Gov Property for sale on St. Croix
Any thoughts on this property for sale? Good Area/Bad Area?
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We rode around in Estate Carlton and from what we saw it looked to be pretty rough...
What zoning dose it have? A and R would not have much value there.
Not sure what zone it is. Where can I find zoning ordinances for St. Croix VI.
Here is a link to more info.
Paula: "Rough" meaning I would need a large dog? Or "Rough" as I would need good gardening skills?
O lot of people would not want to live in that area. However I have many friends who Love Fsted. Wouldn't live anywhere else.
I would suggest that unless you can afford to "lose" the money, go for it. It the money is a "lot" to you, I would not bid unless you can come down and see for your self. The cost of the airfare will be cheap if the money is tight for you.
Another way to look at it, unless nobody knew about this before, why is it so cheap?
While parts of Carlton are fine, others are dangerous. I believe it backs up to Whim as well which is a very rough neighborhood. $10k on this land is a very small bargain if a bargain at all. I would not bid on this.
It almost never fails, you get what you pay for.
What are the "Good" areas of St. Croix just for my reference.
I've only spent 1 day in Christiansted after a rough night crossing from Norman Island. Nice Island!, even got the customs to come down and clear us on a Sunday!
There are family neighborhoods in Whim & Carlton. That lot is right on the Queen Mary highway. A home there would not be worth the cost to build it. If you go south from there a half mile its OK and lots there are about $30'000.
This ones south of the previous one, but its up to 15K in the bid. Any thoughts?
Since you've only spent one day on STX I think you need to investigate the place for yourself before you consider buying any property. Asking strangers on a forum what they think isn't very useful because you don't know our biases. All areas of the VI have sketchy aspects, and you need to evaluate the pros and cons of each place in which you have an interest based on your personal (in)tolerances.
Oh your right. I'm just looking around. Just like Most people I dream of retiring in the Caribbean.
Have you read the book "Don't Stop the Carnival"
by Herman Wouk? A funny read and a pretty good facsimile of island life.
Don't worry, I'm a little to conservative with my money to buy sight unseen. I just like to get lots of opinions and thoughts from locals, it helps paints a picture.
That's not a bad lot for the price. It is a local neighborhood and you must see it.
You might find this list of plot maps helpful in checking out the shape and location of these properties;
For Carlton, scroll down to the bottom where the West End quarter is shown. Carlton has both a north and a south map. The south map has the more expensive properties since it is closer to the water.