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sickofsnow
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I've thought about relocating for a couple of years now but, as they say, timing is everything. It appears now that the timing may be perfect in 6-12 months so I'm going to take the first step. I'll be down there for a week in August with a focus on living there as opposed to just a vacation only. I would like to work to supplement the money I have and also because I can't just sit around. I can't afford a mansion but don't want to live in a dive. I guess what i'm asking is this...where can I find real people to discuss these things with when I'm down there other than tourists and/or retirees ? And which island would you recommend ? I'm very laid back so I don't need constant entertainment but I love people and would like the option of being around them when the urge strikes. I appreciate any suggestions you might wish to share, be well all of you.

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Topic starter Posted : May 18, 2012 9:39 pm
mgpilot
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St. John is small and pricey, St. Thomas is larger and "touristy" (more people and businesses) and St. Croix is the largest and more spread out. You have to ask yourself what kind of work do you hope to get and whether you prefer "city" or "country" living. This is the place to go to find out more. Read everything you can here and feel free to ask questions!

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Posted : May 19, 2012 12:21 am
billd
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If you come down early in August we will still have guest rooms for 100/night. It is in a private home one mile from red hook. You can walk to the beaches.

If you are doing a PMV then you need to concentrate on getting all of your ducks in a row. A job, apartment, transportation, etc. You are not on vacation you are looking to start a new part of your life.

Each room has its own bath, king size bed and has a pool and laundry. You can walk to Sapphire beach. Safari down our private road.

If interested let us know. But wok at setting up things.

bill

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Posted : May 19, 2012 12:22 am
Ms Information
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Dear Sickofsnow

You have come to the right place to get unfiltered information about moving to the USVI. As always, we recommend that you do a complete search of this website. Go to "search" at the top of the page and be sure to use ALL DATES. The way it is set up is too limiting. You will find hundreds ( maybe thousands ) of comments about almost any subject you can imagine going back years and years. Please do not post on an old post. Start a new one,it is confusing to find a post for 2012 on the bottom of a post from 2006. Heck some of those people died or moved long ago.

A move to the Virgin Islands is not like moving from Chicago to Miami. It is a change of lifestyle and expectations. You will get lots of advice and ideas. Try to ignore those who are pushing property or products. I see that billd is already pimping his rental unit on st thomas.

You have a lot to learn... so start learning...

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Posted : May 19, 2012 1:16 am
OldTart
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Go to "search" at the top of the page and be sure to use ALL DATES.

If you haven't done so already, start at "home" top left and go through all the general information available from left to right before searching the forum. Good luck!

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Posted : May 19, 2012 11:32 am
VIsnorkeler
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And, for the love of Pete, PLEASE tell us which island!! :S

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Posted : May 21, 2012 3:56 am
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