Why Do People Live In Hawaii?
Many know Hawaii as an attractive tourist destination with beautiful scenery, mild weather, friendly people and a host of cultural and recreational opportunities. These elements, and others, also make Hawaii an excellent place to live.
Hawaii’s quality of life reflects the advantages of the state’s climate, health, recreation and cultural opportunities. Hawaii is consistently rated as one of the best states to live in when criteria include environmental factors, low crime incidence, quality of education, and longevity.
Year-round great weather
Hawaii’s climate is very comfortable. Residents can enjoy outdoor sports and activities all year long, with ocean sports popular even during winter.
You don't need much in terms of cold weather clothing - just a few sweaters for the chilly days. Prevailing trade winds and moderate rainfall cool the islands year-round, while being near the equator keeps it nice and warm. Low humidity, cooling trade winds, and a lack of industrial pollution make Hawaii’s air quality the best in the nation.
The water is filtered by the islands’ porous lava rock in a 25-year rain-to-tap cycle.
Progressive Healthcare & Education
Honolulu has been ranked first among the nation’s 75 largest metropolitan areas. Hawaii residents enjoy the longest average life expectancy in the nation. It has a progressive health care system, with state-of-the-art equipment in hospitals throughout the state, and innovative approaches to critical issues of universal health care access and substance abuse.
Additionally, Hawaii hosts major higher education and research efforts that have acquired an international reputations. Hawaii is at the forefront of national research in astronomy, ocean and earth sciences. Almost three-quarters of a million people attend University of Hawaii collegiate sports events each year.
Hawaii is world-renowned for its scenic beauty.
Over the years, hundreds of movies and commercials have been produced in the islands, taking advantage of Hawaii’s scenic panoramas. Hawaii’s pioneering statewide land management system reflects its concern and commitment to the protection of the environment.
Hawaii’s near-ideal year-round climate supports a variety of outdoor activities, particularly golf with 65 golf courses statewide, tennis, and a wide range of ocean sports. Hawaii has a well-developed public parks system including seven national parks, 77 state parks, 586 county parks and a number of botanical gardens. There are miles of safe, sandy and accessible beaches statewide.
Cultural opportunities are rich and varied in Hawaii. The state’s diverse heritage gives rise to many Asian and Pacific festivals along with Western celebrations. The visitor industry has generated important entertainment opportunities, including Polynesian and Western groups at numerous dining establishments, shows and programs.
Hawaii has 73 museums, state monuments, zoos and similar attractions. Honolulu, the capital, is home to such greats as the Hawaii Opera Theater, Honolulu Ballet and the Honolulu Symphony. Performances in Hawaii frequently feature outstanding touring artists and groups.
Hawaii’s people possess the intangible “aloha” spirit. Hardworking and productive, they are also friendly and helpful. The blending of cultures in Hawaii is complemented by the presence of an international spectrum of visitors who add to the state’s rich diversity, hospitality and promise.