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thinking of moving to Hawaii« on: April 26 2007 09:04:00 »
My family, two girls 11 and 10, my son 4 and my wife want to move to Hawaii, we would be moving from Northern California. One of the big drives for this move is that there sick of the cold and want warm weather and water. I lived in Hawaii for a year back in 77 and had a great time and a lot of fun but never thought of making it my home. Recently my wife and I went over for a friends 's birthday party on the North Shore, my first trip since 77. My first impression was that island was very crowded but everyone got along good, I was there in-between swells but managed to get a couple surfs in and I must say that I was treated very well in the water and everyone in the water and out were very friendly. My worries are on how my children will be treated and just the general attiude would be towards us. All input would be welcome.
RE: thinking of moving to Hawaii« Reply #1 on: April 26 2007 10:04:00 »
You will run into Haole haters but the majority of Hawaiians are caring and friendly people. Do it, brah! Be ready to pay out the nose for housing and everything else, but it is Paradise. Pick your neighborhoods wisely, keep your kids in mind when you do decide on a place. Best of luck.
RE: thinking of moving to Hawaii« Reply #2 on: May 29 2007 19:05:00 »
Is moving to hawaii any different from moving anywhere else? Maybe...For sure (like TTB said) cost of living here is nuts but you do get what you pay for.
Uh...most people you passed in the mall wouldn't even know if you're from here or not. Like any place else it's all about respect. In Hawaii ALOHA is vital. The real shame to me is that a lot of times you don't even see it in those of us who live here. You're more than welcome....come on down! If your kids like being outside and the ocean there's not many places better :) email if you have some questions...
RE: thinking of moving to Hawaii« Reply #3 on: November 19 2007 21:11:00 »
The elementary school's are REALLY poor. Think about private school's (COSTLY) but somewhat better than public. Its not anything personal just the truth. Look at statisitcal data online you will not be impressed.
RE: thinking of moving to Hawaii« Reply #4 on: November 20 2007 14:11:00 »
Nice racist rant, Jeff Duh..son; could be poverty from locals because of mainland and Asian property owners who pay minimum wages and no unions here! Little aboriginal land ownership, so why have emotional investment? While no excuse for using 'ice' or any drugs parents need support to be valid part of evolving growth and aloha for all locals kids (and surfing doesn't always have to be the way out, sorry!)
RE: thinking of moving to Hawaii« Reply #5 on: November 22 2007 13:11:00 »
To the initial thread owner, good luck to you for following your bliss, and sharing something real with your family. Don't give up on public schools, if every affluent family gives up on the schools, the message is loud and clear to the rest of the kids.