I’ve been a resident of Forest Park Southeast for more than three years and am constantly encouraging people to consider moving to the neighborhood. Certainly challenges remain, but the incredible transformation continues. To read more from the Workshop about FPSE/The Grove click here.
First, I have zero stake in either of the homes I’m highlighting. I simply want people to be aware of the neighborhood and realize what housing options exist. For those familiar with the Central West End these homes are closer to the CWE Metrolink stop than the corner of Euclid and Lindell. So skip the 1,200 square foot condo for at least $50,000 more (with one parking space, maybe) and move to The Grove.
These two homes likely won’t be on the market long. Of course the best deal is if you are a Barnes-Jewish Hospital or Washington University employee. As an employee you’re eligible for a $8,500 forgivable loan if you purchase in the neighborhood. Combine that with $8,000 for a first-time homebuyer and you’re really looking at a great deal.
4429 Gibson is a 4bd-3ba home with a large wrap-around deck and big yard. The home is listed with Circa Properties who do a great job with their listings. The website for 4429 can be seen at www.4429gibson.com. Asking price is $189,900.
The second home is at 4424 Gibson is for sale by owner. It’s the funky blue home in the photo below. The home has 2bd-1ba with an open floor plan and is in great condition. At $150,000 it’s a great home in a great neighborhood. And of course if you happen to be a BJC/WU employee AND a first-time homebuyer you’re really in luck.