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Family of 6 Relocating to St Croix from New England  

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Taken3112
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April 20, 2017 1:54 am  

Well so far I feel like everything I intuitively felt and thought has been validated. I feel well adjusted already and have been told so by others. I fee welcomed and humbled to be so connected to the island. I am eager to start real life here (i.e. Work and school and coordinating all that human life entails) as these first few weeks have been flexible with very little set appointments and meetings. We are blessed with many friends already on the island and amazing, purposeful connections. Friday we pick up from Paradise Freight. So far the customer service has been outstanding and extremely helpful. Taking tight left turns and turning left on a red arrow is a bit strange as if we are in opposite land but it's not bad hahahaha
I love going to Plaza West vs East despite the added distance and coordinating pick ups for Facebook sales have been a breeze. People do what the say they will do so far which is a stark contrast from Boston. It's ruthless up there. I've found the people I have connected with genuinely want to help you and expect little if not nothing in return for their efforts. My motivation to come here was for a family and community centered way of life. I have landed smack dab in the middle of multiple organic farms which makes my vegan heart smile! Getting gas is like a blast from a past I'm not old enough to know but I'm getting used to it lol
The streets and potholes are tough and my husband will have his motorcycle so he is nervous about that. Went to Point Udall for this latest full moon....incredible!! Have hooked up with many homeschool groups and families and have gone on educational field trips with more ahead. The sound of the rain here is one of the most glorious I have ever experienced. I typically would listen to my nature or yoga music on pandora back home but haven't once here because it's a live band every second since we keep our windows open constantly. The birds, the chirps, the wind...everything is really wonderful in energy and spirit. Many quirks like banks and atm fees and Kmart not having items clearly listed on sale but I am a glass is half full person and I take it as it comes. I know they speak of the honeymoon phase but I don't feel that way. I feel adaptable, gracious and humbled by the adjustment here. I notice and take into account the lows but just like anything else in my life, don't focus much on any one thing. I feel things and I can most certainly feel this island. I'm very happy we made the move and am eager to see how my services and energy can help raise the vibration of not only myself and others but also the island and the universe as a whole.
That's my peace 🙂


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Alana33
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April 20, 2017 2:06 pm  

Glad you're settling in so well, Taken3112.


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April 22, 2017 3:01 am  

Hi we communicated over the C'mas holidays. I'm glad to hear you're adjusting well, and hope you continue to enjoy the island.


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Scubadoo
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April 23, 2017 9:44 pm  

We have lots of discussions on loners moving here as well, lots to read up on in the old postings.


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sjointer
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April 23, 2017 10:22 pm  

We have lots of discussions on loners moving here as well, lots to read up on in the old postings.

Any thread in particular that I should look at? I haven't really seen anything on coming over as a single. I will say that I did glance through POF and Craigslist single ads and didn't really see a difference between STX and where I'm located: the pickin's be slim. Of course, I'm not relocating to USVI looking for a wife. It would be nice, but it's not required. My only real worry is: pay cut and cost of living increase. I'm born and raised in Los Angeles and relocated further away twice. My issue is that I never felt I'd be able to purchase a home in L.A., simply because the cost was so high. I only hope that the costs aren't similar in USVI.

On my last day during my interview this past week, I ran into a woman that was originally from Oakland. After talking to her, I got the impression that the cost of living was less than L.A., but only barely.


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Alana33
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April 23, 2017 10:37 pm  

You might read Idlewood4's post.

https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,275271

While she's on STT, many of same things occur on all our islands.
If single, you'll probably have an easier time adapting than a family of 6 but bring $$$.
It goes out quickly.

AandA2VI also had a post about their moving experiences some time ago.

Ask specific questions if you can and we'll try to help.


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Scubadoo
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April 23, 2017 11:43 pm  

My issue is that I never felt I'd be able to purchase a home in L.A., simply because the cost was so high. I only hope that the costs aren't similar in USVI.

On my last day during my interview this past week, I ran into a woman that was originally from Oakland. After talking to her, I got the impression that the cost of living was less than L.A., but only barely.

Cost of living the VI is certainly not low but I think you will find that buying a house/condo to be much more affordable than LA. There several 1 bedroom and even some 2 bedroom condos currently listed for under $100K. Of course those may not be the ideal selections. Property tax will also be much lower than LA I imagine. Island living comes with it's own challenges and costs that you might not otherwise have to deal with on the mainland. You'll read about some of those in the prior postings.


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devenej
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May 23, 2018 3:41 pm  

hi, did you end up moving? I am looking to relocate also., Family of 3.


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