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

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576
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1961
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202220952
MLS
Rarely available 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit at Kuilei Gardens. This GROUND FLOOR apartment comes with 1 assigned parking stall directly in front of the unit! Partially furnished with range,...
Open 10/9
411 Hobron Lane #606 Honolulu, HI 96815
$482,000
Condo: Chateau Waikiki
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1
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563
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1974
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1
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202220802
MLS
Ideal cozy one bedroom, one bath with one parking, lanai and a storage. Recently remodeled vinyl flooring and quartz counter and kitchen cabinets.
Great amenities including a heated pool and...
$585,000
Condo: Hoolea Terrace At Kehalani
2
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1F11/2
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750
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2013
Year Built
1
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202220545
MLS
This ocean view Ho'olea Terrace condo is located on the top floor and offers sweeping vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Haleakala, set to the backdrop of the West Maui Mountains. This 2 bedroom, 1.5...
$289,000
Condo: Executive Centre
1
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1
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477
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1984
Year Built
1
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202220913
MLS
imagine owning this newly remodeled 1 bedroom in downtown Honolulu. Having the ability to live and/or work in the unit. Fee Simple unit with great parking stall located on the same floor as the unit...
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1
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593
Sq.Ft.
1975
Year Built
1
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202220835
MLS
Only 3 one-bedroom units have been sold in the last 2 years! Once you live here and realize how close everything is, you will understand why hardly anyone sells their homes. Across from shops, a...
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428
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1974
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1
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202220696
MLS
A great opportunity to own in the heart of Honolulu at a wonderful price! Come and see this move-in-ready 1-bedroom condo at the top of Ward Avenue with a covered parking stall! This charming &...
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968
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2022
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1
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202220530
MLS
Ko'ula at Ward Village was designed by architect Jeanne Gang and the award winning firm Yabu Pushelberg. Brand new, never live in Unit 3307, Luxury condominium with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, 2 assigned...
Open 10/9
95-269 Waikalani Drive #C201 Mililani, HI 96789
$425,000
Condo: Waikalani Woodlands
2
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1
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793
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1976
Year Built
1
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202220958
MLS
Located just minutes away from Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Air Force Base, and Mililani Town Center, in the serene neighborhood of Waikalani Woodlands lies this end unit 2 bedroom 1 bathroom condo...
$950,000
Condo: Admiral Thomas Apts
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3
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2,657
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1980
Year Built
1
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202220731
MLS
PENTHOUSE LIVING AT IT'S FINEST!! SWEEPING 360 DEGREE VIEWS of the gorgeous Pacific Ocean and the brilliant Honolulu City Lights from every Room. This beautiful 2,820 Sq. Ft. Condominium Home has...
Open 10/9
91-1041 Kai Oio Street Ewa Beach, HI 96706
$1,599,888
Neighborhood: Hoakalei-Kuapapa
6
Beds
4
Baths
2,600
Sq.Ft.
2014
Year Built
1
Day on Site
202217494
MLS
Professionally designed and decorated 6 Bedroom 4 bath furnished model home with a Game Room, Home includes hardwood & upgraded flooring, custom paints, quartz countertops, stainless steel...
$550,000
Condo: Aloha Towers
2
Beds
2
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1,132
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
1
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202220874
MLS
INVESTOR SPECIAL - Buy this property with cash at a discounted rate to give seller a Life Estate. Upon passing or moving out, Buyer inherits 100% of the property from Seller, with all the future...
Open 10/9
2101 Nuuanu Avenue #I103 Honolulu, HI 96817
1
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1
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798
Sq.Ft.
1981
Year Built
1
Day on Site
202220956
MLS
Craigside condominium on the first floor. Well kept one bedroom one bath apartment. New interior paint, new AC in master bedroom. Pet friendly and secured building. Resort like amenities, MUST SEE.

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