History

GAPOA Uniqueness and Extensiveness

by Rob Bidelspacher
  1. The Association encompasses major portions of five Danish surveyed and named estates which include North Grapetree, North Slob, South Grapetree, South Slob and Turner Hole, consisting of over 300 plots owned by approximately 500 to 1000 people (if counting owners and their families).
  2. The Association is made up of over a dozen subdivisions emanating from a number of different developing entities spanning many decades since the 1950’s. All have common elements in their chain of title with similar provisions in their deed histories.
  3. Covering some 4 miles of beach and coastal frontage, Association estates line both the North and South shores of St. Croix.
  4. The Association’s estates include 7 distinct watershed areas covering almost 1000 acres with varying terrain at elevations ranging from sea level to almost 700 feet.
  5. The Association manages and maintains more than 7 miles of existing private roads and accompanying drainage systems.
  6. The Association’s estates are adjacent to The Nature Conservancy’s extensive holdings of Jack and Issacs Bay, the VI Territorial Park Lands of Cramer Park, the U. S. Government owned Point Udall, and all is surrounded by the newly designated and now operational Virgin Island East End National Marine Park.

Grapetree History / Narrative

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