Originally published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch April 19, 2016.
Neighborhoods and local accessibility are arguably the largest assets that St. Louis has to offer. Folks who live around you are also the same folks whom you see at school events, the grocery store and on the street. That tight-knit feeling is why so many people love St. Louis. Yet, our largest strength is, at times, also our largest weakness.Read more
Where’d you go to high school? I went to Marquette, my mom went to Normandy, and my dad went to Parkway West. That means I’m from Chesterfield, my mom is from Wellston, and my dad is from Ballwin. Yet, in reality my family is from St. Louis. These municipalities exist as glorified neighborhoods.Read more
While social strife has launched Missouri into the national (and international spotlight), the region is traditionally known for its friendly residents. It’s one of the main reasons so many people feel St. Louis is a great town to raise a family. Having lived in Denver for a few years and going to school on the east coast, I have been able to find mutual friends or acquaintances in common by asking a random strangers sporting Cardinals gear where they attended high school.Read more