Our pleasant climate and near-constant trade winds make it possible to live in shorts and sandals all year...
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 purchasing a condominium. Traditionally, these investments have increased in value over time. If you feel that you would like to spend a couple of months each year then you might consider a villa which could be short-term rented when you are not here.
The United States Virgin Islands (USVI) is more than just an ideal tourism destination with its pristine beaches, wonderful sunshine, great duty-free shopping and intriguing historic monuments; it is also the ideal location for doing business and maximizing your company's profits.
The USVI offers a very unique tax incentives program for qualified businesses through the Economic Development Authority and its Economic Development Commission or EDC Program. Global companies in the areas of manufacturing, services, high-technology, as well as other qualified businesses may qualify for the Economic Development Commission Program. The goal of the EDC program is to provide the necessary incentives to make your business expansion or relocation a reality.