Virgin Islands – Real Estate
St. Croix – The largest of the Virgin Islands.
People from St. Croix are called Crucians (pronounced crew-jans).
St. Croix is home to the Hess Oil Refinery. Historical sugar mills are strewn across St. Croix’s beautiful landscape. St. Croix has two main towns, Christiansted and Frederiksted. Between the islands developed areas are ‘rain forest’, grassy cattle fields, historical buildings and golf courses. St. Croix has a town and country feel, more so then any of the other Virgin Islands.
Although St. Croix is a quiet island, it does have its fair share of entertainment in the form of music festivals, Carnival, crab races, dining and theater productions. Fishing, scuba diving, sailing, boating and outdoor water and land sports in general are popular activities. The only casino in the Virgin Islands is on St. Croix.
St. Croix has many of the same associations as St. Thomas; Rotary clubs, Chamber of Commerce, historical conservation groups among others. Educational facilities range from elementary level to university. St. Croix is set apart from the other islands because of a larger physical distance; it is some 40 miles away from St. Thomas.
Traveling between St. Croix and St. Thomas is facilitated by ferry service and small commuter airlines. St. Croix has it’s own airport for commuting to the mainland. The Juan Luis Hospital is available for medical needs.
St. Croix’s landscape is diverse. The topography changes from flat agricultural land to rolling hills; arid areas to lush vegetation; countryside settings to dramatic sea views. Whatever your likes are, there’s bound to be an area in St. Croix that appeals to you. The diversity of the island is reflected in the real estate market. Properties of all types can be found on St. Croix including high-end houses, fixer-uppers, condominiums, commercial properties and undeveloped land. With an inventory of 800 listings currently (August 2005) on the market, St. Croix has a lot to offer.