Facebook Fans Weigh in on Florissant Being Named to Best Places List
Our fans had mixed feelings about this week's news.
As always we have to send special thanks to our Facebook fans and Twitter followers for their support.
This week, our Facebook page has grown to more than 565 “likes,” while we have more than 725 followers, and both pages have been pretty active.
Earlier this week, we reported that Florissant ranked No. 76 on CNN’s “Best Places to Live” list, and a number of people responded to the story on our Facebook page.
Maria Ciaramitaro O’Day wrote on our page, “Wow! I raised my kids here in Florissant, and while the economy has taken its toll on this community I am proud to call it home. I love how the folks who abandoned our community for greener pastures are usually the ones who trash Florissants reputation pretty cowardly if you ask me!”
Kim Thomas followed up by saying,” I've been in Florissant almost 30 years. Yes there are good things bad things and in between things. I wouldn't live anywhere else.”
“Great neighbors & good schools plus..Hendel's, Pearl, nice parks like Bangert & St. Ferdinand Parks, Helfer's, Goeke's, Cugino's, Old Town, Fritz's, Cannoli's, St. Ferdinand fish fry, Las Fuentes, De-lish to name a few,” wrote Mary Ann McClenahan.
As many that were excited to speak positively about their community, though, there were several who spoke against it.
“I would love to move if the economy was not so horrible and I could sell my condo I would leave and never come back,” Rachel M Ray Ray wrote.
James Elliot wrote, “The people who do these lists of best places to live often overlook important aspect of what makes a community tick. Small towns have their share of problems. As Jackie Barnette mentions, crime rates in certain areas in the Midwest are actually higher than other areas of the country, Florissant may be such an example. What does the community do about this begs the question of why this is one of the best places to live. When I read these best places listings, I often question the variables used to decide those factors.”
What do you think of the city's recent selection to the Best Cities to Live list?
Make sure to weigh in on our Facebook conversation or this week's story.