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We’re #61!

CNN recently released their Best Places to Live for 2011.

Webster Groves, Missouri came in sixty-first.

They had this to say about Webster Groves:

Novelist Jonathan Franzen, who grew up here, has called Webster Groves “a friendly, unpretentious town.” Nestled among tall oak trees planted 200 years ago, the neighborhoods in Webster Groves–named for 19th century statesman Daniel Webster–offer considerable economic diversity. Just two miles outside St. Louis city limits, the town has affordable housing that draws young families, plus much more expensive homes. Public schools are some of the most competitive in the region. –D.B.

I tried to read one of Jonathan Franzen’s books and I must say I enjoy Webster Groves significantly more than I did his book.

Webster Groves Stats City stats Best Places
Median family income
(per year)
$88,167 $99,975
Job growth %
-7.08% 1.38%
Median home price $207,750 $265,929
Test scores reading
(% above/below state average)
55.1% 24.82%
Test scores math
(% above/below average)
44.0% 24.45%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 1 1
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 11 16
(within 15 miles)
2,984 2,758
High temp in July ° F 90.5° 84.1°
Low temp in Jan ° F 21.2° 20.9°
Median age 41.9 36.35

Now if only I could find a giant foam finger with 61 digits on it.


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