields and woods, not in neighbors yards.Also please tell your kids that concrete strip is a side walk used to walk on, not in middle of the street and dare someone to tell you to move.
hardhead

Florissant, MO

#8 Sep 5, 2013
Its my town too wrote:
If your looking to buy, many nice homes available.If your a lazy sec 8 renter please move on. We have enough in this town that run our neighborhoods down and the value of our homes.By the way, to one's already here " You can BUY lawn mowers at Wal-Mart less than $100 and they have lay a way. Grass should only grow deep in the fields and woods, not in neighbors yards.Also please tell your kids that concrete strip is a side walk used to walk on, not in middle of the street and dare someone to tell you to move.
boy, ain't that the truth!
Florissant Resident

Matawan, NJ

#9 Sep 5, 2013
I put in the low hundreds of miles weekly in Florissant, and while kids do occasionally walk down the middle of the street, they always get out of the way.
The Central Scrutinzer

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Sep 5, 2013
new wrote:
Is florrisant a good location?id be moving with two young children that would attend the elementary school. Anyone thoughts would be very helpful in determining if we move there. Thank you in advance!!
If you are wanting to have an open and intelligent discussion with or good information than you've come to the wrong place, but i'll try to help.

The short answer is yes with a few caveats - good bargain housing stock and a few good schools are the good points, leadership is attrocious (both schools and local gov't).
For public elementary schools the Combs and Halls Ferry schools are both good (based first hand knowledge from ferg/flor employees), Sacred Heart, St Sabina and North County Christian are all excellent if you want to bypass the public system. The good Dr Art McCoy has couple of years to get his shit together or else Ferg/Flor is on track to loose their accredidation.

Regarding the city - there are still a few good areas to live, it's reasonably safe and we have an excellent police and fire district. The city itself has lost it's gold standard (putting it mildly) code enforcement is non exsistent, meaningful new business developement is very lame.
The city does have potential for good things and i believe if we were to have a change in local gov't (city manager?) it could get much better.

So, if you want a nice bargain home in a safe neighborhood, decent schools and your needs are basic (we have Walmart comming don't you know) then Florissant is a safe bet.

Oh yeah, bring your golf clubs.

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