Home United States Forum United States Guide Moving to United States Real Estate Healthcare in United States
United States
Resources
City Guides
Cigna International Health Insurance
JoinSign In
AGS Worldwide Movers

An Expat Talks about Living in Christiansted, US Virgin Isl.

Apr 08, 2019


Pet Parade in Christiansted, St. Croix

An expat talks about life in Christiansted, St. Croix following Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. The oil refinery closed, tourism was down and jobs were hard to come by. But, the situation is improving since refinery has reopened and there are reconstruction jobs. She wouldn't advise someone to move to St. Croix right now unless they don't need to work.

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Christiansted

How long have you lived there?

6 years

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

Most restaurants have midweek activities (trivia night etc.) Downtown has many parades an regular events called Jump Up. Triathlon Federation is great for athletes, as is the Humane Society for pet lovers.

Expats living in United States interested in expat health insurance should take a minute to get a quote from our trusted expat health insurance partner, CIGNA.

In terms of religious, racial, economic and cultural diversity, are the people of this city or town diverse? Are they accepting of differences? Describe.

There are many churches, a mosque, and a synagogue. Economic diversity? If that means are some people quite rich and others barely able to afford to live here, I'd say we have an ample supply of economic diversity. The racial and ethnic mix seems to do pretty well together. Locals may simultaneously roll their eyes and suck their teeth when people come here bringing their racism with them, but life is generally peaceful.

What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

During the 1st 8 months here my husband found no work. I did some ebay sales and wiped out my credit cards. At the time the main industry was tourism. Since then the oil refinery has reopened and a hurricane did enormous damage. Now there are jobs in oil and reconstruction. The way my husband eventually got work was by advertising for it. People in the service industry generally visit restaurants and hotels. Some jobs appear on Facebook. There is a newspaper and a state job site online but they seem to have a worse track record than the other methods.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

I hate to generalize about people. Most folks are laid back about work and much more involved in family and social lives. Many people have been helping with hurricane relief while others have been seeking better housing since 2017.

Moving to United States

Moving to United States soon? AGS Worldwide Movers is a leader in the international moving industry. Their experience and expertise allows them to guarantee their clients the best quality moving services. Get a moving quote today.

If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

I'd suggest other places unless they had a pretty much unlimited suppuly of cash.

Read Next

Culture-Shock-in-Northern-VirginiaAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Northern Virginia, United States

Be as open and as friendly as you can be. You may find friends that are a different age or nationality from those you had at home. Treat yourself to the odd magazine or candy from your home country and skype.

Living-in-BraintreeAn Expat Discusses Living in Braintree, United States

One member talks about life in Braintree, Vermont. She recommends that expats volunteer to meet other people -- at the library, hospital, church or dog shelter.

Expat New York: 10 Tips for Living in New York City

Expats in New York City will quickly find that New Yorkers defy their stereotypes. New York is a melting pot of people from every corner of the globe and every income level -- all brought together by the city's subway system. Some expats enjoy living right in the hustle and bustle of the city. Others choose to enjoy a bit more greenery and space in a suburb on New York.

Expat New York: Public Transportation Options

Expats living in the New York Metropolitan area have a variety of public transportation options. Learn about the rail and bus systems near your home - or where you will live.

Expat New York: Top 10 Things To Do For Expats Living in New York City

Expats in New York City will learn a lot about the culture and people of New York if they get out and do some exploring. Here are 10 things to do that will help get you quickly settled.

Cigna International Health Insurance

Write a Comment about this Expat Report

Sign In to post a comment.
Expatriate Health Insurance

Get a quote for expat health insurance in United States from our partner, Cigna Global Health.
Get a Quote

Culture-Shock-in-Northern-VirginiaAn Expat Talks about Culture Shock & Living in Northern Virginia, United States

Be as open and as friendly as you can be. You may find friends that are a different age or nationality from those you had at home. Treat yourself to the odd magazine or candy from your home country and skype.

Be as open and as friendly as you can be. You may find friends that are a different age or nationality from those you had at home. Treat yourself to the odd magazine or candy from your home country an...

Living-in-ChristianstedAn Expat Discusses Living in Christiansted, United States

An expat talks about life in Christiansted, St. Croix following Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. The oil refinery closed, tourism was down and jobs were hard to come by. But, the situation is improving since refinery has reopened and there are reconstruction jobs. She wouldn't advise someone to move to St. Croix right now unless they don't need to work.

An expat talks about life in Christiansted, St. Croix following Hurricane Maria in September of 2017. The oil refinery closed, tourism was down and jobs were hard to come by. But, the situation is i...

Expat New York: 10 Tips for Living in New York City

Expats in New York City will quickly find that New Yorkers defy their stereotypes. New York is a melting pot of people from every corner of the globe and every income level -- all brought together by the city's subway system. Some expats enjoy living right in the hustle and bustle of the city. Others choose to enjoy a bit more greenery and space in a suburb on New York.

Expats in New York City will quickly find that New Yorkers defy their stereotypes. New York is a melting pot of people from every corner of the globe and every income level -- all brought together by...

Expat New York: Public Transportation Options

Expats living in the New York Metropolitan area have a variety of public transportation options. Learn about the rail and bus systems near your home - or where you will live.

Expats living in the New York Metropolitan area have a variety of public transportation options. Learn about the rail and bus systems near your home - or where you will live....

Expat New York: Top 10 Things To Do For Expats Living in New York City

Expats in New York City will learn a lot about the culture and people of New York if they get out and do some exploring. Here are 10 things to do that will help get you quickly settled.

Expats in New York City will learn a lot about the culture and people of New York if they get out and do some exploring. Here are 10 things to do that will help get you quickly settled....

United States Guide
Other Links
Our Story Our Team Contact Us Submit an Article Advertising Travel Warnings

Copyright 1997-2019 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal