Advice on STT areas for relocation
We just returned from a 9 day scouting/vacation on STT & STJ. Hull Bay seems like a good family-oriented area, yes? There are several places for sale in Mahogany Run, are there many kids there? Couldn't tell if it was family-friendly or a more quiet place for retirees? How is the area around Smith Bay? We stayed in that area, witnessed some issues at Coki Beach, but found a couple places in Pineapple Village we really liked for housing.
Any other areas we should consider? We have a 10 yr old daughter, so kid-friendly, family-oriented is our priority.
I love hull bay. Lots of kids always out and playing and the community watches out for all of them. It's a great spot. Had friends who lived in mahogany run but they didn't have kids so not sure but it's a nice area too.
Although HULL BAY area has advantages, it is more important to be in an area that is convenient for driving to/from work and taking daughter to/from school. Also, consider what social activities you and your daughter will be involved in (more driving).
You mentioned places "for sale"? It is recommended that you rent for 6-12 months minimum to determine what is best area for you. This would give you opportunity to meet friends who can offer you many suggestions on areas they live.
Wish you the best on your new life in the islands.
I agree that you should not buy for at least a year. If you are looking at condos, you should consider the Anchorage. Lots of kids,right next to the yacht club, near Montessori.(tu)
Thanks for the advice! I believe I'll check out some rentals in these areas.
To me East End is a lot bigger pain than Northside when it comes to getting places. I do admit I am biased though as I love my Frenchie neighbors. I just have always felt that northside communities are big into family first sorta vibe/attitude