Moving to STJ
Looking for an apartment/ roommate (s) in STJ. We will be getting there November 4th. Two 24 year old females, single, no pets, very active. Would like roommates so that we can meet more people. Let us know if you are also looking or have any recommendations/ suggestions!!!
Julia and Kelly
Hey! Im 25yr old female from VA and moving down about the same time as ya'll! I'm actually talking to a friend today that used to live down there and still knows some ppl there that might be able to help with a place to live! If not, im definatly trying to connect with some roomates! Or some new friends once i get there!!
What part? I live on st Thomas but from CO! Good luck with move let me know if ya need anything!!
lydjane- Sounds great, we have some connections in STT, STX, and STJ and it seems like STJ will fit us best. We are definetly interested in roommates to meet as many people as possible. If you hear of anything from your friend or want to get to know us better, pm us. Can't wait... counting down the days.
JessJeffMullen- We live in Denver right now. I am from Breckenridge and Julia grew up in Lakewood. We fly into St. Thomas November 4th and are trying to make it to STJ pretty soon after that, but want to check out STT a little bit. Can you recommend anywhere for us to stay, we are on a pretty tight budget!!!
Hi Colorado and lydjane!
I'm a 23 year old girl from California. I'm moving down to STT on Oct. 18 but want to move to STJ soon after. I'm crashing with a friend on STT until I can find a place on STJ asap. I'm in the same boat, looking for possible roommates as well as just make some girlfriends. This message board is awesome for finding like minded people, and hopefully make some connections. Lets keep in touch!
39 days and counting!
If you are worried about meeting people on St. John, don't. It will take about 5 minutes to meet people and within a week you will have met dozens and dozens of people (unless you are really shy that is).
When you get here, go to Connections, which is about two blocks straight up from the ferry dock, kitty corner from FirstBank. They have a board with places to rent, people seeking roommates, jobs, stuff for sale, etc. A couple years back, it was really hard to find someplace to live, now it's a different story. The board at Connections has tons of postings for places to rent. The job section is pretty thin though. Most places will require 1st Month, Last Month, and Security Deposit, so bring a bunch of money. The largest short term rental company is Scenic Properties, you can call them at 340-693-7777. I HIGHLY recommend that you wait until you are here before you secure a place to live. It is very very difficult to find a suitable place to live unless you see it for yourself or have someone you trust scouting it out for you on island.
Should I assume you will not have a car??? Because that will limit your options. The places that are a easy walking distance to Cruz Bay tend to get snatched up first. I think I know of a couple of places close to Cruz Bay that might have some openings. I will check into that and see what I can find out. I will also take a peek at the board at Connections for you and see what kind of "seeking roommate" situations are up there. Although, I think that you most people won't want to hold a spot for you for two months 🙂
This is incredibly helpful advice, thank you VERY much!!
Hey Colorado movers,
My wife and I live in Evergreen and plan on moving there in a few years. Would love to hear how your move experience goes.
I checked the board at Connections and saw a few roommate situations. I only focused on the places that are close enough to town to walk. Found one for less than $500, and a couple that were in the $700 -$800 range. The difference, utilities. First one utilities not included, the second two, utilities included. For places to rent near town, they range from $900 for a studio and $1,450 to $2,300 for two bedrooms (utilities not included). I strongly suggest you are on island and check places out before you put money down on anything. It's pretty important to see what you are getting into before you lay any money out. The 'house' is only part of it, you need to see the neighborhood as well. Some spots, the houses are close together and their are lots of loud dogs or music, or great big hills to walk up and down...so you just don't know until you see for yourself.
Thank you so much stjohnjulie.
This is very very helpful in our planning. Thank you for the advice about waiting because that was what we were planning on doing. It is nice to get some prices. We will not have cars and are not planning on buying cars either. Thank you again!
Even though you will be on STT when you first get here, spend as much time on STJ as you can. It's easy to meet people here and that will be your best 'in' on jobs and places to live. Generally, the 'good' places never make it to the board at Connections or any other listing. Word of mouth is the best way to find a good place to live and a good job. You can also call the main long term property management company and get a list of their openings, Scenic Properties 340-693-7777. I'd also like to throw in, if you can go see potential apartments between 2 and 4pm, I think that would be ideal. Some places are just like an oven by that time of day and that is always good to know 🙂 Some places have A/C, but you are going to pay a bundle in electric if you run it.
Excellent point about the AC, Julie! Another tip on island apartment-searching, find out if there are roosters living in the area. If so, you'll probably get used to them eventually, but they will likely keep you up for a while at first -- and no, they don't crow only at daybreak!