More vacationers every year fulfill dreams of moving to "America's Paradise." And why not? Under the United States flag, we have a stable government and no state taxes. Our pleasant climate and near-constant trade winds make it possible to live in shorts and sandals all year. Sandy beaches and aquamarine waters encourage an outdoor sporty lifestyle.
Beyond early impressions newcomers learn that the island has fascinating historical and cultural depth. St. Thomas and St. John are an ideal second home for some during the winter months and an attractive year-round residence for others. It is not just a retirement destination, either, thousands of young families, couples, and singles from the United States and other countries move here and feel at home in the cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Houses and condominiums are available for rent if you want to test the move first or for purchase, with good values available, even for oceanfront. If you think you will be coming back for a vacation, year after year, you might consider participating in a "Vacation Club" where you buy a week or more of time in a resort and you own the right to stay there for life or until you decide to sell it. Traditionally, these investments have increased in value over time.
When it comes time to take the plunge you will find professional realtors with many lovely properties or land for sale in every price range.