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Post-war St. Louis emptied as crime climbed and schools failed. As in many cities, that drove many families to the suburbs. Many of St. Louis' prosperous migrants relocated to bucolic places such as O'Fallon, 35 miles west of the city off Interstate 70.
Life is serene here. The mostly recently built homes are set on large lots, and working farms and open fields flank new developments. Homes are affordable, with 1,600-square-foot three bedrooms going for about $150,000.
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