Moving to Frederiksted
Considering a move to the St. Croix in August. I am interested in living in Frederiksted. Is this a good area or are there other areas recommended? Im single with a pet and looking for long term housing. Also is Frederiksted a good area to buy a starter home?
A year is the absolute minimum you should live here before thinking of buying. The more years the better prepared you'll be and will also have a better idea of whether or not you plan on staying. The majority of transplants move on in the first few years and re-selling a home can take a long time.
I was just there for a visit before I do my extensive PMV. Frederkisted is a very small city where the cruise ships port when they come to St. Croix. The 1st couple streets looking from the pier is beautiful. Old charm, historical buildings maintained nicely. Once you drive a few blocks into the city there are tons of abandoned buildings or poorly maintained buildings and buildings in ruins throughout. There are some small businesses but they are difficult to spot because their signs are painted on boards. Because of the high cost of electricity business don't have huge lit up signs like in the states. I highly recommend for anyone looking to move to the Islands to do a PMV, life is nothing like living in the states. Do your homework. Be prepared. It is like living in another country even though it's part of US territory. There are some areas which appear to be unsafe. I can completely understand why people come and go. It's definitely not for everyone