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sharevey
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My husband and I are moving to St Croix in October. We will be retired but want to still be involved in the community. I am a teacher and my husband worked in mental health for children. We plan on renting and would like any info about areas to live, prices, how life works in St Croix. I've tried to post this several times but can't seem to get the right area. Hope this works.
Sharon

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Scubadoo
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You may want to consider PMV or short term rental before investing in car or long term rental commitment. This will also give you a better idea of where you want to live. Stay in a vacation rental for a month. You will have to stay somewhere before signing a lease, you definitely don't want to sign any lease without physical property inspection.

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terry
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Scubadoo is right

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sharevey
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Thanks. That's good info. What about pets? Could we bring them to the vacation rental with us? Also I've heard a lot about cisterns. Do most rentals have them? Due to rainfall etc is it better to live in the west rather than east side?

I've also been hearing about checking out different parts of the islands before renting. Do people mind sharing some of their views of different areas? I've seen some maps where St Croix is divided into like 6 different "areas".
Sharon

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sharevey
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Just read some concerns about St Croix debt and what comes next. Could anyone fill me in on this topic? I wasn't able to find more info on the question.
Sharon

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LiquidFluoride
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Thanks. That's good info. What about pets? Could we bring them to the vacation rental with us? Also I've heard a lot about cisterns. Do most rentals have them? Due to rainfall etc is it better to live in the west rather than east side?

Lots of places are pet friendly, check ahead though.

a Cistern is manditory for any structure built on STX.. so every building should have one.

The west end certainly gets more rain & is more of a "local" area, the east end is drier and more like suburbia.

The island is divided east/west by the major town Christiansted (or close enough anyway).

You'll have to drive around and feel out the areas, ask some locals... there's a lot of different types of areas to live in, gated community, neighborhood, hill in the rainforrest, fenced neighborhood near the projects etc....

Just read some concerns about St Croix debt and what comes next. Could anyone fill me in on this topic? I wasn't able to find more info on the question.
Sharon

Government is out of money and can't borrow more by it's normal channels. Not sure how much it will affect us normal people though.

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