by Amy Land-de Wilde
Every season, we hear envious queries from our island visitors about how long we’ve lived here and how did we make the move. Blending into our lifestyle comes easily. Visitors often pair off with locals on the tennis courts, on kayak tours and scuba dives, and on the golf courses. (That’s courses, plural! How many islands have more than one?) Sports provide a great avenue into the community. So do island events– and there are many!
As the February 18th, 2016 Caribbean Journal article said, “Perhaps the best-kept secret in the US Virgin Islands, St Croix is quickly developing as the USVI’s culinary hub, with a host of hot new restaurants helmed by upand- coming chefs. This is a great villa destination marked by a thriving US expat community. But the star here is historic Christiansted, a charming, walkable town that is a unique jewel in the Caribbean.”
Many people choose to buy property on St. Croix because of our inclusiveness and all the recreational and social activities the island offers–not to mention the eternal sunshine and hypnotic seashore. We have concerts under the stars with local and visiting musicians, art shows galore, and a strong community theater. I’ve mentioned golf, tennis, kayaking and scuba diving, but how about horseback riding, paddle boarding, kite surfing and snorkeling?
Back to making St. Croix a part of your life…
St. Croix accommodates a wider range of tastes and affordability than most islands. You can buy a condo on the beach for $70,000 or $1 million. Home prices range wider than that. If you are not ready to commit to a developed property but want to build your own castle (or bungalow) in paradise later, we can show you a variety of sites at good values.
Many tell us at Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty that they consider this an ideal time to buy, and they are right. The intersection of many positive elements for buyers–low interest rates, motivated sellers, a wide range of choices–exists right now.
Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty has something for every taste. Many of our buyers want to live on the sparkling Caribbean Sea, others prefer homes in the lush rain forest. You can reside on one of our challenging golf courses or up 900 feet above sea level with outstanding panoramas. Some choose to invest in rental properties. Because we have a team devoted to property management, we can help with reservations, maintenance, income strategies and a cleaning service.
If you have more questions about buying, or you already own and you’d like an assessment of your property’s market value, please be in touch! We’ll always get back to you right away.
The high-touch, high-tech professionals at Coldwell Banker St. Croix Realty will always go the extra mile for you. You are our top priority. Because we constantly expand our education in the field and keep up with the latest real estate trends and technology, our data is accurate and up-to-date. We’ve got island know-how and lots of resources to make things easy for you. Visit our website and preview the beautiful island properties we have to offer. We hope you’ll stop by for a chat!
Broker Amy Land-de Wilde owns Coldwell Banker St. Croix Real Realty. She fell in love with the island on first sight and has lived here now for over 35 years.
by Amy Land-de Wilde