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Moving to St. Louis
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I am moving to St. Louis, MO (actually St. Peters a suburb of
St. Louis) with my husband and two children (6 and 2). Any
special children's groups or activities that you can pass on to
me would be helpful. Also anything that will help me acclimate
myself and family to the area would be appreciated.
I grew up in a St. Louis suburb called University City. It is a
college town and is very much like Berkeley on a smaller scale.
I don't quite remember where St. Peters is, but you can look
forward to free zoo, and free art museum in Forest Park. Free
ice skating on the ponds there in the winter, too. The weather
is mostly summer and winter, hardly any spring or fall. That'll
take a while to get used to, but you will. Good luck.
U. City Girl
I'm from St. Louis, and, admittedly, haven't lived there for a
long time, but I do have some recommendations which might help.
I went to a great preschool/elementary school, which is still
going strong, called Forsyth School. It's located across the
street from Washington University, which might be a drive from
St. Peters(I lived closer in), but definitely worth looking into.
Also, great places to take kids, all near Forest Park (the main
city park built during the 1904 world's fair): the great zoo,
the art museum, the science center. Also, in tower grove a bit
south of there, the wonderful Missouri Botanical Garden. I'm
sure that all of these city institutions have special programs
for kids; they might be good places to start.
St. Louis is a very kid-friendly city, and I think it's a good
place to grow up. Now (autumn) is a great time of year to move
there! The summer's might be a bit of an adjustment...
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