Beauty, adventure, tides and mountains — Hawaii satisfies your soul no matter your passion. Do you want to retire on miles of white beach? Trade a fast-paced job for a more relaxed one? Or, just live lifelong in the luxury of The Aloha State? You are sure to find the perfect place to call “home” along long stretches of coast or nestled in lush, volcanic valleys.
Let us take you on a quick tour of the 2018 best places to live in Hawaii.
Holualoa (Big Island)
A quaint community on the Big Island’s west coast, Holualoa amazes with its breathtaking views of the Hualalai Volcano. Its higher elevation lowers temperatures for ideal weather, which adds to its charm. The town’s artistic vibe brings a relaxed style of living that draws homeowners to Hawaii. And, a great school system offers peace of mind to families. Set in beautiful coffee country, Holualoa offers heritage, small town charm and home.
If a thriving cultural and art scene calls to you, Honolulu answers. A great place to start a career or further your current one, this capital city offers career advancement with a Hawaiian vibe. Gorgeous coastline beaches and an active nightlife offer activity whether the sun is up or down. East Honolulu boasts upper middle class neighborhoods with easy access to the city.
Hilo (Big Island)
Authentic pre-World War II persona greets residents and visitors to Hilo, located on the Big Island’s east side. Less frequented by tourists, the largest city on the Big Island offers a unique Hawaiian experience overlooking two volcanoes. Tropical weather lovers thrive in Hilo with its ample rainfall each year. It tops the list as one of the rainiest areas in the state of Hawaii.
Sunny weather, low crime rates and its civic spirit make Mililani a great place to call home. In fact, Mililani earned the name “All-American City” for its civic spirit in 1986. Located in central Oahu, this town lays on plantation fields of the past. Today, it boasts one of the state of Hawaii’s wealthiest zip codes. You won’t mind the drive to the beach living amid the spectacular view of two volcanic mountain ranges in Mililani.
Kamuela (Big Island)
Making the USA Today 10 Best list, Kamuela takes Hawaiian laid-back living to new heights. Located in the northwest of the Big Island, the rolling, lush hills prove to be as enchanting as an ocean view. One of the oldest and largest ranches in America, Parker Ranch, sprawls across the Kamuela landscape. Hawaiian cowboy (paniolo) style marks this beautiful area, one of the best places to live in Hawaii.