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Real Estate in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Property in St. Thomas

St. Thomas is the island on which most of the population of the U.S. Virgin Island lives. It is also the most commercialized of the islands and a regular stopping off point for Caribbean cruise ships. This 30-square-mile island has jungle cliffs that soar high into the sky and the turquoise sea is dotted with yachts of all shapes and sizes. Although St. Thomas, and in particular the capital of Charlotte Amalie, can get overrun by tourists, you’ll want for nothing here. There’s a wide range of restaurants, entertainment, and activities to keep you busy.

Property samples on St. Thomas:

  • A three-bedroom house of 1,000 square feet in the popular Frenchman’s bay area of St. Thomas. This house also has one bathroom and a fenced yard. Price: $189,000.

Property in St. Croix

St. Croix is the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands and is a mix of sugar plantations, old forts, and rainforest. The two main towns are Christiansted and Frederiksted. Christiansted is filled with quaint little shops that sell French perfume, clothing, jewelry, and china, while Frederiksted has a tropical rainforest and plantation dating back to the 1700s. Tourism is not St. Croix’s main source of income so it’s quieter than its neighbor of St. Thomas.

Property samples on St. Croix:

  • Located close to Frederiksted town is a three-bedroom, one-bathroom home in the quiet Hannah’s Rest neighborhood. Set on a third of an acre, the property has many fruit trees including lime, breadfruit, soursop, plum, papaya, and sugar apple trees. Price: $220,000.

  • A two-bedroom, one-bathroom house of 1,500 square feet with views of the sea. The property also has a two-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment. This home does still need some work done to it but the seller will tile the gallery and paint the outside. This property comes furnished. Price: $250,000.

Buying Real Estate in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Buying real estate in the Virgin Islands is the same as buying in the U.S.