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Old 07-13-2019, 11:52 AM
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Hello from the desert of mainland SW.

My mate and I (2 sturdy 50-y/o's w/o children) are fixing to move to BI in November 2019.

Work will most probably be in Hilo and/or Pahoa.

We love Hilo, but at this point in time are not able to afford land/home there. Plus, we want to be more rural than in-town. And we are definitely "rebuilding" after curve balls thrown at us over the last 25 years.

I'm doing a lot of research on-line, and in a few weeks to a month most probably will be back for another interview. During that trek will look around the area of Puna district more thoroughly. (When in Hilo last month we walked and drove around Hilo, covering about 1/2 of the areas explored on foot to get a sense of neighborhoods/roads/etc).

But looking at previous threads from 2017 into 2018 it appeared there were some significant concerns relating to crime. Just wondering if there are sub-divisions or areas of certain sub-divisions that are particularly known as "to be avoided". Our main concern is, when we leave the property to get supplies to build/live/thrive, will our stuff still be there when we return?

We are peaceful, educated, law-abiding folks who are looking for a space to call home--one in which we can love one another, our neighbors, and the earth.

Any suggestions welcomed!

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Old 07-13-2019, 07:04 PM
Location: Juneau, AK + Puna, HI
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I can only relay what I've heard second hand. Lower Puna subdivisions have the worst reputation crime wise, such as Hawaiian beaches, Hawaiian shores, Nanawale.

That said, no place is Puna is real safe from property crimes. For that matter, nor is Hilo.

Crooks are always looking for opportunities so when you leave, lock your well constructed gate and just don't be gone for days on end without having someone look after your place.
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