Under 30 years old?
Please don't take this as an insult, I am grateful for the board's help on my preparation for the move and just wanted to get some input from people in my age group.
I would love to hear from people who currently live on STX and are under 30 yrs old. I want to get a better feel of what to expect as a youngster moving to the island. I know it will be a dramatic change but I was wondering if there was a active scene for 20 something year olds. Where do most people in this age group live? Are there certain events or activities that are popular?
Well I am grateful for all and any input or advice.
I am in my 20's.
From what I can tell, most younger people live out on the east end, near C'sted. I live in F'sted. But there does seem to be a growing population of a younger, more transient crowd out West. Perhaps that is just what I have been noticing and my not be quantifiable in any way. Most of my friends are either local or have been here for a while.
I wouldn't call it an "active scene" necessarily. You pretty much go out, see whoever is there, hang out with your friends. It will be easy for you to make friends in our age group but there isn't a wide choice like there would be in a major city or anything. If you are friendly enough, you'll meet people and they'll give you the lay of the land and invite you places etc...Again, I feel that I am kinda of "out of it" because I have lived here a lot longer than much of the younger, "transient" crowd and I'm a west-ender.
Popular activities include going out at night for dinner then hanging out at various bars/restaurants, on weekends have beach parties, kayaking, hiking, diving, go out on someone's boat, go to the movies, or just go to the beach.
PM me if you have any more specific questions.
Although I'm not under 30 and don't now nor ever live on STX (only visited) I can tell you that one of the things I enjoyed and miss most about living on STT is that age didn't seem to matter nearly as much on island as it did stateside. People generally didn't bother worrying if someone was 20 or 60. I suppose what I'm trying to say is to keep your options open for friends regardless of age. Those a bit older may be able to teach you a thing or two about island survival.
Well said Kate. It is the same situation on STX with regard to age. Many of my friends are not in my age group.
Thanks for all the advice. So far so good.
stxem, I will be staying in C'sted so I guess that might be a plus
The main reason I pose this question is because making friends is an important aspect of moving to any new city. I am a very nice and open minded person who is easy to get along with and just want to put myself in the best situation possible. I know being anywhere new can be rough at times and its even rougher if you haven't made any friends.
Thanks again, and I am grateful for all and any advice you may have to offer.