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Edward
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What is life like in VI during summer? I'm planning to live there year-round.

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Topic starter Posted : December 9, 2008 12:39 pm
Betty
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5 Degrees warmer. Which island? Tourism in stt for example doesnt go down that much so it makes a difference. What are you looking to know?

I know I'm having to have ALOT of patience with the tourist driving back and forth to Buccaneer and Divi. Also our winter residents, they all want to go 25 mph, I just try to keep remembering I'm saving gas. What is up with that guy trying to SELL electric cars that only goes 20mph and lives in Cotton Valley area??? You DO NOT want to get stuck behind him, he will not pull over and let cars Pass even when there's 20 behind him.

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Posted : December 9, 2008 1:11 pm
terry
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I think that it depends on where you are from.
If you are from an area that has 100* temps with 98% humidity then you will find it to be nice.
If you are like us, we live in AZ where the humidity is low, it's a dry heat, LOL, but it's over 100* at night and 115 / 120* in the day, it's humid but fine.
Some of the people who have been there for a long time, think it's really hot in the summer.
Some people from more temperate locations think it's too hot and humid.
It also depends on where you are going to live. If you are near the ocean and facing the right way into the ocean breeze, it's great. If you are where there is no breeze, it can be very humid.
When we were there for four weeks in Aug / Sept. we never turned on our AC. There were a couple of time we thought about it. Our WAPA bill was $125. My neighbor above me, runs her AC 27 / 7. Her bill averages $900.

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Posted : December 9, 2008 2:10 pm
dylandrewsdad
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Hello all,

So then where is the "coolest, least humid" spots on STT and STX then?

Thanks
Mike

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Posted : December 9, 2008 3:12 pm
Linda J
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I personally put up with the increased humidity in summer because I get to swim in REALLY warm water. The higher the property, the better the breezes.

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Posted : December 9, 2008 4:04 pm
Bombi
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As Linda just said, the higher the better. also most breezes come from the east so east facing would be cooler.

I love the summer, the pace is slower, the sea is warmer, the traffic not so bad and everything is blooming and bearing. Come on down!

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Posted : December 9, 2008 4:14 pm
dylandrewsdad
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So High up and on hte east side. That goes for STT and STX? Any difference from north side or south side of the Island?

Mike

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Posted : December 9, 2008 5:17 pm
Bombi
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If your house faces south then you will have sun beating on it all day, hot sun heats up walls and floors. North is better IMHO, of course.

I face east both for the view and the breeze and it's kind of cool being just a mile away from the eastern most point in the territorial US. Eastport Maine is the most eastern point in the continental US.

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Posted : December 9, 2008 6:29 pm
Trade
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Hello all,

So then where is the "coolest, least humid" spots on STT and STX then?

Thanks
Mike

North side on STT but I live high up on a hill on the south side & don't have A/C & don't need it. Anywhere where you get breezes can be comfortable.

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Posted : December 9, 2008 9:42 pm
marlene
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Rain forest on North west end and cactus groing on South east end

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Posted : December 10, 2008 10:01 am
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