August 14, 2007
What is the best neighborhood to live in Oahu, Hawaii?
- I was stationed on oahu and live in kaneohe bay and kailua. both were great. there was some crime but it is very dependant on what areas you live in. I would suggest a scouting trip, as it will only take a few hours and you'll be able to see either town very well. I lived there for 2.5 years and loved every minute of it and would recommend it to anyone.
- I lived 38 years in Kaneohe, and Kailua and its the most friendly/Safe area in the State, food, markets and restuarant are very reasonable. Stay away from the town(Honolulu, Manoa, Kaimuki , Waikiki) area everything is expensive(drug infestasion), even the apartment are expensive.
- none!! It is Meth City!!
I think you are much better off going to Maui. Wailea would be my first pick. If you need something more afforable, go to Kiehei.
- One thing to keep mind of is your race. There are certain areas of the island that are more "local" than others. The East end of the island is very nice (Hawaii Kai, kalama Valley, Queensgate), but it is a little more expensive. Mililani in the middle of the island is a nice, growing area.
- kalihi hahahahha no, kaneohe and kailua aint bad but they got a lot of whities, too much whities cause of that dirty white man base.
- I'm not sure if there is anything not considered expensive, but it partly depends on what you are looking for. The better the view, or the closer to the beach, the more expensive it will be. The old neighborhoods up in the valleys are also quite nice and quite expensive, but esp around UH (Manoa Valley) there are a lot of people who have studio apartments that they rent out. I think that's true in the lower parts of the other valleys, too. If you can make do in a small space, some of them are very nice, and there is pretty good public transportation through the center of most of the valleys. It depends partly on what you want to do and where your job is. There are LOTS of apartments and condos for rent in and around Honolulu in all kinds of price ranges, from trashy to spectacular. There are a lot of people who live on the windward side of the island and commute to Honolulu, but the commute is a bi***!!! If you head away from Honolulu, in one direction (Diamond Head) it tends to get more expensive, in the other direction (Ewa) it gets less. Hawaii has its bad neighborhoods like everywhere else, so be careful. So your job, your job location, and your income will have a lot to do with what you want. You might want to contact a Realtor or a rental agency when you get there to help you learn the lay of the land. Good Luck– it's a beautiful place to live!!
- I grew up in Kailua and never had any trouble nor did any of my sisblings. It is a very nice area to live in. There are cetain areas you want to stay put of like Kalihi and Wainaie. Mililani is also a nice neighborhood. My sister bought a new house there. Hawaii is a exspensive place to live, if I could afford it I would move back.Do some research and check out the local paper @…www.honolulluadvertiser.co…
- the windward side. Kaneohe, kailua.
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