Thursday, June 29, 2006

Back Streets of Affton

After visiting one of Affton's most popular local businesses, we took an interesting side trip through some of the back streets of our historic suburban neighbor, situated just along the southern bank of the River Des Peres.

There we discovered many well-maintained homes, mostly frame, some brick with studded stonework; quiet, tree lined streets; a hidden away neighborhood park; rolling hills; and even one house with a healthy mid-summer vegetable garden in the front yard, replete with multiple rows of corn standing about four feet high.

We look forward with much anticipation to our next visit to the interesting back streets of our charming STL County neighbor.


Travis Reems said...

Are you sure you were in the county? Often forgotten is the fact that the River Des Peres is NOT the southern border of the City's limits, but rather 2-3 blocks beyond. I took think this is a charming, well-kept area that we should not forget about, especially since new construction has taken place to the park and trails along River Des Peres Blvd.

Rick Bonasch said...

Hey Travis-

Thanks for reading STL Rising.

The area we were exploring is within the wedge formed between Heege and Gravois.

Travis Reems said...

Ah, great area. Thanks for the coverage. I'm sure the "Mayor of Affton" is appreciative.