A Short Story: Which Hawaiian Island is the Best For Me?

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Are you wondering which island is best for you? Which island is best to buy a home? Or just to live on with your lifestyle? I am going to share a brief story of what island I ended up on and why I love it!

This shot is at the Private Beach Club at Hoakalei, one of my favorite spots on the island in Ewa Beach

The Big Island: My First Hawaii Home

Being a California girl, it was a big change for me to move to the islands in 2005. I first moved to the Big Island and bought my first investment home in Waikoloa along the Kohala Coast. I purchased a brand new home in Waikoloa Village along the 17th hole at the Waikoloa Golf Course.

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My first home in Waikoloa Village on the 17th Fairways

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This home was one of my favorites. It was definitely a resort-style laid back lifestyle living in the village. Very small community. They have an elementary school, churches, and a small shopping center (the Village Market), a few parks, etc.

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Hapuna Beach Resort - one of my favorite places

Next Home: Kailua-Kona

Then a few years later, I wanted more to what lifestyle I was living at the time. I was in my early 30's, so I decided to move to Kailua-Kona. I bought a beautiful home, big lot with a panoramic ocean view in a lovely neighborhood, and I loved it. But I was still missing something.

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Home in Kailua-Kona; it was a beautiful home as you can see. Most homes on the Big Island are septic homes, which makes them have a custom flair...

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My beautiful ocean view

Oahu Bound!

But! Then my husband and I had the opportunity to move to Oahu - and we are so happy we did! We love it!! We ended up moving to Ewa Beach and bought in Hoakalei. It is a lovely place with much to offer.

Hoakalei Amenities

Hoakalei homes are a very desirable market here in Ewa Beach and on Oahu. You can get a newer or brand new home in a beautiful tree-scaped neighborhood, with a private beach club with water crafts to play with, and private country club with an Ernie Els Golf Course. All three neighborhoods come with either a private pool, or a pool and gym and tennis court.

Association fees included on this home: cable, internet and telephone, pool, gym, tennis court.

This is me! Aloha! And I love my #HoakaleiLife here on Oahu.

Hoakalei is very close, like a few miles, from the next (second city) Kapolei, which includes all the shopping you need, with a government building, health care facilities, parks, schools K-12, brand new mall Ka Makana Alii ; the lists goes on and on.

[video width="600" height="400" mp4="http://cdn5.hawaiilife.com/2016/10/tempVideo.mp4"][/video]   I really do love living on Oahu. It's like living in a big city with a Hawaii flair. There are so many options to eat, shop, beaches, schools, medical care, personal care, sport activities, relaxing, work choices, etc...I feel everyday there is a new place I hear about or see and it is always an adventure.

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Here is one of my adventures to the North Shore of Oahu, to Turtle Beach, with a dear friend. It was a little rainy that day as you can see in the pic, but we sure did have fun.

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Bike ride to the White Plains Beach | Starfish Cactus, a beautiful flower

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White Plains Beach - this is another favorite spot of mine; I like to go right down the street from Hoakalei

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Beautiful golf courses; Hoakalei Golf Course

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Beautiful homes

Want to Know More?

This was a short story of some reasons Oahu is for me! There are a lot more reasons and I would love to tell you about them. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Living on two different islands, I have a lot to share :)

Warm aloha,

MM MM.HawaiiLife.com

Oh, P.S.

I want to mention, yes, we have traffic. That is something you usually hear about first when you hear about Oahu, but I have to say it all depends where you work, live, and play. It is not that big of an island and there are a lot of good resources out there that are helping to make the traffic commutes better.