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    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Southwest Garden is a neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri with a population of 7,886. Southwest Garden is one of the best places to live in Missouri. Living in Southwest Garden offers residents an urban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Southwest Garden there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Southwest Garden and residents tend to be liberal.
About Southwest Garden...
Population
7,886

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$148,854
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$727
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    59%
  • Own
    41%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    267
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    115
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    280
    500
  • Theft
    1,707
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    497
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,472
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Many walkable independent restaurants; we have not visited a chain restaurant in about 9 years! They tend to be very community-based, and after going a few times, you are recognized, and they learn your name. It's almost like your own "Cheers"---where everyone knows your name. In that way, it functions as a small town, but yet this area is large enough that you don't feel like you're boxed in.

Near here is the Hill, which is "Old Italy". Lots of expensive, very mediocre restaurants that have no windows. Go to South Grand where there is multitude of ethnic restaurants.
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Many independent stores/restaurants. We rarely visit a chain or anything. The grocery store is known throughout MO, but they are independently owned. Many coffee shops to walk to. Tower Grove Park has food trucks, farmer's market, etc.
I am just starting to see "help wanted" signs in shop windows. However, the market for healthcare hiring is low. Most of the job openings are for minimum wage service jobs.