Living The Aloha Way Of Life In Hawaii

With the rise of remote work, secluded places with a lot of natural beauty are becoming more popular places to call home. Hawaii, once considered primarily a vacation destination, is now becoming a more attractive place to set up permanent residence.

The Best Thing About Living in Hawaii

And why not? Surf, sand, delicious food, and friendly people are just a few of things it has to offer. But before you pack your bags, you should be aware of some things about living in Hawaii in particular. While it has its challenges, making Hawaii home can very much be worth it.

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Aloha Is A Way Of Life

Aloha means hello and goodbye. But in Hawaii, it's more than that - it’s a fundamental way of life for residents. Aloha is a philosophy of peace, love, empathy, and mutual respect that encompasses the culture of Hawaii. If you're considering living in Hawaii, be prepared to learn and adopt the true meaning of aloha. You have to give respect to get respect.

The Best Thing About Living in Hawaii

Island Living 

Hawaii is a very remote set of islands, so life here can feel very secluded if you don't have connections here before moving.  The culture and lifestyle are very different from most mainland states, and you can feel isolated from your friends and family stateside. If you’re not prepared, island life can be a bit of a shock, so don’t be surprised when Island Fever strikes.

Everything Is A Little Slower In Hawaii

Hawaii living teaches you how to slow down. Get used to walking, talking, and living a little slower. Forget about same- or next-day Amazon deliveries. The slow pace is an attitude as well; there’s no room in Hawaii for your rushed impatience. So, sit back, relax, learn to take it slow, and enjoy living in Hawaii.

The Best Thing About Living in Hawaii

Prepare For Higher Bills

Unfortunately, living in paradise comes at a cost. Hawaii’s isolation makes it difficult to receive items that are commonly imported to the mainland. The cost of simple things like milk and gas can cause a bit of sticker shock. Housing costs are another area that can cause sticker shock - properties in Hawaii can be triple the cost of properties of the same size—if not smaller—on the mainland.

Living In Hawaii And Being Local

Being born in Hawaii doesn’t make you Hawaiian; it makes you a local. Native Hawaiian people are an indigenous race, with a deep culture. As long as you don’t start referring to yourself as Native Hawaiian and treat the culture with respect, you will often have respect returned. Just don't expect to be embraced as a local right away either.

Embrace the culture, make some friends, and give the island respect and over time, you’ll earn your place like a local.

No More Adjusting The Clock

Hawaii is one of only two states that doesn’t observe daylight savings time. You’ll never have to worry about remembering if you spring forward or fall back, or deal with losing an hour of sleep in the spring. Sounds great, right?

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$1,170,000
Neighborhood: Ocean Pointe
4
Beds
3
Baths
1,695
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
1
Day on Site
202411504
MLS
Open 5/19
45-528 Pahia Road #B Kaneohe,  HI 96744
$1,225,000
Neighborhood: Kaneohe Town
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,190
Sq.Ft.
1955
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202411079
MLS
$489,000
Condo: Punahou Regency
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,032
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202411003
MLS
$375,000
Condo: Trump Tower Waikiki
1
Baths
486
Sq.Ft.
2009
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202411413
MLS
Open 5/19
92-1159 Palahia Street #C203 Kapolei,  HI 96707
$540,000
Condo: Westview At Makakilo Hts
2
Beds
2
Baths
742
Sq.Ft.
1993
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202411408
MLS
Open 5/19
492 Mananai Place #13S Honolulu,  HI 96818
$624,000
Condo: Crosspointe B-1
2
Beds
2
Baths
848
Sq.Ft.
1985
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202411093
MLS
Open 5/19
45-701 Keneke Street #1 Kaneohe,  HI 96744
$1,290,000
Neighborhood: Kapuna Hala
5
Beds
3
Baths
2,339
Sq.Ft.
2022
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202411217
MLS
Open 5/19
92-804 Opalipali Place Kapolei,  HI 96707
$1,175,000
Neighborhood: Makakilo-Kahiwelo
4
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,722
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202411247
MLS
Open 5/19
920 Ward Avenue #4G Honolulu,  HI 96814
$575,000
Condo: Royal Court
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,073
Sq.Ft.
1970
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202411350
MLS
Open 5/19
120 Lakeview Circle Wahiawa,  HI 96786
$849,000
Neighborhood: Wilikina
3
Beds
1
Baths
854
Sq.Ft.
1952
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202406753
MLS
Open 5/19
5180 Likini Street #1201 Honolulu,  HI 96818
2
Beds
1
Baths
677
Sq.Ft.
1972
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202407862
MLS
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
717
Sq.Ft.
1989
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202411355
MLS

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