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Old 08-05-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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Talking Moving to Oahu next July--Yah Babyyy--- need advice

Moving to Oahu next July... Taking a trip out there in Feb.. checking out apartments... How are these areas???

Waipahu
Waianae
Wahiawa
Makaikilo
Kapolei
Ewa

Married, 1 college and 2 younger kids.. Looking for something close to stores, not to much partying, not to far from Waikiki & still in a nice serene area.. I know we are asking for alot.. Any advice would be a blessing!!..... Thanks!!!
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Old 08-05-2010, 12:44 PM
 
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People like you annoy me. Do your research and stop asking stupid questions.
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Old 08-05-2010, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Wildside of Oahu
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Moving to Oahu next July... Taking a trip out there in Feb.. checking out apartments... How are these areas???

Waipahu
Waianae
Wahiawa
Makaikilo
Kapolei
Ewa

Married, 1 college and 2 younger kids.. Looking for something close to stores, not to much partying, not to far from Waikiki & still in a nice serene area.. I know we are asking for alot.. Any advice would be a blessing!!..... Thanks!!!
None of these areas are close to Waikiki. Are you looking to live close to good schools or jobs?

Waipahu or Ewa would be closest, but if your commuting into Honolulu or Manoa everyday, you're looking at 45 min to 1 hr or more, each way, everday.

Waianae & Wahiawa would be the furthest from Waikiki/Honolulu. These two would also be at the bottom of my list, but thats JMHO.

I don't know if you posted it previuosly, but what is bringing you to Oahu? Jobs or school? That would help in giving advice.
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Old 08-05-2010, 02:03 PM
 
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Winter Hater..... Guess its all in ur last name..... Someone give this person a ray of sunshine so they can feel better .....

Joliefille- Wow thanks for the info. I am actually taking a trip out there soon. Have been on the islands a zillion times, just never lived there, so wanted some local info.. Thanks for not minding.. Moving to Hawaii has always been a dream.. Work will be from home and lots of weekend work (all over the island)...
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Old 08-05-2010, 08:54 PM
 
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Moving my family to Oahu in July as well, from Wisconsin. I went to High School at a couple different places, including Waianae. While Waianae was good to me back then, I suggest Kapolei or Eva considering the influx of jobs to that area.

We are going to move to Waikiki because, well, that was my favorite place on Oahu. Its a bit expensive but my wife is a cosmetologist and Im in management. So it makes sense for us to be within walking distance to potential jobs. My other choice is Hawaii Kai. Its expensive but has the necessities needed (Costco and so on) and good schools. Not too long of a drive to Waikiki either.
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Old 08-06-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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[quote=Brinagee;15349366]Winter Hater..... Guess its all in ur last name..... Someone give this person a ray of sunshine so they can feel better .....

I gave him/her a rep. I like honest responses,especially to questions that have been asked 10,000 times on this forum. I agree people should do a modicum of research before posting.
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Old 08-06-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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The poster asked an honest question and no need to slam the poster for asking. If you don't like the question, then don't answer it. Easy.
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Old 08-06-2010, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Waianae, Hi
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Even if it is a repeat question that has been on here a thousand times before, it still dosent call for rude short ended answers. Think about it if people dont ask questions then why are we all on here looking to help others?
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Old 08-07-2010, 12:40 AM
 
Location: Wildside of Oahu
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Moving my family to Oahu in July as well, from Wisconsin. I went to High School at a couple different places, including Waianae. While Waianae was good to me back then, I suggest Kapolei or Eva considering the influx of jobs to that area.

We are going to move to Waikiki because, well, that was my favorite place on Oahu. Its a bit expensive but my wife is a cosmetologist and Im in management. So it makes sense for us to be within walking distance to potential jobs. My other choice is Hawaii Kai. Its expensive but has the necessities needed (Costco and so on) and good schools. Not too long of a drive to Waikiki either.
Just a side note, Kapolei now has a Costco and Target. Also a Costco up the H2 in Waipio. Heard Target signed a lease in Kailua Town, as well.

And...ta dum! Bed, Bath & Beyond just opened in Pearl City.
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Old 08-07-2010, 03:29 AM
 
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None of those areas are close to Waikiki.. from all of them you are at least 30 mins away (doing the speed limit, lol).

Waipahu--try waipio for condos and waikele for single family homes. Not very serene.

Waianae--very far away from honolulu and waikiki, plus there's not much out there in terms of a variety of restaurants, shopping, etc. Nice beaches, laid back.

Wahiawa--central location, small town feel, close to the North Shore, older town. More serene/quiet. Gets a bad rap but there are nice homes, just older, plantation homes.

Ewa (including Makakilo, Kapolei)--Hot, lots of different developments (both older and just being built). Some shopping/restaurants but not much to choose from.

If you are looking to be closer to Honolulu and Waikiki, I would suggest looking at the Pearl City, Aiea, Halawa, Manoa.
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