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edeluv
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I'm moving to St Croix sight unseen for a period of six months to one year in September. I will be staying in a hotel while I find accommodation (2 bedroom). I plan on traveling with just a couple of suitcases, so I'll be looking for fully furnished accommodations.

There are a couple of things I see come up time and again on this site that I'd like some clarification with. One is the use of a car.

I won't be driving while here. What I'm seeking in terms of location is a beach within walking distance of shops, restaurants etc. Safety is important.

It seems that near, or in Christiansted is preferable because it appears the nightlife is most lively there and things like markets also but as I've said, my information is limited.

In terms of the high season on the island, when is this and is it harder to find rentals during this times?

Almost forgot, do you guys have any suggestions for real estate agents who deal with rentals and have a good rep? That would be terrific.

Thank you in advance for your help. Looking forward to my year of island life.

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edeluv
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Thank you so much for your response.

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CruzanIron
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Thanks, I've read all that and more. As I said I was interested in if islanders could lead me toward an area to focus my housing search on with the criteria I listed. That is not readily available in the places you mentioned.

Let me repeat my questions here. Without a car which is the best area for beach living close enough to walk to shops, restaurants, nightlife, etc.

Many thanks,

F'sted maybe. Can't even think of anything in C'sted b

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Bombi
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Take a look at the Gallows Bay/Mount Welcome area. It is one of the few places that you can get by without a car. Good luck!

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Scubadoo
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Not sure how you plan to get by without a car. Taxis are very expensive. There isn't much for bus service. The island is not suited well for walk-ability in as much as having the basic necessities for long term living all within walking distance. Seaside Market is a small not inexpensive market in Gallows Bay adjacent downtown C'sted, perhaps walkable from Schooner Bay condos. It's quite a walk from downtown C'sted. Even if you got a rental in condo-row it would be a heck of a walk to Food Town and not really other shops to walk to. The only beach in C'sted is on Protestant Cay by way of water taxi. There is a beach in F'sted, and others close by. Not a lot of shopping in F'sted, no grocery stores. Plaza Extra West is a few miles from downtown F'sted. Not a lot of nightlife in C'sted, even less in F'sted. Lots of good realtors in STX. Joel Ureta,with St. Croix Island Life Real Estate works with a lot of rentals.

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Alana33
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Does STX have safari taxis that do certain routes like in STT?

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