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Old 06-03-2013, 09:41 PM
 
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Which one is the best to live in. Economy and safety being 2 major selling points. Trying to move to STX, but some of the stories have me slightly worried.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:32 PM
 
Location: St Croix, USVI
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STT is a denser population area & much faster paced life style, STX is more relaxed and spread out, St. John.... I've never been & probably won't go

Crime is everywhere in the world, seems to me like stt & STX are about equal there (which makes STX safer statistically) but really as long as you aren't at the wrong place at the wrong time (pretty obvious, 3 am in an alley way of a major city is just stupid...) you'll be fine
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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STT is a denser population area & much faster paced life style, STX is more relaxed and spread out, St. John.... I've never been & probably won't go

Crime is everywhere in the world, seems to me like stt & STX are about equal there (which makes STX safer statistically) but really as long as you aren't at the wrong place at the wrong time (pretty obvious, 3 am in an alley way of a major city is just stupid...) you'll be fine
Have you adjusted to "Island Time" ?
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: St Croix, USVI
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Have you adjusted to "Island Time" ?
I haven't really noticed it actually, not many people are punctual but thatdoesn't bother me, I have a wife so I'm used to it (haha).
]besides, life is about the journey, not the destination; I don't mind sometime to sit and reflect.
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Old 06-06-2013, 03:08 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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If you can afford St. John - GO! It is the most beautiful of the 3, I think....but much of it is dedicated land, the housing prices are astronomical, and there is virtually no employment.

If you're independently wealthy and don't have to work, you've found your spot.
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:33 AM
 
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If you can afford St. John - GO! It is the most beautiful of the 3, I think....but much of it is dedicated land, the housing prices are astronomical, and there is virtually no employment.

If you're independently wealthy and don't have to work, you've found your spot.
I'm not there yet LOL!

Job will be needed. But I love the info. This forum and feedback helps in keeping myself and my 19 year old dream alive
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Old 04-01-2016, 02:29 PM
 
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I agree with Sam. St John is beautiful. Beaches there are beautiful. But most of the island is national park land.

St Thomas had pretty beaches but is more populated, more touristy and more commercial.

Stx is less commercial, more laid back, but still fun.

I guess STT is the more packaged destination for visitors but if I had to guess which I would enjoy more as a resident I might go with STX.

It's weird though, they are US territories but I found their accents to be stronger than some non US islands such as Barbados or Trinidad.
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Old 04-02-2016, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Caribbean
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I would choose STT or STX, as I prefer to have Caribbean culture around me. Additionally, STT and STX have far more when it comes to conveniences.

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It's weird though, they are US territories but I found their accents to be stronger than some non US islands such as Barbados or Trinidad.
All are strong to me, but very distinct from each other. It may be U.S. territory but the vast majority of people are Caribbean. The majority also have heritages in other islands. The VI is a little melting pot.
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Old 04-02-2016, 05:48 AM
 
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If you can afford St. John - GO! It is the most beautiful of the 3, I think....but much of it is dedicated land, the housing prices are astronomical, and there is virtually no employment.

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Old 04-02-2016, 11:13 AM
 
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The three islands (excluding Water Island, the "4th" Virgin Island, which is STT-oriented) are all different. St. Thomas is tourism driven. St. Croix is industry driven (with problems there) and St. John is old money, big money, U.S. National Park driven. Friends and acquaintances that live and have lived on STX wouldn't move to STT on a bet. They love it. I've enjoyed STX every time I've been there. Slower pace, less frenetic, less traffic. STT a little wilder, sucking in thousands of cruise ship passengers a day, expensive (gas was ALWAYS way more on STT than on STX), but overall I think the conveniences are a little better . . . maybe. Crucians would argue that, and probably convince me otherwise. I could live on St. John, but whether you like it or not, you have to go to St. Thomas for many conveniences, Cost-U-Less, Plaza Extra, K-Mart, etc. Slower pace, but costs are much higher. Hospitality workers, with some obvious exceptions (multiple people living together, etc.) can't really swing the housing costs on STJ. I'm sure there's some that would argue that, too. The unemployment rate on STX is higher than STT is higher than STJ, but only the latter because many on STJ don't NEED to work. Blinders on, I'd choose STT from what I know, make contacts, expand horizons and feel out the other two over time. You might find a fit and jump islands. Some do.
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