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Lew
 Lew
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Hello,

I was offered and am taking a full-time position teaching at the Central High School in St. Croix. I am looking for an apartment for a year-long lease that isn't terribly expensive, in a good location (crime wise and close to the school), if lucky has a nice view, and near public transportation. First off, any ideas of where to search? I am open to all ideas! Secondly, I heard that the public transportation isn't all that reliable...and doesn't run on weekends. I want to be able to enjoy the beaches, scuba dive, etc. on the weekends so this is a concern to me. Is there an alternative way of getting around the island that isn't too expensive without shipping my car over? Thank you in advance!

-Lewis

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Topic starter Posted : July 21, 2015 4:47 pm
speee1dy
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http://stcroixforrent.com/page-pamela-hunt-mcfadden---st--croix-rental-specialist-8.html

you could walk-might be better just to ship your car if it is paid off.

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Posted : July 21, 2015 4:53 pm
Alana33
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Think he's looking for names of specific locations that are near the school, has public transportation, close by beaches, etc.

He would be better off with a car whether he brings his or buys local.

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Posted : July 21, 2015 6:00 pm
speee1dy
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i did forget to add the link i posted is for Pam McFadden, she works for Coldwell Banker in the Gallows Bay area-she can help you find a place to live.

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Posted : July 21, 2015 6:51 pm
jestelles
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Hello,

If you are interested in getting a quote to ship your goods to the VI, we can help.

We offer shipping services between the U.S. and mainland.

Feel free to visit our website, www.ShipBlueOcean.com or email us, service@shipblueocean.com

Congratulations on your new job and best wishes on your moving!

Blue Ocean Transport
888-428-2735

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Posted : August 1, 2015 9:52 pm
sheiba
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Central high is not very near any apartments/condos or beach that I am aware of. There are some nice condos near hospital not too far from the school,I forget the name of them, reasonably priced but nice. Maybe someone else can chime in on that.
Public transportation maybe possible to/from that area On the local van bus cabs that you flag down. It's difficult to get around the island without a car but possible.

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Posted : August 2, 2015 5:33 pm
SausageInTheCan
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You need a car.

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Posted : August 2, 2015 6:07 pm
Keyelements
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Hi Lewis

Your post caught my attention because I am also relocating and also working for the Department of Education. I will be on island in about 2wks and wanted to know if you had any luck finding an apt. If so maybe you can provide me with some information. Especially if they have more available units. I would really appreciate it. Thank you in advance for any useful information. I would have to be close to transportation and prefer living east. I could probably exchange information with you also. Hope to hear from you.

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Posted : August 4, 2015 6:36 pm
kakalee
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East & transportation do not mix well. Somewhere on this site is a VITrans map, but unless you find something pretty close to school a lot of time could get taken up with travel.

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Posted : August 6, 2015 5:50 pm
mathisjl
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Hey. I don't know if you have everything figured out yet, but I wanted you to know that I am in the same position as you. I am moving in 1 month. I have accepted a position at the Superior Courthouse, which is very close to the high school where you will be teaching. Are you looking for a roommate? I also need a car. Maybe we can help each other out. Just let me know! Thanks!

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Posted : August 6, 2015 10:07 pm
StCroixBeachBoy
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Sheiba - The condos you are referring to are called Queens Ridge. They are very nice, one bedroom condos. I used to live there a few years ago. In fact, Pam McFadden was my realtor. She would be an excellent resource. Depending on these folks' budget, Peppertree Terrace may be a good option for them as well.

To the new folks who are making plans to move...there's lots of information on this forum if you will take the time to read. Budget conservatively...everything ends up costing more than you plan for. Food and utilities are very expensive here. Good luck in your new ventures.

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Posted : August 6, 2015 10:56 pm
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