St Croix is the largest of the United States Virgin Islands at 82 square miles in area. There are two distinct towns to visit: Christiansted and Frederiksted. The architectural quality and historic interest of the one-time Danish West Indies capital has made part of Christiansted (founded in 1734) a National Historic Site.
Moving west along the North Shore, visit the west side of Salt River where Columbus’ crew landed in November of 1493.
Frederiksted has its share of shops and shopping. It also has a tropical Rain Forest and Whim Greathouse, a plantation restored to the way it was in the 1700s.
The towns of Christiansted and Frederiksted each has its own distinctive style; together that are the Twin Cities, a must-see.
St. Croix provides gorgeous beaches, world-class recreational activities, fine dining, casino, and golfing. The island is 22.7 miles long and 8 miles wide and is diverse in its Landscape and topography.
Did we mention climate? AAHHH!! Warm! The sun shines year-round with an average temperature of 85° during the day and around 70 to75° most evenings, summer being a little warmer. Trade winds coming from the East blow seductively across the island to keep the humidity low.
DID YOU KNOW… In addition to St. Croix’s long and rich multicultural history, friendly people, the blue ocean and near perfect year-round weather, there are a number of additional reasons to consider relocating to St Croix. Most importantly, the U.S. Virgin Islands, which includes St. Croix, St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island, operate under U.S. laws, important for both business and personal matters. US companies doing business here includes retail stores such as K-Mart, Radio Shack, Office Max and Home Depot, McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Pizza Hut. Also U.S. financial services and a variety of U.S. mortgage, insurance and banking companies offer local service. U.S. cellular phone companies including AT&T and Sprint all operate here. For your off-island personal and commercial convenience, the US Post office operates here and both land line and cellular phone calls are treated as domestic calls, not overseas calls.
St. Croix is home to a variety of tropical fruits and vegetables. Common fruits are mango, papaya, guava and passion fruit. Some that may be new to you and worth trying are genip, soursop, sugar apple, figs, tamarind and sea grapes.
Other Reasons to Select St. Croix
- Compared to other 3 Virgins (St. Thomas, St. John and Water Island), St. Croix property prices are more affordable.
- Property taxes are favorable; there is no sales tax and, also, for residents of the U.S. Virgin Islands, there is no estate or inheritance tax.
- We Drive on the Left side of the road, with the steering wheel on the left as well
- “We use U.S. Currency and have the protection of the U.S. flag and U.S. courts.
Manufacturers have duty-free, quota-free access to the U.S. mainland with “Made in the USA” labels on many types.
Our Economic Development Commission benefits help qualifying companies reduce their taxes and increase their profits and rivals any benefits package across the globe.
We boast the opportunity to conduct business in one of the world’s most beautiful natural environments with splendid panoramic views, gorgeous sand-filled beaches, world-class resort hotels and oceanside golf courses.”
The Virgin Islands has excellent harbors and deep water ports with a well-developed freight and transportation system. There is a sophisticated telecommunication structure including fiber optic lines and high speed internet access. (USVI, usvieda.org)
Take a look at the video below about St. Croix