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inthemix
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I am aware a moving question is probably the most common of all.But this is the general site. As the current economic environment things change fast and i want assure I am receiving up-to-date advice. 🙂

Very simple: I have been offered a job and am considering the move. Indeed, there are tons of sites to visit with various opinions but, I want informed ones from persons like you! The ones' who are smart, current, and most of all, friendly.

I am a 52 y.o. single cau. male now living in W. WA St. (Snowing and raining). Medical trained, friendly and trustworthy. I have lived on Big Is. HI years ago. I am doing the best I can not to be swept away with fantasy and remain in reality so as to make intelligent decisions (not easy as sitting on the beach right now would be great). I believe I'd be in the 50k ann. income bracket, not high not low, I hope enough to be in the middle. What can I expect to encounter living there? I am happy in a small bungalow, simple living but need solid internet. Been through the big-house, materialistic part of life.

It's time to make some friends and get to understand reality as fantasy is EASY to enjoy!

Thank-you to any and all who may respond,

Gary

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Topic starter Posted : January 13, 2011 12:13 am
STXBob
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I am aware a moving question is probably the most common of all.

And the most common counter-question is, "Which island?"

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Posted : January 13, 2011 1:40 am
inthemix
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I new I forgot something important...Christiansted, St. Croix, correct?

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Topic starter Posted : January 13, 2011 2:42 am
Hiya!
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. As the current economic environment things change fast and i want assure I am receiving up-to-date advice.

The things that change are restaurants going in & out of business, because everyone has a dream to run one but no commonsense to realize what a nightmare they are to run here.

Island life is pretty static. Things take decades to change here. Any advice about living here is going to be pretty much up to date, things change a little bit but not much. For example there were 200plus houses on the market at our peak and there are still 200 plus house on the market.

What do you mean by Medically trained? If you are a nurse or doctor, they are in high demand and you can prolly be hired by a travel company, so you can try it risk free.

50k means you will be lower middle class. But one person living simply should be able to get by fine. Do a search, there are many many post on what a monthly budget is like here.

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Posted : January 13, 2011 4:06 pm
roadrunner
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The best thing you can do is read this forum as if it's a book. Start with the most recent threads and read back as many pages as you can. That's what I did, and it really helped me get a grip on what life is like here. It might also help to get a copy of Emy Thomas' "Life in the Left Lane."

If you're not materialistic, you'll do just fine here on $50,000.

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Posted : January 13, 2011 4:26 pm
rdugirl
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Hey there..

You said you were 'medically trained' but didn't specify. If you are an RN, I would love to hear if you ever made the move and how it went. In the process of getting my USVI RN license so I can come check out STT/STJ on a travel contract. I have been reading the forums for months, have a friend who lives on island in STJ, so I have a pretty good idea of what island living is all about. Any info appreciated.

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Posted : March 28, 2011 1:30 pm
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