I'm Moving to Guam in January

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MarciCalif

Los Gatos, CA

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Sep 21, 2009
 
Really? No one is willing to offer some advice?
twoods

Ville Platte, LA

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Oct 26, 2009
 
I'm moving there in january 2010 please let me know some info.From some of the things i have read i'm scared. I have twin one year olds to worry about. I don't know what to believe.
aaron

Richardson, TX

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Nov 19, 2009
 
Guam isnt nearly as bad as some of the people on here make it out to be. I was stationed there for two years (04-06). I got married while I was there and had a kid. We lived in Oka Towers in Tamuning. Up north and in the central has some spots that look pretty trashy, but the south is beautiful as far as I am concerned. Tumon is pretty much the hot spot for tourism, it has quite a few restraunts, strip clubs, massage parlors, and adult novelty shops.If that kind of stuff isnt your cup of tea then just avoid it. There are lots of boonie dogs, but I dont recall any trying to attack me. I did have one run in with the locals, but as I recall alcohol influenced that situation. My wife and I and our two kids are considering moving back sometime in the early part of next year.
Balatsu

Barrigada, Guam

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Nov 28, 2009
 
Any area in particular you looking at? North side's pretty bad (I live in Yigo and to be on the safe side I gotta pay my car off before I move), but there are nice places too.
TWOODS

Ville Platte, LA

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Nov 28, 2009
 
Do u know what side of guam is the naval base. We will stay on base hopefully. I really have no idea how the housing is on base or is it off base do u know? THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE REPLY
Balatsu

Barrigada, Guam

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#7
Nov 29, 2009
 
The naval base is southside. It's very rural down there. I enjoy driving around the mountain pass roads near there. And the Inarajan pools are absolutely gorgeous and not to be missed.

I haven't lived on base personally though (parents were military, but my mom being a retired local meant I've always lived off base) and I haven't been to the naval base, just the Air force one so I cant speak on that. But I'm more than sure they're nice.

However, housing outside base is quite expensive. The locals will try to take advantage of military residence funds and set their prices to match it. Basically, a high price won't guarantee a nice place to stay, so shopping around is definitely advised.
TWOODS

Ville Platte, LA

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Nov 29, 2009
 
THANK YOU SO MUCH
James p

Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Dec 8, 2009
 
Im moving to guam in january,im a boating guy and a diver.any ideas for a job??

“Sup! Grab a beer, chelu.”

Since: Nov 09

Yigo, Guam

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#10
Dec 16, 2009
 
Can't say Ive got any ideas, but being an island, I'm more than sure there are a ton of opportunities that cater to your strengths on Guam. Problem is that you'll have a lot of competition from locals and while Guam isn't necessarily all that Xenophobic of a place, locals will probably get prioritized in regards to the hiring process.

This of course isn't a 100%, but if you want the edge, I hope you're certified with some kind of vocational training, degree, or an asston of experience.

In any case, keep an eye on these postings prior to heading over.

http://www.guampdn.com/guampublishing/jobfind...
Jenny

Hagatna, Guam

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Dec 16, 2009
 
Iam curently in Guam.my husband is in the Navy so we been here for a year.We live off base. when i first got here i heard there's alot of snakes so i try to stay away and we live at LaDera Tower, it's a very nice place, u guys should check it out..we pay $1900 for each month but i think it's worth it.swiming pool, jacuzzi,playground for kids,work out place,master bedroom have a jacuzzi too,the back alcony face the ocean and the front door have the city view.if u live on high floor it will be nice. uhm nothing special here, i think it's boring, one tiny mall which have Macy's and everything else is exspensive and not very attracting, one outlet that have Ross..nothing nice though, one K-mart, one Home Depot, Tumon is the main touris point, which have mostly restaurants and bar and strip clubs, alots of masssage places..they give massage from A-Z ,:) food and everything is freakin expensive outside..but it's about 40% cheaper on base. Airforce bast is North, and Navel base is South, takes about 3 hour to go around the whole island..Guam is 30 miles long and 8 miles wide..uhm beside all thats stuff u have wonderful beaches, white sand and warm water..if u like snorkling u will love it here, beautiful and colorful fishes ... oh and last but not lease :P look forward to eating BBQ everywhere u go...hahaha we have BBQ for every occasions.. For you guys that comming here soon, hope u enjoy..good luck !:)
Liz

Seoul, Korea

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Sep 7, 2013
 
Dear Jenny,
Are you still residing in Guam? I was given the opportunity to live in Guam (Anderson) for two years, but I am having difficulties deciding if I should accept the offer. I am a single female and to be honest, my main concern is safety. My apartment budget is $1,000 and I am concern that I won't be able to find a safe place within my budget. I looked at Ladera Tower, but they only listed 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. Do you know if they have studio rooms available? Also, I was considering a room mate since I am sort of scared to live on my own on an unfamiliar (to me) island. Do you have any recommendations how I can seek room mates?
Any and all advices will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you kindly.
Liz
Liz

Seoul, Korea

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Sep 7, 2013
 
Dear Jenny,
Are you still residing in Guam? I was given the opportunity to live in Guam (Anderson) for two years, but I am having difficulties deciding if I should accept the offer. I am a single female and to be honest, my main concern is safety. My apartment budget is $1,000 and I am concern that I won't be able to find a safe place within my budget. I looked at Ladera Tower, but they only listed 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. Do you know if they have studio rooms available? Also, I was considering a room mate since I am sort of scared to live on my own on an unfamiliar (to me) island. Do you have any recommendations how I can seek room mates?
Any and all advices will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you kindly.
Robin

Covington, LA

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#15
Jan 23, 2014
 
Ladera Tower is nice and you could find a roommate. We lived in Guam twice. My husband worked for Continental Airlines. Beautiful island with amazing scuba diving! I would move back tomorrow!

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