Is Hawaii A Great Place to Live?

Hawaii is a wonderful place to live. But New York, Montana, Vermont and New Mexico are also wonderful places to live. Each place you live has it’s own unique sense of place.

But there is nothing quite like Hawaii with amazing beaches and amazing weather…
Hawaii Sunset, Kaka'ako Park from HawaiiSecret.com/blog

Hawaii Sunset, Kaka’ako Park from HawaiiSecret.com/blog

You need to decide what your values are and why you want to live in Hawaii.

1) Hawaii is a very expensive place to live. Gas, food, real estate and rents are some of the most expensive in the nation. And prices are going up all the time. If you want to live here be prepared to spend most of your income on the necessities.

And if you live on Oahu, be prepared to spend lots of time on traffic going from one place to another. Some of the outer Islands also may have traffic issues.

2) Jobs are hard to find. The best plan would be to have a job lined up before you move to Hawaii.

Unless you are independently wealthy, you will need an income. Depending on your profession and what you bring to the table, jobs can be very difficult to find in Hawaii.
There are jobs here, however, thinking because you had a good job on the mainland does not mean you will find an equivalent job in Hawaii

3) Be prepared for culture shock. Hawaii is a wonderful blend of many different cultures. You will find Hawaiian, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, and even Portuguese cultures represented.

The islands are a true melting pot of various cultural stews. If you are open to new and different cultures and embrace all of the differences, you will do well. If you are Caucasian, be prepared to hear the term “Haole”, often. Do not take offense.
4) You will get out of Hawaii what you put in.
If you are open minded and willing to embrace new cultures and experiences, you will do well in Hawaii. For me, I choose to live no where else. It is beautiful with incredible beaches and amazing mountains. Being able to wear shorts 12 months out of the year has its own special charm!
All of the Islands are different and have their own unique features. I love it here and would choose to live no where else. Is Hawaii a good place to live? For me it is. You will have to make up your own mind. I have lived in a number of places but my choice is clear: Hawaii is my home.

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There are many great resources to help you in your journey. If you are thinking of moving to Hawaii,check out Moving To Hawaii: A Step-by-step Guide — By Michele Meyer

Here is another: Frommer’s Hawaii 2015 (Color Complete Guide)

 

 

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The Magic of the Hawaiian Islands

Here are some Hawaii Island Secrets….

Hawaii is a magical, wonderful place.

There are many different sensory experiences on the Hawaiian Islands. First there are the Islands themselves. Each one has a special aura. Each Island is a special places. Each one is magic.

Maui is a land of valleys and mountains. Haleakala is a very special place.
It is named the House of the Sun for good reason. Hiking into Haleakala
crater takes you to one of the most interesting places on the planet.

Kauai is lush and green. This piece of paradise has wonderful sights and sounds. It boasts Waimea Canyon, with views and incredible hiking trails. Kauai is the oldest of the Islands. Kauai also boasts having the wettest place on the planet, Mount Waialeale. Rain falls every day of the year.

The Big Island has created some of the newest land on earth. Lava has been spewing out of Kilauea Volcano continuosly for almost 30 years. And there is no sign of letting up.
Contrast the fiery heat of the crater with Mauna Kea, a mountain where you will find snow.
You could actually witness a lava flow and a snow storm on the same day.

Molokai is known as the Friendly Isle. Small in contrast to the others, but still
possessing special places. There are hikes here which are like no other in all of Hawaii. Molokai is also home of Kalaupapa, the settlement of Hanson’s patients who were ministered by the revered Father Damien.

Kailua Beach

Kailua Beach

Lanai was at one time full of pineapple. The days of intense agriculture are over,
however, Lanai is a world class resort. And is a special place. A little known fact is this: Bill Gates rented nearly the entire Island for his wedding.

Oahu, known as “the gathering place” is home of Honolulu and Waikiki.
There are countles special places to be found on Oahu. These include Pearl Harbor as
well as the famed North Shore. The North Shore boasts some of the best surfing on the planet and is known as the Surfing Capital of the World.

And if that were not enough, there are incredible beaches on each of the Islands. Each Island has it’s
own special ocean retreats. There are countless places to greet the blue, blue Pacific, here on the Islands.

Know this: every beach in Hawaii is public. There are no private beaches. There are many different ways to access the beaches in Hawaii. But again, you need to know where to look and how to find them.

Hawaii has become a melting pot of many different cultures. Each one leaving there own influence. Each one leaving their own special gift to the Island culture. And with these cultures have come different tastes.

The food in Hawaii is simply outstanding.

These are some of the Secrets of Hawaii we wanted to share with you.

You will discover hidden gems here. You will be amazed and in awe. And your life will be
touched by these Hawaii Secrets. So visit Hawaii yourself and discover some of these
secrets on your own.

You will not be disappointed.

Aloha

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Hawaii Farmer’s Market on Oahu

There are a number of Farmer’s Markets operating on Oahu.

You just need to know where to look. A very enjoyable one on Oahu is the one held at Ward Warehouse on Saturday Morning. This is fairly easy to get to. There are busses that will take you right to the market. This is also a short distance from Ala Moana Shopping Center. You can easily walk from there.

This particular Farmer’s Market was in fact located at Ala Moana Shopping Center. The support of the local community was evident with the large crowds who attended. Due to all of the construction going on at the shopping center, the weekly market was forced to move down the street to Ward Center.

We were there on the last day at Ala Moana, and it was kind of sad until we realized that the food event had secured a new location!

The new location at Ward Center is a pleasant one. There is ample parking and a very festive atmosphere.

You will find a large array of various locally grown produce. As a matter of fact all of the produce sold at this market, must be locally grown. You will not be disappointed with the wide variety of fruits an vegetables that are available. From bananas to papaya, guava, limes from tomatoes to mushrooms, onions, star fruit, the exotic dragon fruit as well as eggplants and a mixture of different farm fresh sprouts. Of course don’t forget the fresh pineapple and fruit smoothie drinks that are also available.

There is also a nice selection of prepared food. you can find a wide assortment of vegetarian fare, freshly baked breads, rolls and seafood.

Here’s a video we created on a recent visit:

I live in Hawaii and I’m glad I do. There a number of bumps in the road I encountered when I came.

There is a guide that will help you avoid some of the issues I encountered.

If you ever thought of moving to Hawaii, you must check out this great resource:

Moving To Hawaii: A Step-by-step Guide — By Michele Meyer

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Here’s what Michele had to say about her book:

Stop dreaming and start taking action!

Moving To Hawaii e-book coverIn the summer of 2010, I made my own dream of moving to Hawaii come true. As I type this, I’m enjoying the balmy breeze coming through the window and a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean from my home in Honolulu. Life is good here, and it can be yours as well!

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