Many residents of the Southside wake up in the morning to the site of behemoth cruise ships floating slowly into harbor. At dusk, they watch these magnificent vessels, festooned in lights, disappear gently into the horizon. The Southside, including Frenchmans Bay and Bolongo, is a mixture of working and middle-class residences, as well as high-end oceanfront villas, all located within earshot of Havensight and downtown Charlotte Amalie. Havensight is a shopping destination for tourists, as well as a draw for local residents courtesy of a handful of restaurants and bars that offer a bustling nightlife. The Southside is also home to Antilles School, a prominent independent, college preparatory school for toddlers through 12th grade. The drawbacks? The Southside faces the Caribbean and is hotter and drier than points north and west on the island. Depending on where you are on the Southside, conveniences may not be that readily at hand.
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