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Why You Should Move To The U.S. Virgin Islands

Posted: 07/29/2012 10:10 am

If you're looking for an easy move to an island, with the possibility for cheap real estate and few legal hurdles, consider the USVI.

Our photo gallery of life on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John shows why the U.S. Virgin Islands are on our ranking of the Best Islands to Live On.

-- By the ISLANDS Editors. Read more island travel stories like this at islands.com, and join the conversation on our Facebook page.

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  • U.S. Virgin Islands

    You could always live nights like these -- an impromptu bonfire on your own private beach? Not too shabby. <a href="http://www.islands.com/issues/2012/07/wish-list-usvi-best-islands-live/wish-list-best-islands-live-usvi" target="_hplink">For more, see our "ISLANDS Wish List: Move to the USVI" digital publication.</a>

  • St. Croix, USVI

    Resorts, villas and homes are tucked into the lush hills of the U.S. Virgin Islands, including here at Point Udall on the east end of St. Croix. Try out life here by extending your vacation. You may soon be ready to move. <a href="http://www.islands.com/issues/2012/07/wish-list-usvi-best-islands-live/wish-list-best-islands-live-usvi" target="_hplink">For more, see our "ISLANDS Wish List: Move to the USVI" digital publication.</a>

  • Buck Island National Monument

    This is a real dream come true: jumping in for the Caribbean's best snorkeling at Buck Island National Monument practically whenever you want. You can do that if you cross the line from tourist to local. <a href="http://www.islands.com/issues/2012/07/wish-list-usvi-best-islands-live/wish-list-best-islands-live-usvi" target="_hplink">For more, see our "ISLANDS Wish List: Move to the USVI" digital publication.</a>

  • Trunk Bay

    If you're here at Trunk Bay on vacation or with a cruise, you have to come to this famous beach when everybody else does. But if you live here on St. John, you make your way over to Trunk Bay when it looks perfect -- and empty. Trunk Bay becomes your own private beach. <a href="http://www.islands.com/issues/2012/07/wish-list-usvi-best-islands-live/wish-list-best-islands-live-usvi" target="_hplink">For more, see our "ISLANDS Wish List: Move to the USVI" digital publication.</a>

  • Davis Beach

    Relaxing on a hammock on Davis Beach -- this is the island life. <a href="http://www.islands.com/issues/2012/07/wish-list-usvi-best-islands-live/wish-list-best-islands-live-usvi" target="_hplink">For more, see our "ISLANDS Wish List: Move to the USVI" digital publication.</a>

  • St. Thomas, USVI

    Sail the U.S. Virgin Islands from Red Hook, a better way to get around your new home than driving on congested highways like those unfortunate mainlanders do. <a href="http://www.islands.com/issues/2012/07/wish-list-usvi-best-islands-live/wish-list-best-islands-live-usvi" target="_hplink">For more, see our "ISLANDS Wish List: Move to the USVI" digital publication.</a>

  • Christiansed

    See how long it takes for everyone to know your name at the Comanche Mill Yacht-less Club, a bar on the boardwalk in Christiansted. <a href="http://www.islands.com/issues/2012/07/wish-list-usvi-best-islands-live/wish-list-best-islands-live-usvi" target="_hplink">For more, see our "ISLANDS Wish List: Move to the USVI" digital publication.</a>

  • Charlotte Amalie

    Exploring Charlotte Amalie is an activity on St. Thomas that never gets old. You'll feel sorry for the cruise visitors who only have a few hours to walk these streets. <a href="http://www.islands.com/issues/2012/07/wish-list-usvi-best-islands-live/wish-list-best-islands-live-usvi" target="_hplink">For more, see our "ISLANDS Wish List: Move to the USVI" digital publication.</a>

  • Cruz Bay

    If you're looking to get out on the water, that's easy to do at Cruz Bay. Even catch a ferry to neighboring St. Thomas or the British Virgin Islands. That's one of the many beautiful things about life in the USVI: You're away from it all yet next to so much. <a href="http://www.islands.com/issues/2012/07/wish-list-usvi-best-islands-live/wish-list-best-islands-live-usvi" target="_hplink">For more, see our "ISLANDS Wish List: Move to the USVI" digital publication.</a>

  • Coral Bay

    Here on St. John, you'll get into the natural rhythm of the island. Row in Coral Bay for a day's activity. <a href="http://www.islands.com/issues/2012/07/wish-list-usvi-best-islands-live/wish-list-best-islands-live-usvi" target="_hplink">For more, see our "ISLANDS Wish List: Move to the USVI" digital publication.</a>

  • Could this be your new home? As one couple who moved here from cold Massachusetts told us, "All that planning wasn't necessary. You can just do it." <a href="http://www.islands.com/issues/2012/07/wish-list-usvi-best-islands-live/wish-list-best-islands-live-usvi" target="_hplink">For more, see our "ISLANDS Wish List: Move to the USVI" digital publication.</a>

 

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