St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, is located 35 miles south of our sister islands. On a clear day you can see St. Thomas, St. John and the BVI’s. We’re 84 square miles, 28 miles long and 7 miles wide. St. Croix is divided into two major towns, namely Christiansted (East End) and Frederiksted (West End).
Christiansted is further subdivided into Quarters which include Queen Quarter (considered a mid-island location), Company Quarter, East End A and East End B. Similarly, Frederiksted is subdivided into King Quarter, Prince Quarter, Northside A & B, and West End. For more detailed maps, we recommend GoToStCroix.com.
Choosing a neighborhood can be just as important as finding the right home features and amenities. Here are brief descriptions of the Quarters that might help focus your search.
Christiansted is the largest town on St. Croix and is located in Company Quarter. Spanning the island from north to south, you’ll hear landmarks like Beeston Hill Medical Center, Five Corners, the seaplane dock and ARTFarm. Company Quarter is landscaped with lush hills and meadows. Waterfront condos, homes and property are available in Company Quarter.
East End A
Just east of Christiansted, East End A has a nice mix of residential, shopping, dining and businesses. You’ll find Gallow’s Bay, complete with the St. Croix Marina, post office, and bank. The Buccaneer Resort & Golf Course and Tamarind Reef Resort, as well as Shoy’s Beach, are popular destinations. Green Cay island, a protected bird sanctuary, is just north of East End A. Homes and property with stunning Green Cay and Buck Island views are available in East End A.
East End B
This is the far east end of St. Croix and the Eastern most point of the United States, Point Udall. Jack’s and Isaac’s Bay are protected turtle nesting beaches in this quarter. Other landmarks include The St. Croix Yacht Club, Cramer’s Park, and Divi Hotel & Casino. Buck Island National Park is one mile north. This area is drier than the rest of the island and features beautiful blooming succulents. Condos and homes with spectacular views are the main reason buyers choose East End B for their home in paradise.
King Quarter is bordered by the South shore of St. Croix and is located in the central part of the island. There are many conveniences, like shopping centers and businesses. If you ship a container with your belongings to St. Croix, your container is likely to arrive in King Quarter. The La Reine Saturday morning farmer’s market is a popular place to find local produce and fish.
The highest point on St. Croix, Mt. Eagle, is surrounded by lush mountains, valleys and hills in Northside A&B. A drive along North Shore Road will include many opportunities for scenic views and activities, like kayaking, hiking, horseback riding, diving, snorkeling, restaurants and beautiful beaches. Northside A&B includes the Carambola Golf Course and Country Club, Carambola Resort, Cane Bay, The Wall, Annaly Tidepools, Creque Dam Road, and the most lush and tropical landscape on the island. Of course, homes located in Northside A&B have access to all of these activities, lush rain forest and astonishing views.
Prince Quarter is consider mid-island and is bordered by the South shore of St. Croix. Henry E. Rohlsen Airport, Cruzan Rum Plant, St. George Botanical Gardens, the horse race track, and Salt River National Park are landmarks in Prince Quarter. The landscape is forested rolling to moderate hills.
The West End is home to St. Croix’s second largest town, Frederiksted. The town boasts a long pier that welcomes cruise ships to enjoy the many restaurants, shops, beaches and excursions. Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge is the longest continuous beach in the USVI and is a protected leatherback sea turtle nesting area. Take a drive on Mahogany Road through the rain forest, relax on one of many white sand beaches or try a water sport like jet skiing, paddle boarding or snorkeling. West End homes have the luxury of the most amazing sunsets in the Caribbean.