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Old 01-20-2010, 01:43 PM
 
Location: N,y
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I would like to introduce myself...I'm wheelzz My Girlfriend and I are moving too Kauai next Nov. I have read MANY of your nice and not so nice rosts.I have some questions that was hoping some people can answer???I'm a parapalegic,But that doesn't stop meI love the realaxing lifestle... that Hawaii offers. We havel been in Woodstock N,y for the past ten years We love the simple life,people...But I can't take the Winters anymore (i'm getting old).She is a Nurse who already has a good job offer there, and I have an online buisness that I can do anywhere.
We want to move to a "cool" place with "cool" non judjmental people.I have been looking on craigslist to get an idea what's available....I see alot of posts about local papers,coffee shop listings...We would like to rent a single stand alone or the bottom part of a"private" 3 bdr. house, view of the ocean, mountain,,,But not to far in the mountins LOL for around 1,600 a month,maybe the the Kapaa area.We are very caring and helpfull middle age people who would like to meet Da the same "kind" of people. Any help,tips,pointers.... Would help us ALOT I will be on the boards asking questions...I hope no Braddah you
Mahalo,
Wheelzz.
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Old 01-20-2010, 02:25 PM
 
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I vacationed on Kauai. IMO it may not be the place to live. It's nice but for year round living a more populated place may be better for you with more medical places to go to.
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Old 01-20-2010, 04:29 PM
 
Location: N,y
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Ty for the reply,But other than being in a "chair" I have no need for medical places.I drive,S.C.U.B.A dive....I looked into Oahu,But the places here are much nicer... We are planing on trying it for a years,then go from there.
Peace,
Nelson.

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Old 01-20-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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Have you looked into living on the Big Island? The cost of renting/buying there is cheaper. Nursing jobs should be available just as readily there as Kauai.
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:01 PM
 
Location: N,y
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That's a great suggestion Can you reccomend some nice and not so nice places????I can't take alot of rain.
Thanks again,
Wheelzz
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Old 01-20-2010, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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If rain is an issue than I would recommend the Kona side of the Big Island.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Hawaii-Puna District
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If rain is an issue than I would recommend the Kona side of the Big Island.
Yes! It is sunny, dry and hot. But get ready to run that AC in the house and pay the big electric bill! Electricity runs about 3.5x to 4x the KWH price you are used to on the mainland.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Big Island of Hawaii
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If the Big Island is an option, also explore Waikoloa and Waimea (Kamuela). There is a "dry-side" Waimea and a "green-side" Waimea. It's a beautiful area and there are a lot of rentals out there right now.
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: N,y
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Thank you all.... I was SHOCKED to see the price diffrence. My Mom just retired from IBM.She didn't know what to do because N,y is CRAZY expensiveI think we can rent a nice house and let her live in one part
Mahalo,
Wheelzz
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Old 01-20-2010, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Hawaii
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As a rule of thumb the eastern side of most of the Hawaiian Islands is the wettest and the western side being the driest. This is caused by the prevailing trade winds coming from the east and the mountain ranges that block the trades from getting to the other side.

So if dampness and humidity is a problem for you than go west young man or maybe even south which is in between.

I live on the south shore of Kauai and it gets pretty damp here in the winter but nothing like east side and the north shore.
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