Lots of people write and say they want to move to the island, not to retire, but to start a new life. Here are two opportunities to do that that recently came on the market.
The first is Sloop Jones' (famous East End artist) Dish and Dat. He capitalized on the fact the Virgin Islands cable TV system is unreliable and Internet access is sometimes dicey to get.
D&D installs Dish Network and HughesNet satellite receivers. Jones says he's had 120 customers in two years and grossed about $120K in 2009.
"Someone who works the biz can create a nice steady income," Jones said. "Requires mechanical, electronic skills. Lots of service business (due to our corrosive sunbaked climate)." Jones is asking $99,000. For more, e-mail i[email protected].
Another way to make a living on he island requires you to spend some of each day in a bar. For many people, that's what they do anyway.
It's Captain's Cabin, the island's original video gambling and sports bar at Wharfside Village. Asking price is $215,000.
"A true money maker with proven track record and 2009 net income at $77,000," says the Multiple Listing Service entry. "Perfect for owner/ operator and add another $28,534 in your pocket."