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What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About University City

I love that's it's a really quiet neighborhood and that there are a lot of trees and green grass it is a beautiful environment for children

We have great small town restaurants and cafes. Everyone in the neighborhood is friendly and speaks to one another.

WHATS UNIQUE IS EVERYONE IS ANTIQUE AND HAVE BEEN LIVING THERE SINCE 1920'S MY GRANNY WAS THE OLDEST SHE WAS 99YRS OLD SHE PAST LAST YEAR. WE HAVE 3 SHOPS IN THE HOOD THAT SELL CHIPS AND SODAS CIGERETTES ETC I LIKE TO GO OUT TO RESTURANTS WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS

The things I like most are how low my rent is, and because everyone stays to their selves. I live in a 2 bed, 1 bath, single family home, with a good sized backyard and only pay $300 a month. This could be seen as a good or bad thing, but because everyone is so mean and rude, I don't have to ever worry about "nosey neighbors" or anymore people only pretending to be my friend to accomplish their alternative motive.

The nature is one of a kind. The police presence it very good for the area and vehicle traffic is at a minimum.

It is centrally located and has lot of restaurants and bars. It is close to everything and you can drive anywhere

Who Lives Here

University City Demographics

Education

High School

15%

Associate's

15%

Bachelor's

18%

Master's

13%

Doctorate

40%

Family Size

2 people

51%

3 people

24%

4 people

15%

5 people

7%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

41%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

8%

200k+

13%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

9%

20-45

42%

45-65

22%

65+

18%

Affordability

How expensive is it in University City?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
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Nov '23-$1215$1350-
Oct '23-$1215$1350-
Sep '23-$1215$1350-
Aug '23-$1215$1350-
Jul '23-$1215$1350-
Jun '23-$1215$1350-
May '23-$1215$1350-
Apr '23-$1215$1350-
Mar '23-$1215$1350-
Feb '23-$1215$1350-
Jan '23-$1215$1350-
Dec '22-$1215$1350-

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around University City

University City Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

28%

15-30 Mins

51%

30-40 Mins

12%

40-60 Mins

5%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6262

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 14 of 28 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 19 of 28 renters

Percentage: 5555

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 16 of 28 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Coffee

Things To Do In University City

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 73% fewer grocery stores than average
  3. 25% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

University City serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 70% fewer restaurants than average
  3. 6% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in University City.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 6% more coffee shops than average
  3. Significantly more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. University City is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 40% fewer bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in University City.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 53% more parks than average
  3. Significantly more parks than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 100% fewer shops than average
  3. 100% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? University City is weak on fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 87% fewer gyms than average
  3. 44% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about University City.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 100% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 100% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 100% fewer fine art centers than average
  3. 100% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 100% fewer gas stations than average
  3. 100% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

University City Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 25 of 28 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 23 of 28 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 23 of 28 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 23 of 28 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 23 of 28 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 22 of 28 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 20 of 28 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 19 of 28 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 19 of 28 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 18 of 28 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 17 of 28 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 17 of 28 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 16 of 28 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 15 of 28 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 15 of 28 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 17 of 28 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 20 of 28 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 20 of 28 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 20 of 28 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 24 of 28 renters

University City Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in University City

10/10
10/10

Kennard Cja Elementary School

Grades PK, K-5 • Public

10/10

Mcgrath Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

9/10

Avery Elementary School

Grades K-5 • Public

9/10

Reed Elementary School

Grades K-4 • Public

8/10

Elementary Computer School

Grades K-5 • Public

Information provided by GreatSchools. To verify school enrollment eligibility, contact the school district directly.

What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in University City, MO

A town located in Missouri, University City has a population of just under 35,000. With an average age of just over 39, the city's population is middle-of-the-pack compared to other cities in Missouri, which has an average age of 38. Residents are fairly evenly split between owning (52%) and renting (48%) their residence despite an average rent of $1,078 per month, which exceeds the state average by $230 per month.

Averaging about 23 minutes, the commute time for University City residents is faster than the state average of about 24 minutes. Driving a vehicle is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 40% of residents, while public transit is used by only 4% of the population. Relatively few residents (2%) walk to work, though the number is greater than the national average.

Compared to the national average (7%), University City has a large number of residents older than 25 who have advanced degrees, as 17% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 17% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. If you're looking for career options, University City has them in spades. The four most common industries are healthcare, education, scientific, and entertainment. Combined, these industries account for 28% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many of the city's workers are in sales, making it the top career path in the city. University City workers bring in an average annual income of nearly $83,000, about $17,000 more than the average Missouri resident. University City's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345.