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ikory
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I am no stranger to crime live next to east St. louis and work there at night. Have been robbed at gun point. East St. Louis is most dangerous place in the USA and realize common sense goes a long way. My question is where are the places to avoid to live in St. Croix? High crime and drug areas? North, south, east or west? I have a family and I love quietness. Looking at older post seems west and south ends are safe/quiet.

http://virgin.craigslist.org/apa/3686812057.html I see bars on the window how is Schooner Bay?

" re-habbed 6 plex. Convenient mid-island location behind Orange Grove Shopping Center."?

Mango Ct. 2 miles east Christianstead (corner of 82 & 62 St Croix)?

http://virgin.craigslist.org/apa/3679583806.html????

How is living directly in town?

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stxer
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Some posters on this site tend to over emphasize crime in the Virgin Islands. Yes there is crime, yes too much crime. However, it is still not as scary as any big city in the world. St Croix actually is rather small and rural, so you are not far from the young gangsters where ever you live. That usually is not a problem. However break- ins are common, so you will see window bars on some condos, cars left unattended are often targeted . Violent crime can surprise and hurt us all, just look at some restaurant shootings and Rotor's terrible ordeal. Mostly though it is confined to domestic and drug insanity in the projects.

The public projects are the breeding ground of young gangsters. Drugs and guns are common and many kids there are products of teenage mothers with little guidance or family values. So, look on the map and find a place away from public housing. That is mostly the east end and north/west shore.

St Croix has two historic towns (Christiansted and Fredrekstad) , neither are really what you would consider towns. The housing is old and probably not what you would want.

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ikory
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Thank you for the info! 🙂 Seems like Fredriksted's on the east side I should cross off the list. So mid-island, south shore, and part of north shore are great quiet areas?

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LiquidFluoride
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frederiksted is on the west end of hte island, I live there (sorta) in a secluded area and have big dogs, but I've never felt threatened or in danger.

The east end is "US in the VI" lots of higher income people with gated communities that aren't really intigrating very well (IMO). the west end is more laid back, more local and is considered a rain forrest (so no water issues).

I prefer the west end, plenty of property and rentals all over though, I suppose this is where a PMV helps a lot.

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ikory
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lol I have seen a lot of maps of STX, looks like I forgot which way was east and which way is west for second :D. I do not plan on staying on the island long maybe 2 semesters of school. Maybe just one semester. I am retireed from the marines and 100% disabled with the VA. I want to experience different cultures, ways of life and start traveling the world soon. If I love the island I may stay longer but not in my nature to stay one place to long.

so Frederiksted is back on the table.

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