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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$230,000
Condo: Island Colony
1
Baths
302
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
1
Day on Site
202209644
MLS
Fee available on this legal short term vacation rental lodging unit in the Skyline at Island Colony hotel rental pool program. Keep it in the hotel rental pool to enjoy equal distribution of income...
2
Beds
1F11/2
Baths
753
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202208716
MLS
PAKALANA - secure condominium, conveniently located in the Makiki area. Enjoy sunrise over DH every morning and picturesque views from the east facing lanai. Covered parking is located in the secure...
$1,300,000
Neighborhood: Ala Moana
12
Beds
6
Baths
3,456
Sq.Ft.
1956
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202209485
MLS
Prime metro central location near Piikoi Street and Wal-Mart and across the street from Sheridan Community Park. This six-unit building is situated on a fenced corner lot and close to shops,...
2
Beds
2
Baths
909
Sq.Ft.
2016
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202209567
MLS
Stunning views of Diamond Head, ocean, mountain, coastal, Ala Moana Beach Park from every room of this beautiful unit in the highly desirable The Collection. Unit features two side by side parking...
$1,499,000
Neighborhood: Coconut Grove
3
Beds
4
Baths
2,382
Sq.Ft.
1950
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202205749
MLS
GREAT NEW LISTING! Well maintained, spacious 3 bdrm/4 bath home located in the cozy Coconut Grove neighborhood in Kailua. Relax & entertain on the covered deck overlooking a beautiful, tiled pool....
Open 5/22
94-555 Alapoai Street #152 Mililani, HI 96789
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,256
Sq.Ft.
1976
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202207385
MLS
Beautifully renovated townhome available close to Schofield and Wheeler! This home has all new floors, renovated bathrooms with custom tile work, updated kitchen with butcher block countertops, a...
Open 5/22
91-1125 Kaileonui Street Ewa Beach, HI 96706
$880,000
Neighborhood: Ocean Pointe
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,288
Sq.Ft.
2003
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202203930
MLS
Talk about amazing yard space!!! Come enjoy your own personal oasis in the heart of Ocean Pointe! In addition to the stunning yard this 3 bed 2.5 bath single family home has a highly sought after...
$718,000
Condo: Mariners Place Townhomes 2
3
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
1,050
Sq.Ft.
2002
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202209384
MLS
WELCOME HOME! This is the home you have been waiting for! Highly desirable corner unit. Conveniently located closed to entrance and alongside shopping center. Be the first to live in this...
$1,200,000
Condo: Hawaiki Tower
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,039
Sq.Ft.
1999
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202208993
MLS
Must see! Amazing location and views! This 2 bedroom/2 bath/2 covered assigned parking has been very well-maintained. The low maintenance fees covers many amenities such as a gorgeous infinity pool,...
$975,000
Neighborhood: Makakilo-Lower
6
Beds
2F11/2
Baths
2,170
Sq.Ft.
1965
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202209410
MLS
PRICED TO SELL UNDER ASSESSED VALUE!!! The astute buyer will know how to unlock the potential in this property. This single family home in Lower Makakilo is a fixer upper with 6 bedrooms and 2.5...
1
Beds
1
Baths
664
Sq.Ft.
1979
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202209521
MLS
Newly renovated spacious 1 bedroom, 1 bath unit with over 600 sq. ft. of living area, and 1 covered parking stall. Secured entry and gated parking garage. Newly installed vinyl flooring, new kitchen...
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,892
Sq.Ft.
1990
Year Built
2
Days on Site
202209415
MLS
HUGE Penthouse-level unit at the luxurious Nauru Tower (almost 2,200sf total)! Incredible ocean, mountain, and sunset views. This unit features a vestibule, a large living room, dining area and...

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