Family of five considering a move to the St. Louis area. #1 criteria is living in the very best school district, #2 is living near a retail mecca with lots of resources for young families, and #3 is to live within cycling distance of my employer in downtown STLS (900 block of Chestnut St). I'm willing to cycle no more than 14 miles one way and avoid the ghettos if at all possible.
I do not wish to use any form of mass transit nor to live in the city of STLS-proper. My tax man has already run my 2011 income against the MO tax code and the penalty I must pay for the privilege of living in MO is very high (~$450/mo for state and city impacts over and above where I live now!))...because of that, I will not live in the city proper so as not to reward the city leadership with more tax revenue.
Where does this cycling-focused group of folks recommend?