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IXer89
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Hello All,

I have been planning a move to the island of STX for the past few years and I've been waiting for my contract with my current job to be up in order to move down there and to start a new chapter in my life. Now that I only have 3.5 years left before I can make the move, I want to go ahead and start considering different areas of the island to eventually live.

If y'all wouldn't mind sharing some of your experiences that would be great!!

My top choices as of now are prince and NB. Oh yeah do people usually make commutes across the island for work or is that too much of a hassle??

God bless

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Topic starter Posted : April 15, 2013 12:28 am
Cruz
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The term "quarters" is not really used in present day St. Croix. It's an ancient term that was used when the island was under Danish rule. Maybe some realtors might still use it, but the average local probably wouldn't be able to tell you what quarter they're living without referring to a map. Also may still be used for property tax purposes.

The island is only 27 miles long, so for the most part commuting across the island for work shouldn't be that big of a deal. Especially when you learn the back roads and what roads to avoid at certain times of day.

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Posted : April 15, 2013 3:49 am
Cruz
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in case anyone is trying to figure out what quarter they live in....

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Posted : April 15, 2013 3:53 am
fdr
 fdr
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Good morning IXer89,

Have you visited St Croix before? A pre-move visit of at least a week is really the best way to get a feel for what areas will suit you.

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Posted : April 15, 2013 10:59 am
STXBob
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...do people usually make commutes across the island for work or is that too much of a hassle??

Welcome, IXer89. I think that people consider cross-island commuting to be a hassle. Although you may tolerate a 1-hour trip in the states, you'll probably quickly find a 30-minute trip on STX to be "long" (and your trip could be as long as 1 hour). It has something to do with the relative size of things in the states vs. here.

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Posted : April 15, 2013 11:55 am
Linda J
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I always suggest that you live and work on the same side of C'sted. And if you work far west, you should live no farther east than mid island. I had a 20-30 minute commute through C'sted and it was a drag.

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Posted : April 15, 2013 1:15 pm
STXBob
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The Christiansted bypass opened a few months ago, so Christiansted traffic is no longer an issue.

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Posted : April 15, 2013 1:17 pm
terry
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Welcome, IXer89. I think that people consider cross-island commuting to be a hassle. Although you may tolerate a 1-hour trip in the states, you'll probably quickly find a 30-minute trip on STX to be "long" (and your trip could be as long as 1 hour). It has something to do with the relative size of things in the states vs. here.

STXBOB is right, the longer you are there it seems that the bigger the island is. :@)
When we first started going we would go all the way around the island every few days. Now just going from C-sted to F-sted is a long trip.

Hpwever now with the bypass, going to the other side of C-sted is not as big of deal.

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Posted : April 15, 2013 1:21 pm
richardrblc
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good luck there sir start my new job wednesday cul they gave me two weeks to get ready its an amazing island with great people

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Posted : April 15, 2013 2:35 pm
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