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Moving from STT to STX

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I already did the big move from the US to STT a year ago, but now I finally got a good long term job but I have to move from STT to STX. I cannot find anything about moving between the two, everything online is about moving from the states the first time. Any tips seeing as the car ferry is down and apparently I will have to ship my car. Also, is there any areas you would recommend to live close to Christiansted nightlife where there are some young people. I am hesitant to move into a condo because I would like to have some neighbors my age who are here for more than a week or two a year (though I could be misinformed on the condo situation). Also considering buying and living aboard a sailboat instead of renting an apt. Let me know where the cheap marinas are, or if there are some that I should specifically avoid.

Posted : January 30, 2013 10:37 pm
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We just did the reverse a few months ago.
Shipped the Cars and the boxes with the Norma H... it's really reasonable, you just need to give a copy of your registration when they load your car.
Living situation in/near C'sted can be tricky. Some friends have enjoyed living IN town and all the sketchyness it includes... but walking distance to the restaurants and bars. Others though, I've heard are less and less willing to walk alone at night in those areas.

You really should go for a weekend and check it out if you can.
There are a few little streets near canageta ball park that people seem to really like. It's a little bit further from town - still walkable, maybe what you're looking for.

Posted : January 31, 2013 12:32 am
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Jones Maritime has space available and is really the only alternative. It is right next to the seaplane base on the boardwalk and in town. Prices are very reasonable.
St. Croix marine is more expensive and very rolly in almost any condition besides more expensive.
Green Cay Marina is out east of town and much more expensive.
I lived on a 51 footer at Jones Maritime for a fes years and it was very convenient. Step ou and you are doing the boarwalk. You do have to be aware of your surroundings because of poor lighting at most places in the boardwalk.

Posted : January 31, 2013 12:01 pm
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We lived in town back in the 90's after Marilyn took my roof. We loved it. But, much more going on in town back then. We now live in Hermon Hill just above the Christiansted harbor and love the convenience of it. Although not very walkable. But we do have the most beautiful view of harbor and most of the reef from our house.

We have many boater friends moored in the Christiansted harbor and they love it there. We like our location cause of the ease to Gallows Bay and the downtown area. I'd, too, recommend coming over first and get a good feel of the area. Many of the boaters downtown are very helpful and friendly. One boat moored there is for sale. It's small, cheap and doable for a single person listed in Avis.

Ask servers where they live. Many live right in town and walk to their jobs. Good luck and, welcome to the big island.

Posted : January 31, 2013 1:58 pm
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