I love St. Louis. I love the diversity. I love the scenery. I love almost everything about it.
However, there have been 2 shootings in the last week within 2 blocks of my house. We are not in the bad part of town, we are in the "safe" part of town (as safe as you can get in the area).
I want to live in an area that is diverse and eclectic... I love the hippie scene and I love a good farmer's market (we have an amazing one). I love being able to walk everywhere. And I love being able to afford rent ($650 for a 2 bedroom house with a big yard).
But.. I don't want my kids to feel unsafe. I don't want my kids to BE unsafe.
Does a place exist that is affordable, safe, and diverse?