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View Poll Results: Would you enjoy living in Hawaii?
Probably 57 45.97%
I don't think so 67 54.03%
Voters: 124. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I wouldn't mind spending a year or two living in Honolulu but not permenantly.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:44 PM
 
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No, I have no desire to.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:12 PM
 
Location: NC
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I'd like to visit, but it is too far. I'm sorry. I'd feel isolated.
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:17 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Yes, without any hesitation. Preferably Maui.
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:16 PM
 
Location: 9851 Meadowglen Lane, Apt 42, Houston Texas
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For 1-2 years I'd love to give it a shot. For more than that? No. I lived for a while on Puerto Rico. Another tropical island. And it got old pretty fast. There is only so many times you can go to the beach and enjoy sunny weather before you want something else. I think cities like Miami (or Singapore or HK or Rio or fill in the blank internationally) are great compromises for people who want tropical weather and stuff to do.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:59 PM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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I love, love LOVE visiting Hawaii- always have... but I think I'd get too bored too quickly. The benefit of continental U.S. is that you can jump in your car and be in another amazing city or see new incredible scenery within a few hours. In Oahu for instance- you can drive around the entire island in far less than a day! I think I'd get island fever akin to cabin fever within a few weeks. (Getting on a plane to go somewhere all the time would just get frustrating)

Wonderful vacation place though
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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Visit yes, live there no. I'd get island fever after a month.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Never. Just about everything I've read about the place, combined with two friends I know well that actually lived there longer than a few months, tells me that white people from the mainland are not welcome there. There is a serious bit of racism towards whites there by native blood Hawaiians. Just google it and read some of the stories. Also, there is an active secession movement there to break the state away from the US. Seems like a more active and larger secession movement than anywhere else in the US. Also, even their retiring Senator Akaka hinted at the future possibility of Hawaii leaving the US.

No thanks, the Carib is a much better bet for your money, and the people there don't hate the US.
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Old 12-12-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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couldn't do it and it's not because of the normal complaint of the people or the cocoanuts, those are things you could eventually learn to tolerate, it's because by the time you get to watch a TV show it's considered a repeat in other parts of the country.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:30 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Sure, if I could afford to I would like to.
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