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.

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?

Ready to make the change! A lot of people are! Check out the newest listings below and contact us at any time at 808-698-6100 for more details or answers to your questions on living in Hawaii

Today's Listings on Oahu

193 Properties
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$3,950,000
Neighborhood: Manoa Area
6
Beds
3F21/2
Baths
2,402
Sq.Ft.
1937
Year Built
1
Day on Site
202301945
MLS
Absolutely Charming property on quiet & popular Beckwith Street in the College Hills Neighborhood Tract. Two homes on 15,000 square feet R-7.5 lot with two street frontage. The main home was built...
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,157
Sq.Ft.
1980
Year Built
1
Day on Site
202301013
MLS
Experience the perfect blend of comfort and convenience in this stunning three bedroom, two bathroom townhome in a highly desirable Pearl City neighborhood. This corner unit boasts a 420 square foot...
$740,000
Condo: Spinnaker Place Townhome 1
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,196
Sq.Ft.
2005
Year Built
1
Day on Site
202301542
MLS
This gorgeous 3 bedroom 2.5 bath Ocean Pointe home was updated exactly to the owners' specifications. New central AC coil and handler, new custom blinds, new ceiling fans. High quality luxury vinyl...
$1,150,000
Condo: The Ritz-Carlton Residences Twr 2 - 383 Kalaimoku
1
Baths
674
Sq.Ft.
2018
Year Built
1
Day on Site
202301790
MLS
Welcome to the luxury resort living of 'The Ritz-Carlton Residences'. Large corner studio unit with a spectacular ocean view. Spacious lanai will entertain you Morning, Day, and Night. Fully...
$545,000
Condo: Park At Pearlridge
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,067
Sq.Ft.
1982
Year Built
1
Day on Site
202300077
MLS
Come home to this luxury highrise tower, with double door entry, upgraded kitchen, tiled bathrooms, with granite counters throughout. Park at Pearlridge has beautiful views of Pearl Harbor, Diamond...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,062
Sq.Ft.
1968
Year Built
1
Day on Site
202225638
MLS
Well managed building at excellent location directly across from the Ala Moana Shopping Center, Ala Moana Park, on bus line........24/7 security, heated pool, excise room, BBQ area, party room, .........
1
Baths
313
Sq.Ft.
1971
Year Built
1
Day on Site
202302062
MLS
**LEGAL DAILY SHORT-TERM RENTAL** This is your opportunity to own a high floor unit with no neighbors above (top floor in this stack). Tropical decor, travertine floors, and granite countertops at...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
900
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202302006
MLS
Lucky You! Move right into your newly renovated home located on the 2nd floor. Nani Koolau, Bldg. C is gently nestled within the complex. Enjoy lovely green residential views along with the gentle...
$328,000
Condo: West Molokai Resort
1
Beds
1
Baths
565
Sq.Ft.
1978
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202301888
MLS
Unit 1164 is a rare 1Bed 1Ba in the coveted Building 16 at West Molokai Resort. The private, corner location is on the ground floor with easy access to the bbqs, laundry and just a short walk to the...
$1,395,000
Neighborhood: Manoa-Upper
4
Beds
2
Baths
1,426
Sq.Ft.
1962
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202302040
MLS
Welcome home to upper Manoa's rainbows and cool breezes! Hurry and call your Realtor to schedule a private showing! One of many highlights is the indoor/outdoor living, from the tatami room to the...
$3,799,000
Neighborhood: Anchorage
5
Beds
4
Baths
3,779
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202300873
MLS
This luxurious home in the Anchorage neighborhood has been fully remodeled. Through the large pivoting Teak doorway you are charmed by the grandeur of the tall vaulted ceilings and views of the...
$380,000
Condo: Hono Hale Towers
2
Beds
1
Baths
675
Sq.Ft.
1969
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202301488
MLS
Hono Hale Towers 2 bedroom / 1 bath unit. Updated kitchen, bathroom vanity, and vinyl flooring in 2018. Unit is on the 10th Floor. Super convenient location near UH, restaurants, shopping, and...

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