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Old 02-08-2012, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Kahala
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Living in Hawaii is definitely NOT the same as vacationing here. The bad things in my opinion are the traffic is just ridiculous, I wake up at 4am, so that I can avoid the traffic. I don't have to be at work until 7:00am. I will not ever be able to afford a decent house on my own. You have to have a partner or a room mate if you want to have a house. Otherwise a 400,000 dlls one bedroom, no pets, no patio condo will have to do. Real estate is very expensive here. White people are a little discriminated but you just have to be very self secured and be polite and smart about little comments from the locals. I get homesick every single day. Hawaii is beautiful, but it can get a little lonely at times if you don't have any family and or money to go visit your family.
A nicely written reality check for all the "dreamers" although you are probably coming anyway.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:02 PM
 
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Default Moving to Hawaii

Hello! I am very interested into moving to Hawaii and have found this form very informative. Realistically I have to get my affairs in order on the mainland before I can pick up and move so Im trying to do my research. I know that life will be different there and I will probably live in lower standards than I do now but I am more than okay with the trade off to a more laid back, community oriented warm climate. The only down side is I wont know anyone when I first get there and that is probably the one thing I am most anxious about. Anyone have tips or ideas for me on how to transition there. I am a 23 year old female who loves hiking and the outdoors. I am sad to say however that I watched jaws one too many times and sharks freak me out. Hahah and yes I still want to move to Hawaii. I figure if bears are no problem then realistically sharks are in the same danger category right? Pretty much will take any advice you have to offer. Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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Which island are you looking at?
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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I have been looking at Big Island, mostly just because it would be easier to get a job there. However I am a small town person and was told by a good friend who visits Hawaii often that I should look at one of the small islands. Any suggestions? Currently I am medical assistant for a podiatrist in Idaho but I grew up in a town of about 15 houses and sort of miss the closeness ( which is both good and bad if your familiar lol). I wouldnt mind trading jobs to whatever is available as long the community is chill and friendly. Im a people person haha just not in large quantities.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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I have been looking at Big Island, mostly just because it would be easier to get a job there.
Did you know that Honolulu is on O'ahu, not the Big Island?
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:39 PM
 
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Hahah. Yes I did but I was listening to some advice from others that told me Hilo and Kona are really nice cities and they are a bit smaller. Do you live in Hawaii? Any good advice? I know I have a lot of research to do because I wont be able to visit everywhere before I finally make my decision. I am probably 6 months to a year away from moving there but I was hoping this forum would give me a great place to start.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:04 PM
 
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Smaller, yes. Easier to find a job, I would highly doubt that. There are a lot of people here that live on the Big Island, hopefully they can help you more.
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:40 PM
 
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I have been looking at Big Island, mostly just because it would be easier to get a job there.
I live on the Big Island, and do not see how you've come to the conclusion that work is easier to get here? Just wondering....
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Volcano
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Hahah. Yes I did but I was listening to some advice from others that told me Hilo and Kona are really nice cities and they are a bit smaller.
You need to do some basic homework before people here will be able to help you much. Use the Search function to dig through the archives. All the general questions have already been asked many times, and there have been several recent threads about jobs.

Honolulu is the only city in Hawai'i, population about 400,000 and it is on the island of Oahu.

Hilo is much smaller, a town of about 44,000 and Kailua-Kona is a town of about 12,000, and they are on the Island of Hawai'i, commonly known as the Big Island.

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I am probably 6 months to a year away from moving there but I was hoping this forum would give me a great place to start.
It is, and the best way to use it is to do as much homework as you can, and then ask the specific questions you're left with. Also, starting your own thread with a meaningful title will be very helpful.

Good luck!
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Hawai'i
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starting your own thread with a meaningful title will be very helpful.

Good luck!
Exactly what I was going to say.
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