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1 year on STX

 
Lmarion
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So, I've been here for almost a year. Newbie experience. This Forum has been extremely helpful. Thanks

I got very lucky with lodging, actually a couple I met in New Mexico. They are terrific landlords and extremely generous and kind people, they have agreed to another year lease. The property is beautiful, and secure, which is important to me since I am old and single.

Even found a part-time job that I like.

Crime has not been a problem for me personally. I did have an ugly encounter with a Crusian man, basically indicating that I am not welcome here. My experience is that segregation here is pretty much promoted by both groups.

Just wanted to share with people considering moving here. Any comments appreciated.

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Topic starter Posted : March 24, 2017 5:41 pm
speee1dy
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i am surprised you only had one negative encounter.

mind me asking where this happened?

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Posted : March 24, 2017 6:03 pm
Southerngirl3
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Thanks for your post. My husband and I have a trip planned to St. Croix with the idea of looking around at the possibility of buying a small condo.

We have lived outside the United States before and love the island--beach lifestyle. I have read a few posts here about the crime and dislike of people moving in. This is concerning and sad to me.

Is there really a dislike to people moving and building lives there? I would think with an economy that is in need of help new people, ideas and investment in the island would be a good thing.

What is the situation with the government? Do they have any plans that would help with the economy, growth and expansion? I was really looking forward to this trip, but with all the negative posts and comments I've read I'm thinking we may need to pick another island.

Any other information or points of view on people thinking to move there would be appreciated.

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Posted : March 24, 2017 9:11 pm
Novanut
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Crime is where you find it. Use common sense. I've been here over seven years and have not encountered any. Others on this board have been here longer and can chime in.

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Posted : March 25, 2017 10:52 am
speee1dy
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crime is where it finds you, not the other way.

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Posted : March 25, 2017 11:48 am
colejea
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We are planning to move to STX at the end of 2017 and hope to live inland. We were looking on one of our last trips and had no problems. As a matter of fact one man wanted to show us his sister's house. We come from a very diverse community and hope to be accepted.

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Posted : March 25, 2017 7:48 pm
Lmarion
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I hope you aren't totally discouraged Southerngirl. As I mentioned, I am signing another year lease.

The resentment towards people "not from here", I think, is based on history for one; ancestors of residents were enslaved not that long ago. Also, just my opinion, some seem to think new people are taking jobs. I've also heard comments about new people wanting to "take over".

That said, I have met some very nice people and almost all very polite. However I do not see many mixed race groups, for instance in restaurants. Perhaps I'm going to the wrong ones. I have still only been here a short time. I don't feel qualified to comment on the government, hopefully someone else on this forum will handle that question.

Speee1dy, the incident I mentioned was at the trash drop off in Peter's Rest.

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Topic starter Posted : March 27, 2017 4:42 pm
speee1dy
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lol, surprised it wasnt at bmv

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Posted : March 27, 2017 5:38 pm
LiquidFluoride
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My experience is that segregation here is pretty much promoted by both groups.

You must live out east...

haha, that's a WHOLE different island.

crime is where it finds you, not the other way.

Not my experience at all,

Only 4 years tho, and all out west.

Is there really a dislike to people moving and building lives there? I would think with an economy that is in need of help new people, ideas and investment in the island would be a good thing.

I've met one or two people with a negative attitude but one or two jokes and it's gone like it was never there...

I moved here and started a business and have had nothing but support and success from nearly everyone on the island.

What is the situation with the government? Do they have any plans that would help with the economy, growth and expansion? I was really looking forward to this trip, but with all the negative posts and comments I've read I'm thinking we may need to pick another island.
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The economy will grow and expand in-spite of the government; you'll always find more negative than positive because those of us having a good time don't need an outlet for it 😉

haha, I don't like hawaii or LA, I love St Croix.. depends on what your looking for i guess eh?

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Posted : March 28, 2017 1:16 am
Lmarion
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Liquid Floride, I do not live out East. In fact I live in a diverse neighborhood. One woman neighbor, who has lived here her whole life, rants about the white people from out East that wants to take over the Island. She is half Hispanic, half Black. Then she says "no offence".

I really was not talking about personal experience as much as observation. Groups in restaurants, that I have seen, seem to be one or the other, not mixed. Similarly, around Christiansted streets. Perhaps it is very different out West, I haven't spent much time there since I live and work near Christianstedl.

btw I love it here!

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Topic starter Posted : March 28, 2017 6:24 pm
Alana33
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Different strokes for different folks.

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Posted : March 28, 2017 8:35 pm
speee1dy
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liquid, you have been very lucky. plenty of people who dont hang out with the drug dealers and criminal element have crime find them.

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Posted : March 29, 2017 11:01 am
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