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Old Jan 21st 2017, 12:37 am   #1
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I'm a Brit, my wife is American. We currently live in Eastern Oregon (I've been here since '94). We plan to retire to St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands in a few years. We did a load of research & bought a home there a few years back. Can't wait! Anyone planning or done similar?

Here's the view from our 'deck' in case you need convincing...



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well done & the best of luck to you both, especially with having that Land Rover

Is it safe, what are the property prices like & how do you deal with medical care?
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well done & the best of luck to you both, especially with having that Land Rover

Is it safe, what are the property prices like & how do you deal with medical care?
Thanks!It's safe if you're smart. Sure, there is a high crime rate- but most of thaat happens in the wrong part of Charlotte Amalie, late at night.

Property prices are quite reasonable. We bought a 2 bed 2 bath concrete home with a 1 bed 1 bath apartment downstairs on a half acre for $485k.

I recon the Defender will be perfect- haul 6 adults, aluminium body, able to climb the steep hills and traverse goat trails to the beach.
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Hi Paul, I'm also a Brit whose lived on St Thomas since 1985. Be glad to answer any questions although I'm sure you're well familiar with the place!
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