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Old 12-31-2007, 09:39 AM
 
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I guess this is the question of the year. Which island would be the best to retire on?
We love Maui and now are hearing that it is way to crowded. Are all the islands becoming too crowded?

I would love to hear some pros and cons of the Big Island vs Maui.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Kauai
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I am just curious, why are you not considering Kauai?

Because my family is partially settled there, with the rest of us to follow, I am constantly wondering why Kauai does not really seem to be 'in the running' as a place to settle for so many people. Is it too rural? Not enough nightlife? Or what is it exactly that keeps people from even considering the garden isle?
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I believe it is because not very many people hear of Kauai. Maui is the word that is flashed on television. Now if you live in Hawaii.. you are well aware of the beauty of Kauai but otherwise not much is mentioned about Kauai.
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:56 AM
 
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Default Kauai

I will look into Kauai. I think it's true that all we hear is "Maui". We sure don't want to make the move and find out we made a mistake.
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:02 AM
 
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There are many beautiful areas in Hawaii besides Kauai and Maui. If your considering retiring in Hawaii, check all of the islands out.. I assume you do not want to retire on Oahu or the Big Island as they may be congested but take a look at the other islands beside Kauai and Maui.

One of these days I will be looking at those options. /sigh
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:07 AM
 
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Island densities -

Oahu - 1,468 persons/sq mi
Maui - 162 persons/sq mi
Kauai - 106 persons/sq mi
Big Island - 37 persons/sq mi
Molokai - 28 persons/sq mi
Lanai - 23 persons/sq mi

Hardly consider the BI congested
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:12 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Wow.. didnt realize it was that lowly populated! Thanks for the information !!
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Old 12-31-2007, 10:17 AM
 
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Wow.. didnt realize it was that lowly populated! Thanks for the information !!
Only has roughly 150,000 - 175,000 residents, not including tourists, and the island is the size of Connecticut. Have to factor in the fact it's so hilly and there are volcano's/unlivable areas.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:57 AM
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Kauai is nice if you want to get away from everything, but it's boring in my opinion.

The Big Island has so much to offer.

I wish we bought the Time Warner building when they offered to us for 2.1M. We hear TW just got it for 7.1M.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:11 AM
 
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Hee hee.. could have gotten 5 mil for it in return.. oh well..
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