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What's it like to live in Jersey?

What are the pros and cons of living here? Is it an area on the up?

Asked on Aug 18 2007, General in Jersey | Report content

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  • I would suggest that you look at the local authorities’ website to see what the crime statistics etc for this area are, this will also give you a guide to house prices and movement of the market within the area. You can also look at the local tourist board website which gives you an up to date overview of the area.

    Answered on Mar 29 2010, Report content
  • Jersey is lovely but very expensive. Average 3 bed house around £400,000. Lovely climate always around 5 degrees warmer than the south coast of england. Biggest employer is offshore banking and trust industry. But lots of other jobs although not as well paid. Come for a holiday in May or June and have a look.

    Answered on Apr 8 2010, Report content
  • I agree with aussiesheila Jersey is lovely and very different from sister island Guernsey. Jersey has all the necessary advantages of modern living coupled with great temps. By comparison Guernsey is a much more dated and parochial environment with significant societal issues amongst the community. The mindset of the locals is downright hostile to new comers and expats. Expats are barely tolerated fr their much needed financial contribution to local businesses and community but that certainly doesn't mean you get any customer service! Interestingly by local decree one is only considered local after 20 years on island. I have often heard the dispute of " more local than you" in the pub. Have a look at the comments section of the local press and you will get a good feel for the community and issues mentioned.

    Answered on Feb 28 2012, Report content
  • Hi, We would suggest that you get in touch with local estate agents in order to get some background about the area. You can search for agents using the ‘find agents’ tab on the top of the Zoopla Page. We hope this helps.

    Answered on Sep 27 2013, Report content

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