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1. Posted by jrm347 (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Anyone live in Hawaii or spend more than a few months at a time there? Wondering about places to live that aren't very tourist heavy and somewhat inexpensive. not much luck so far.

Thanks

2. Posted by maridod (Full Member 114 posts) 11y

Hmmm...I I dont know that there is anything inexpensive in Hawaii, but it is a GREAT place to live. I live there for a semester in the Spring of 2002. If you have not decided on an island yet, I would suggest the Big Island...it is the most beautiful place I have ever been to. There are tons of things to do there if you like nature. Unfortunetly, since Hawaii is such a tourist hot spot the real estate in the area is outrageous. Your best bet would be to go to one of the universities and check for postings. Usually a couple of people will get together and rent a house...this can help minimize the cost. Anyway...if you need anymore help...feel free to write me a personal message. Hope this helps..

3. Posted by hoshi (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

Probably too late but...what island are you considering?

In general a townhouse is around $300K and house about $300K - $400K as a starting price...

Rent on Oahu (a place that is closer than 30 min drive to the nearest store) is going to be comparable to SF/Boston/almost NYC prices....

4. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I tried Realtor.com, the only thing I found for under 100,000 USD was a 500 sq.ft. tin shack!
(I can't believe it is the 3rd most expensive in the U.S. I would have figured 1st!)

5. Posted by remarcable (Respected Member 335 posts) 11y

try craigslist.org. It has various links from apartments to homes for sale. Even employment. I lived in hawaii for a few months. Like Joz mentioned, its quite expensive. After all... it is an island. Everything is imported. Sometimes it's cheaper to eat out than cook at home!

M.