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Chicagoan
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Hello

It appears I'm going to have to relocate to STT for a new job, and instead of relying on the second half of January to figure out logistics, I'll be flying down next week

As a result, I would be extremely grateful if anyone on the forum would be willing to explain the best ways to find a permanent housing situation, a car, and any conceivable words of advice for relocation to the USVI sight unseen

Thanks in advance

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STTsailor
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How much space do you need?
Any pets? What is your apartment rental budget? We are in a high rental season now. Makes it more difficult to find housing and prices are up.

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mtdoramike
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WOW, you sound really excited about the move "It appears I'm going to have to relocate to STT for a new job". Buck up, you could be moving to a third world country, but instead you are moving to paradise. You are about to start an adventure that most people only dream about and others do the knee jerk move without having a job or even any prospects of employment and come down looking for waiter or service jobs, which usually will not pay the bills.

Good luck on your journey and may you find that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and even if you don't, you will be living in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.

mike

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East Ender
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Welcome to the VI! Does the company offer any assistance to newcomers? If they will put you up for a week or so while you get your bearings, it would be helpful. Alana gave you some ideas about areas to research. You really will want to look at places yourself as housing here is different from Big America. Nothing like a quick change of pace, eh??:@)

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Alana33
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Typo in my post: Frenchman's Bay.

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Chicagoan
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Or, y'know, Mike, I could be writing this post in a deliberately understated manner, and, shockingly, I could also be genuinely nervous at the prospect of moving two thousand miles to a place where I don't actually know anyone, and where I'm painfully aware that I'm going to be considered an expat when I only found out about the job two weeks ago. I could even have a career on the mainland that I'm going to be possibly short circuiting by moving to the Virgin Islands

But thanks for that condescending and utterly unhelpful comment

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