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Salt Blast?

March 04, 2017 12:07PM

We have been looking at properties for some time primarily in STX for use as a second home and supplement with vacation rentals. We have avoided Judith's Fancy and direct waterfront properties to avoid the maintenance and expense from the "salt blast". What is hard to assess is exactly where the blast affects things and where it doesn't.

I understand that the east end is largely unaffected due to the reefs being out to sea a bit but I wonder if anyone could clue us in on how far away- up the hills one must go to see an improvement on the north side? For instance there are some properties on the west side of Salt River just above Gentle Winds. Not waterfront but a ten minute walk down a hill from the beach. Would this be a salty mess?

If anyone knows of a reference or better yet a map that could give some guidance that would be wonderful.

Also asking the same on STJ- are there parts of the island less affected as well? Do the southern coasts (Fish Bay, Chocolate Hole) have protection or are they hammered as well

Thanks in advance! This is a great resource.


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