Moving to St.Croix in Oct/Nov
I am moving to St Croix for work at the end of October or early November. If anybody can help me with some basic info about the island, that would be great. I already know that there is a lot of info here already, but I don't have the time to search all the threads. My basic questions are; What is a considered the "good" part of the island to live at? Would anybody know a realtor to contact or be interested in a roommate? Besides car rental agencies, is their any other car dealerships? Any single women out there looking for a boyfriend? I had to throw that one out there, sorry:) Looking forward to getting down there and hope to meet some of you when I do.
Best wishes on your move to St. Croix this year. We took a "scouting trip" in May/June 2005, bought a condo (closed last Friday) and are moving to the island permanently on August 25th. We feel extremely fortunate to have found Alexandra Marshall as our Realtor. She has taken care of us "like friends" from beginning to end. We suggest you email her & she can give you the rest of her contact info: firstname.lastname@example.org
My husband is on island and I will join him next week, since our house sold the first day and they want me OUT!
Although I haven't purchased through Alexandra yet, she has been a godsend...I told her she certainly earns her keep! She carted my husband around the island and gave him some history, as well as a good look at many of the neighborhoods/estates there. Each is different, you will have to look to find your special place. Don't know if she handles rentals - if not, I am sure she can direct you to someone who can help.
At the rist of sounding rude, I highly suggest that you MAKE time to search all the threads regarding the island. Those folks that seem to be the most disillusioned also seem to be the most uninformed, with a few exceptions. I made it a point to read every post I possibly could - I think I made it to about page 148 before time ran out. However, the info I have gleaned is incredible.
This is a huge step - you sound young and adaptable, put please take the time to make an informed decision. You didn't mention a pre-move visit, either....highly recommended. You may find that no matter how good the job, STX isn't for you. It is a world apart from STT in many ways.
Good luck to you!